Daniel J. Solove's book The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet, published in 2007 by Yale University Press, is now available online under a Creative Commons license.
"This book will take a journey through the ways in which private lives are being exposed online, and it will examine the implications. People have profound new ways to communicate, yet the gossip, shaming, and rumors that are being spread online are sometimes having devastating effects on people’s lives. Should we do something to stop the exposure of private secrets on the Internet? Can we do anything? In this book I will propose a framework for how we can address these problems—by recognizing a new and broader notion of privacy and by reaching a better balance between privacy and free speech."--Introduction
Also available in the library at K 3264 C65 S65 2007.