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ERIC Number: ED422833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 133
Abstractor: N/A
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The Internet: A California Policy Perspective.
Umbach, Kenneth W.
This paper reviews the background and key terminology of the Internet, its current scope and use, and a selection of public policy issues. "Chapter 1: What Is the Internet?" includes an overview; capsule history; explanation of how the Internet works; basic terminology; and the kinds of information available on the Internet. "Chapter 2: Commerce on the Internet" discusses general requirements of electronic commerce; digital signatures; online payment systems; taxation and the Internet; business and professional licensure and certification; competition with local businesses; trademark and domain name disputes; antitrust issues; telecommunications regulation; impact on the phone system; online commerce risks from power failures; and policy options. "Chapter 3: Government on the Internet" gives and overview of federal, California state, and local government uses of the Internet and selects some sites for purposes of illustration. "Chapter 4: Libraries and Education on the Internet" discusses issues related to new media; libraries, schools and colleges on the Internet; lifelong learning; and policy options. "Chapter 5: Privacy, Freedom of Speech, and Internet Abuse" outlines issues of personal privacy; freedom of speech; risks to children and adults from materials and activities online; Internet data security risks; and types of misuse and abuse. "Chapter 6: Improving Access to the Internet" looks at some of the barriers to access and some ways of improving access. (Bibliography includes 44 listings. A glossary defines selected terms and refers readers to dictionaries. Concludes summary of sites illustrating the myriad types of private-sector online services and information.) (DLS)
California Research Bureau, California State Library, 900 N Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Library, Sacramento. California Research Bureau.
Identifiers - Location: California