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Akdeniz, Y., Internet Child Pornography and the Law: National and International Responses,
Ashgate, published in April 2008 (ISBN-13 978-0-7546-2297-0).

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This book sets out to provide a critical assessment of the problem of Internet child pornography and its governance through legal and non-legal means, including a comparative assessment of laws in England & Wales, the Unites States of America and Canada in recognition that governments have a compelling interest to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. The Internet raises novel and complex challenges to existing regulatory regimes. Efforts towards legal harmonization at the European Union, Council of Europe, and United Nations level are examined in this context and the utility of additional and alternative methods of regulation explored. This book argues that effective implementation, enforcement, and harmonization of laws could help to reduce the availability and dissemination of child pornography on the Internet substantially, this book argues. At the same time, panic-led policies must be avoided if the wider problems of child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation are to be meaningfully addressed.

Contents: Introduction; Part 1 National Approaches: Legal approaches in England and Wales; Legal approaches in the United States of America; Legal approaches in Canada. Part 2 Supranational and International Approaches: European Union policy; Council of Europe policy; United Nations policy. Part 3 Internet Service Providers Liability and Self-Regulatory Approaches: Internet service providers' liability; Self-regulatory and co-regulatory initiatives; Conclusion; Index; Bibliography; Index.

‘In Internet Child Pornography and The Law, Yaman Akdeniz does an excellent job of applying responsible, thoughtful scholarship to a subject often surrounded by misinformation. This is an important book for anyone interested in understanding how law and legal thinking must be reshaped to respond to globalization and new technologies.’
Philip Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University, USA.

‘Yaman Akdeniz’s book is an important and timely contribution to this area of research. It brings a coherent perspective to an otherwise fragmented, and at times contradictory, arena and provides a balanced perspective on what has become an increasingly emotive topic. This will be an invaluable source of information to all whose work relates to child pornography and will help inform both practitioners and policy makers.’
Ethel Quayle, University College Cork, Ireland.

About the Author: Yaman Akdeniz is Senior Lecturer in the Cyber Law Research Unit, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK.

Further Information
Affiliation: Yaman Akdeniz, University of Leeds, UK
ISBN: 0 7546 2297 5
ISBN-13: 978-0-7546-2297-0
Publication Date: 04/2008
Number of Pages: 326 pages
Binding: Hardback
Binding Options: Available in Hardback only
Book Size: 234 x 156 mm
British Library Reference: 344'.03276
Library of Congress Reference: 2007030990
Price: $114.95/£60.00

Full contents list at http://www.ashgate.com/subject_area/downloads/sample_chapters/Internet_Child_Pornography_and_the_Law_Cont.pdf
Introduction at http://www.ashgate.com/subject_area/downloads/sample_chapters/Internet_Child_Pornography_and_the_Law_Intro.pdf
Index at http://www.ashgate.com/subject_area/downloads/sample_chapters/Internet_Child_Pornography_and_the_Law_Index.pdf

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