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Search Engine Freedom on the Implications of the Right to Freedom of Expression for the Legal Governance of Web Search Engines


ISBN13: 9789041141286
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £148.00



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In this book, the author explores how search media can be incorporated into freedom of expression doctrine, as well as media and communications law and policy more generally.

And the book develops a theory of the legal relations between national governments and search media providers on the one hand and between end-users and information providers on the other. Among the many issues covered are the following:

  • role of government under the right to freedom of expression;
  • lack of transparency about the ranking and selection of search results;
  • search engine and ISP intermediary liability;
  • filtering by access providers;
  • freedom of expression and the governance of public libraries;
  • the search engine market, its business model and the separation rule for advertising;
  • search engine self-regulation;
  • user profiling and personalization;
  • decisions and actions for which search engines should be able to claim protection.
The analysis draws on specific legal developments under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the United States First Amendment, and investigates issues of diversity, pluralism, and freedom of expression as they relate to editorial control in other media.

The author concludes with recommendations regarding search engine governance and the proper role of government, indicating which existing elements of the regulatory framework for search media can be improved and offering directions for future legal and empirical research.

Considering the ever-growing cultural, political, and economic importance of the Internet and the World Wide Web in our societies, and the societal interests involved in the availability of effective search tools, this first in-depth legal analysis of search engine freedom will prove indispensable to the many practitioners and policymakers concerned with freedom of expression in the digital age.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Internet Law
Contents:
Introduction.
A Short History of Search Engines and Related Market Developments.
Web Search Engines in the Public Networked Information Environment.
The Right to Freedom of Expression.
Press Freedom.
ISP Freedom.
Library Freedom.
Search Engine Freedom.
Search Engine Access: Content Regulation and Intermediary Liability.
Search Engine Quality: Pluralism, Bias, Transparency and User Surveillance.
Summary, Analysis and Conclusions. References.

Series: Information Law Series

Open Source Software and Intellectual Property Rights ISBN 9789041152282
Published June 2014
Kluwer Law International
£148.00
Variable Scope of the Exclusive Economic Rights in Copyright ISBN 9789041149152
Published May 2014
Kluwer Law International
£140.00
Codification of European Copyright Law: Challenges and Perspectives ISBN 9789041141453
Published December 2012
Kluwer Law International
£127.00
£95.00
Copyright Enforcement and the Internet ISBN 9789041133465
Published November 2010
Kluwer Law International
£108.00
Public Broadcasting and European Law ISBN 9789041125002
Published May 2008
Kluwer Law International
£108.00
£107.00
Copyright, Limitations and the Three-step Test ISBN 9789041122674
Published January 2004
Kluwer Law International
£107.00
£95.00
Data Protection Law: Approaching Its Rationale, Logic and Limits ISBN 9789041198709
Published August 2002
Kluwer Law International
£141.00
The Commodification of Information
ISBN 9789041198761
Published July 2002
Kluwer Law International
£158.00
Copyright Limitations and Contracts ISBN 9789041198679
Published February 2002
Kluwer Law International
£128.00
Copyright and Electronic Commerce
Edited by: Hugenholtz
ISBN 9789041197856
Published April 2000
Kluwer Law International
£126.00
Intellectual Property and Information Law: Essays in Honour of Herman Cohen Jehoram ISBN 9789041197023
Published January 1999
Kluwer Law International
£146.00
From Privacy Toward a New Intellectual Property Right in Persona ISBN 9789041103550
Published February 1997
Kluwer Law International
£158.00
The Future of Copyright in a Digital Environment
ISBN 9789041102676
Published July 1996
Kluwer Law International
£123.00
Challenges to the Creator Doctrine
ISBN 9789065448767
Published August 1994
Kluwer Law International
£93.00
Copyright and Photographs: An International Survey ISBN 9789041197221
Published December 0002
Kluwer Law International
£158.00