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Illegal and Harmful Use of the Internet

Author: Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Publication Year: 1998


Executive Summary
Summary of recommendations
1. Introduction
Establishing of Group
Focus on Group
A Moving Target
Illegal versus Harmful material

2. What is the internet?
The physical backbone
The Services
Addresses on the Internet
The people involved
Storing and accessing internet material

3. The issues
Protecting Children
Rating systems - a tool for the future
The Internet and Law
Structural issues
The awareness issue

4. International Experience
European initiatives - a gathering momentum
Governments respond differently
An international overview
The European Union
Other international initiatives

5. Responses to Issues
Self regulation
New complaints hotline
Establishment of advisory
Overview of strategies
Awareness of the issues
Other issues
Working Group - Next Steps

Format Print
Keywords internet
Publisher Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Classification internet
ISBN 0707650445
Pages 95
Categories: Reports, Irish Content
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