Free Expression in the Age of the Internet: Social and Legal Boundaries

Free Expression in the Age of the Internet: Social and Legal Boundaries

Free Expression in the Age of the Internet: Social and Legal Boundaries

Free Expression in the Age of the Internet: Social and Legal Boundaries

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This book would not have been possible without the encouragement and constant support of my family. In particular, my spouse, Sandy, provided many tips and ideas as we discussed the content of the manuscript. Our children, Jeff and Elizabeth, and their use of and interest in the personal computer have sparked many thoughts about what has been called the age of the Internet. Their grandmother, Faye Shepherd, assisted our family in viewing the technological innovations of the moment in a larger context. This was the social setting that became fertile ground for growing a synthesis of the many views of free expression.

Westview Press has been incredibly supportive in moving forward with this project. Senior Editor Catherine Murphy has been detail- oriented yet open enough to giving me the necessary "space" to finish this project in a timely manner. Cathy understood that a book about freedom of expression required open-mindedness in the editorial process. Lisa Wigutoff and Joan Sherman were excellent in helping this book to press in a timely manner. Additionally, freelance editor Anne Scanlan- Rohrer was helpful in synthesizing comments provided from reviewers Clay Calvert of Pennsylvania State University, Hazel Dicken-Garcia of the University of Minnesota, Elliot King of Loyola College of Maryland, and James Leonhirth of Florida Institute of Technology. Their comments were very constructive in providing additional sources for material not included in the first draft of the manuscript.

The genesis of this project came during a generous periodic professional leave from my teaching responsibilities at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. As such, I want to personally thank Dean John Flocken and the College of Arts and Sciences, Communication Chair Deborah Smith- Howell, Interim Graduate Chair Warren Francke, my coauthor on numerous other projects Michael Hilt, and the University of Nebraska Board of Regents for their patience. My colleagues in the Department of Communication have been very supportive of my research agenda, and this is appreciated. Additionally, Chelle Williams provided valuable technical support at key moments during the editing and printing of this manuscript.

Several teachers and scholars have directly influenced my views about free expression and media technology, including Robert Spellman, L. Erwin Atwood, Dennis Davis, Kyu Youm, David Pritchard, Michael

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