Hacktivism, Anonymous & a New Breed of Protest in a Networked World

33 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2011 Last revised: 18 May 2014

Noah Hampson

Boston College Law School

Date Written: September 14, 2011

Abstract

This paper explores the existing legal regimes in the US and the UK governing hacktivism. It argues for First Amendment protection for a narrow subset of certain forms of hacktivism.

Keywords: First Amendment, DDoS, Hacktivism, Free Speech, Digital Protest, Internet, Media Law

Suggested Citation

Hampson, Noah, Hacktivism, Anonymous & a New Breed of Protest in a Networked World (September 14, 2011). Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 6, p. 511, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1927505

Noah C.N. Hampson (Contact Author)

Boston College Law School ( email )

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Newton, MA 02459-1163
United States

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