'All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace'? The Inevitable Conflict between Contract Law and Free Speech in Cyberspace

Davies and Raczynska, Contents of Commercial Contracts: Terms Affecting Freedoms (Hart Publishing, 2020)

20 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2021

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Nicholas McBride

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 23, 2020

Abstract

This paper discusses why it is inevitable that contract law will be used as a means of censoring speech on the Internet, and why contract law allows itself to be used to limit freedom of speech.

Keywords: Contract law, freedom of speech, Internet, gnosticism, Oliver Wendell Holmes, liberalism, First Amendment

JEL Classification: K12

Suggested Citation

McBride, Nicholas, 'All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace'? The Inevitable Conflict between Contract Law and Free Speech in Cyberspace (July 23, 2020). Davies and Raczynska, Contents of Commercial Contracts: Terms Affecting Freedoms (Hart Publishing, 2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3761418 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3761418

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