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The Resource Consent of the networked : the world-wide struggle for Internet freedom, Rebecca MacKinnon

Consent of the networked : the world-wide struggle for Internet freedom, Rebecca MacKinnon

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Consent of the networked : the world-wide struggle for Internet freedom
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Consent of the networked
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the world-wide struggle for Internet freedom
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Rebecca MacKinnon
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World-wide struggle for Internet freedom
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Language
eng
Summary
Google has a history of censoring at the behest of Communist China. Research in Motion happily opens up the BlackBerry to such stalwarts of liberty as Saudi Arabia. Yahoo has betrayed the email accounts of dissidents to the PRC. Facebook's obsession with personal transparency has revealed the identities of protestors to governments. For all the overheated rhetoric of liberty and cyber-utopia, it is clear that the corporations that rule cyberspace are making decisions that show little or no concern for their impact on political freedom. In Consent of the Networked, internet policy specialist Rebecca MacKinnon argues that it's time for us to demand that our rights and freedoms are respected and protected before they're sold, legislated, programmed, and engineered away. The challenge is that building accountability into the fabric of cyberspace demands radical thinking in a completely new dimension. The corporations that build and operate the technologies that create and shape our digital world are fundamentally different from the Chevrons, Nikes, and Nabiscos whose behavior and standards can be regulated quite effectively by laws, courts, and bureaucracies answerable to voters.The public revolt against the sovereigns of cyberspace will be useless if it focuses downstream at the point of law and regulation, long after the software code has already been written, shipped, and embedded itself into the lives of millions of people. The revolution must be focused upstream at the source of the problem. Political innovation - the negotiated relationship between people with power and people whose interests and rights are affected by that power - needs to center around the point of technological conception, experimentation, and early implementation. The purpose of technology - and of the corporations that make it - is to serve humanity, not the other way around. It's time to wake up and act before the reversal becomes permanent. -- From publisher description
Summary
A leading Internet policy specialist outlines arguments for protecting the public's personal rights in the face of rivaling corporations and countries vying for Internet control, addressing a range of topics from online freedom and privacy to legal concerns and internet reputation. 12,000 first printing
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10075084
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DLC
Dewey number
302.23/1
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.M3327 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the world-wide struggle for Internet freedom
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Consent of the networked : the world-wide struggle for Internet freedom, Rebecca MacKinnon
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-281) and index
Contents
After the revolution -- Disruptions. Consent and sovereignty ; Rise of the digital commons -- Control 2.0. Networked authoritarianism ; Variants and permutations -- Democracy's challenges. Eroding accountability ; Democratic censorship ; Copywars -- Sovereigns of cyberspace. Corporate censorship ; Do no evil ; Facebookistan and Googledom -- What is to be done? Trust, but verify ; In search of "Internet freedom" policy ; Global Internet governance ; Building a netizen-centric Internet
Control code
5552132
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 294 p.
Isbn
9780465024421
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011036423
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  • (OCoLC)ocn731913230
  • (OCoLC)731913230
Label
Consent of the networked : the world-wide struggle for Internet freedom, Rebecca MacKinnon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-281) and index
Contents
After the revolution -- Disruptions. Consent and sovereignty ; Rise of the digital commons -- Control 2.0. Networked authoritarianism ; Variants and permutations -- Democracy's challenges. Eroding accountability ; Democratic censorship ; Copywars -- Sovereigns of cyberspace. Corporate censorship ; Do no evil ; Facebookistan and Googledom -- What is to be done? Trust, but verify ; In search of "Internet freedom" policy ; Global Internet governance ; Building a netizen-centric Internet
Control code
5552132
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 294 p.
Isbn
9780465024421
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011036423
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn731913230
  • (OCoLC)731913230

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