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KMT 2017 nr 2 Download PDF

Michał Grudecki

Penal consequences of hate on the Internet.

Cite: Michał Grudecki, Prawnokarne konsekwencje hejtu internetowego, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2017( 29) nr 2, s. 112-126.

In the article the author will show phenomenon called by the sociologists „Internet hate” from the perspective of the penalty law. This behavior could fulfil features of many criminal offences penalized in the Penal Code and cause criminal responsibility for a hater. In the paper the author will analyze the features of criminal offences - a defamation, an insult or an insult which is caused by participation in a specific group. The legal consequences of hate on the Internet will be also presented. The author will also consider which of the penalty law regulations need change or maybe legal goods of the „Internet hate” victims are protected well and the system doesn’t require any changes.

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