From the "Facebook" revolutions in the Arab world to the use of social networking in the aftermath of disasters in Japan and Haiti, to the spread of mobile telephony throughout the developing world: all of these developments are part of how information and communication technologies are altering global affairs. With the rise of the social web and applications like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, scholars and practitioners of international affairs are adapting to this new information space across a wide scale of issue areas. In conflict resolution, dialogues and communication are taking the form of open social networks, while in the legal realm, where cyberspace is largely lawless space, states are stepping up policing efforts to combat online criminality and hackers are finding new ways around increasingly sophisticated censorship. Militaries are moving to deeply incorporate information technologies into their doctrines, and protesters are developing innovative uses of technology to keep one step ahead of the authorities. The essays and topical cases in this book explore such issues as networks and networked thinking, information ownership, censorship, neutrality, cyberwars, humanitarian needs, terrorism, privacy and rebellion, giving a comprehensive overview of the core issues in the field, complimented by real world examples.
'This book provides a detailed and methodical overview of the contemporary contours of cyberspace law. It does a wonderful job explaining the evolution of online copyright law and trademark law issues, and also of predicting future developments. It also provides a clear and handy account of online privacy law, and the speech torts, especially defamation. This updated treatment of essential cyberspace law topics makes an exceptionally useful contribution to the field.'
– Ann Bartow, Pace University School of Law, US
'As one of the long-time leading scholars in the field, Professor Lipton has written a timely reconceptualization of cyberlaw as few others could do. In this comprehensive overview, Professor Lipton presents the nuances of the subject in an accessible manner that will be of interest not only to legal scholars or practitioners specializing in cyberlaw, but to anyone who has reflected on the unique nature of cyberspace and its regulation.'
– Marshall A. Leaffer, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, US
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'Virtual currencies, particularly crypt-currencies, have been identified as potential money laundering and terrorism financing instruments due to their ability to transfer money anonymously and instantaneously over the globe. Governments and regulators have also recognized the need to more closely monitor and track virtual currency purchases and accounts to avoid the industry being exploited for money laundering or terrorism financing purposes, as explained in this book. The broad overview of various international legal approaches attempting to address this issue would be a great resource for legal and anti-money laundering or counter terrorism financing graduate students, scholars and practitioners interested in virtual currencies research.'
– Raymond Choo, University of South Australia
'This book is a comprehensive, highly detailed review of cybercrime and the issues raised by gambling in virtual environments. It makes an excellent contribution to the evolving discussion about the risks and controls relating to these activities. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in financial crime and virtual environments from an international perspective.'
– Liz Falconer, University of the West of England, UK
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'Professor Chang s very thoughtful and impressively researched study of cybercrime in the greater China region is an invaluable contribution to the information and analyses available in this area. It not only provides important, and heretofore unavailable data, about the incidence and nature of cybercrime in this region, it also offers insightful suggestions into how this problem can most effectively be controlled. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in this area.'
– Susan Brenner, University of Dayton, US
'East Asia is a heartland of the variegated scams of the cybercrime problem. Yao Chung Chang's book is an innovative application of routine activity theory and regulatory theory to cybercrime prevention across the cybergulf between China and Taiwan. The long march through the scams and across the Taiwan Strait is fascinating. Chang leads us to ponder a wiki cybercrime prevention strategy that might work in such treacherous waters.'
– John Braithwaite, Australian National University
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