In the Future of Reputation (Yale, 2007) Daniel Solove, an authority on information privacy law, looks at gossip in all its nternet manifestations–issues of publicity, shame, and how we can protect our own reputations. Solove believes that “long-standing notions of privacy need review” and that “unless we establish a balance between privacy and free speech, we may discover that the freedom of the Internet makes us less free.”
But why do I give this book its own blog post, besides the fact that it’s very well-reviewed? Because it’s available in fulltext online for free (as well as from Yale University Press, Amazon, etc.). The work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial 3.0 United States license.