Spinning a Legal Web: The Impact of the Internet on Canadian Law

Jennifer Bol

Abstract


Abstract: Much of the discussion about the Internet's impact on the law focuses on issues of jurisdiction and enforcement. This paper suggests that the rise of the Internet is also having a profound impact on the content and scope of existing laws, as well as creating impetus for the development of policy and legislation on new issues. This paper briefly discusses three distinct areas of law - child pornography, privacy, and broadcasting - that have been affected by the Internet in separate ways.
Résumé : La plupart des discussions portant sur comment Internet influe sur la loi ont trait aux questions de sa juridiction et sa mise en application. Cet article signale que la croissance d'Internet est aussi en train d'avoir un impact prononcé sur le contenu et l'étendue de lois existantes, tout en donnant une impulsion au développement de politiques et de législations sur de nouvelles questions. Cet article traite brièvement de trois domaines de la loi - la pornographie juvénile, le droit à la vie privée et la radiodiffusion - qu'Internet a modifiés de manières différentes.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/cjc.2002v27n4a1319

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