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Legal Issues in Anonymity and Pseudonymity


A. Michael Froomkin


University of Miami - School of Law

1999

AAAS Symposium Volume, 15 The Information Society 113
University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-12

Abstract:     
The regulation of anonymous and pseudonymous communications promises to be one of the most important and contentious Internet-related issues of the next decade. Resolution of this contraversy will have direct effects on the freedom of speech, the nature of electronic commerce, and the capabilities of law enforcement. The legal resolution of the anonymity issue also is closely bound up with other difficult and important legal issues: campaign finance laws, economic regulation, freedom of speech on the Internet generally, the protection of intellectual property, and general approaches to privacy and data protection law. The legal constraints on anonymous communication, and the constitutional constraints on those who would regulate it further, thus should be considered in tandem with the policies animating regulation and also their side effects.

Keywords: anonymity, pseudonymity, Internet law, cyberlaw


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Froomkin, A. Michael, Legal Issues in Anonymity and Pseudonymity (1999). AAAS Symposium Volume, 15 The Information Society 113 ; University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2741193

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A. Michael Froomkin (Contact Author)
University of Miami - School of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States
305-284-4285 (Phone)
305-284-6506 (Fax)

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