The Internet's Public Domain: Access to Government Information on the Internet

Journal of Internet Law, Vol. 12, 2009

21 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2008

Date Written: October 15, 2008

Abstract

This article surveys the types and amounts of information that have been removed from the Internet since September 11th. Information has been removed in the name of national security as well as for reasons of seeming political expediency. After discussing the bases of some of the rationales for removing the information, and the legal underpinnings of continued access, the article suggests several forms of advocacy that could be used to return the information to the public's domain.

Keywords: FOIA, access to government information, security, classification, Freedom of Information Act

JEL Classification: K31

Suggested Citation

Mart, Susan Nevelow, The Internet's Public Domain: Access to Government Information on the Internet (October 15, 2008). Journal of Internet Law, Vol. 12, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1285262

Susan Nevelow Mart (Contact Author)

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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