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Publication date: 1 September 1997

Daphyne Saunders Thomas

Considers that, in addition to all the positive attributes of the Internet, negatives are bound to emerge. Negative influences include the ability of children to access…

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Considers that, in addition to all the positive attributes of the Internet, negatives are bound to emerge. Negative influences include the ability of children to access information that is not suitable for their age and the absence of laws or legal legislation to limit this access to the material. Laws are in existence prohibiting young people under the age of 18 years from accessing sexually explicit or sexually deviant materials. The problem with the Internet is the fact that there is no sanction limiting people from posting material of this kind. Warns that as an increasing number of children get online, solutions to these controversial issues must be discussed openly.

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Internet Research, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 1 March 1998

Daphyne Saunders Thomas, Karen A. Forcht and Peter Counts

With an estimated over 40 million Internet users all over the world, things that once happened only in “real life” are starting to occur in this virtual world. This…

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With an estimated over 40 million Internet users all over the world, things that once happened only in “real life” are starting to occur in this virtual world. This Internet, just like the physical world, cannot rely on laws alone to keep order. The rules that regulate behavior, the policies for what is acceptable and the laws that pertain to activities have developed and will continue to emerge over time. However, conflicts of interest are inevitable and wherever conflict occurs, the government will regulate on matters including e‐mail, data theft, piracy, search and seizure, electronic banking, offensive behavior, and other legal liability issues.

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Internet Research, vol. 8 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 1 March 1997

Karen Forcht, Daphyne Saunders Thomas, Mark L. Usry and Kelly Egan

Investigates the information highway and all of its various components, and wonders how the Internet will affect the way in which people live. Shows that there are many…

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Investigates the information highway and all of its various components, and wonders how the Internet will affect the way in which people live. Shows that there are many problems to be resolved before open use can be granted, regarding unscrupulous users and misuse. Concludes that the field is growing at such a rate that the many legal questions spawned need to be addressed, in particular by participants.

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Information Management & Computer Security, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-5227

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