Civil Rights in the Information Age
Internet, abusive speech, harassment
[This book focuses] "on abuses made possible by anonymity, freedom from liability, and lack of oversight. The distinguished scholars assembled in this volume, drawn from law and philosophy, connect the absence of legal oversight with harassment and discrimination. Questioning the simplistic notion that abusive speech and mobocracy are the inevitable outcomes of new technology, they argue that current misuse is the outgrowth of social, technological, and legal choices. Seeing this clearly will help us to be better informed about our options." (copied from the book's description on the publisher's website)
"Civil Rights in the Information Age," in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation. Martha Nussbaum & Saul Levmore, eds. Harvard University Press, 2010.