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Tort Liability, the First Amendment, Equal Access, and Commercialization of Electronic Networks

Henry H. Perritt Jr. (Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 March 1992

Abstract

America's movement to a digital network infrastructure may be threatened by the unavailability of high‐speed network channels to some sources of information. One reason for unavailability is fear by network intermediaries that they face legal liability for carrying harmful messages. Yet changing the law to require network intermediaries to provide equal access to their services raises First Amendment questions.

Citation

Perritt, H.H. (1992), "Tort Liability, the First Amendment, Equal Access, and Commercialization of Electronic Networks", Internet Research, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 29-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047266

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