September 1998

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Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 5, Number 9 / September 1, 1998

Editor's Page
Book Review Editor Kevin Hunt introduces the second in a series of summer book review issues.


* The Battle to Shape Cyberspace
The conflict author Wendy Grossman describes in the combatively titled net.wars is that between commercial interests and individual freedom. Christine Lapham reviews Grossman's take on the history and future of these seemingly irreconcilable differences.

* Peeling the Cyber-Onion
Questions of community and identity online continue to inform academic examinations of cyberspace. Reviewer Terri L. Kelly takes a look at three recent compilations from the academic front: Mapping Cyberspace, edited by Joseph Behar; Virtual Culture,edited by Steven Jones; and Composing Cyberspace, edited by Richard Holeton.

* Speaking of Free Speech
In Cyber Rights, Electronic Frontier Foundation counsel and cyber-gadfly Mike Godwin chronicles the myriad legal skirmishes that have raged on the Net in the past few years. Kevin Hunt reviews Godwin's personal account of the fight for your rights on the new frontier.


* Call for Reviews: Year-end Book Review Issue
With more books on cyberspace coming out, another round of book reviews is in store for the end of the year. Let us know if you'd like to participate.

Letters to the editor always welcome:

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