Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property

At the tip of the 20th century, highbrow estate rights collided with way of life. Expansive copyright legislation and electronic rights administration applied sciences sought to close down new kinds of copying and remixing made attainable by means of the web. overseas legislation increasing patent rights threatened the lives of thousands of individuals around the globe dwelling with HIV/AIDS through proscribing their entry to reasonable favourite drugs. for many years, governments have tightened the grip of highbrow estate legislation on the bidding of knowledge industries; yet lately, teams have emerged world wide to problem this wave of enclosure with a brand new counter-politics of "access to wisdom" or "A2K." They comprise software program programmers who took to the streets to defeat software program patents in Europe, AIDS activists who pressured multinational pharmaceutical businesses to allow copies in their drugs to be offered in bad nations, subsistence farmers protecting their rights to meals defense or entry to agricultural biotechnology, and school scholars who created a brand new "free tradition" move to shield the electronic commons. entry to wisdom within the Age of highbrow estate maps this rising box of activism as a chain of historic moments, concepts, and ideas. It gathers probably the most vital thinkers and advocates within the box to make the stakes and techniques at play during this new area obvious and the phrases of highbrow estate legislation intelligible of their political implications all over the world. an artistic Commons version of this paintings should be freely on hand online.

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The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld

By Jamie Bartlett

An Independent and New Statesman booklet of the Year

Beyond the common on-line global that almost all people inhabit—a global of Google, fb, and Twitter—lies an enormous and sometimes hidden community of websites, groups, and cultures the place freedom is driven to its limits, and the place humans should be someone, or do whatever, they wish. this can be the area of Bitcoin and Silk highway, of radicalism and pornography. this can be the darkish Net.

In this crucial and revealing booklet, Jamie Bartlett takes us deep into the electronic underworld and offers a rare examine the net we do not understand. starting with the increase of the net and the conflicts and battles that outlined its early years, Bartlett experiences on trolls, pornographers, drug purchasers, hackers, political extremists, Bitcoin programmers, and vigilantes—and puts a human face on those that have many purposes to stick anonymous.

Rich with old examine and revelatory reporting, The darkish Net is an remarkable, eye-opening examine an international that does not are looking to be identified.

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Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice

Knowledge in electronic shape bargains unparalleled entry to info during the net yet even as is topic to ever-greater regulations via highbrow estate laws, overpatenting, licensing, overpricing, and absence of renovation. taking a look at wisdom as a commons--as a shared resource--allows us to appreciate either its unlimited chances and what threatens it. In knowing wisdom as a Commons, specialists from various disciplines speak about the data commons within the electronic era--how to conceptualize it, safeguard it, and construct it.Contributors examine the concept that of the commons traditionally and supply an analytical framework for realizing wisdom as a shared social-ecological approach. they appear at how you can defend opposed to enclosure of the wisdom commons, contemplating, between different themes, the position of analysis libraries, the benefits of making scholarly fabric on hand outdoor the academy, and the challenge of disappearing web content. They talk about the function of highbrow estate in a brand new wisdom commons, the open entry move (including attainable investment types for scholarly publications), the advance of associational commons, the software of a free/open resource framework to medical wisdom, and the impact on scholarly communique of collaborative groups inside academia, and supply a case research of EconPort, an open entry, open resource electronic library for college students and researchers in microeconomics. The essays make clear serious matters that come up inside those new sorts of commons--and supply guideposts for destiny conception and practice.Contributors:David Bollier, James Boyle, James C. Cox, Shubha Ghosh, Charlotte Hess, Nancy Kranich, Peter Levine, Wendy Pradt Lougee, Elinor Ostrom, Charles Schweik, Peter Suber, J. Todd Swarthout, Donald Waters

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The Interface Effect

By Alexander R. Galloway

Interfaces are again, or maybe they by no means left. The popular Socratic conceit from the Phaedrus, of verbal exchange because the means of writing at once at the soul of the opposite, has again to middle degree in brand new discussions of tradition and media. certainly Western proposal has lengthy construed media as a grand selection among types of interfaces. Following the confident direction, media seamlessly interface self and different in a clear and fast connection. yet, following the pessimistic course, media are the hindrances to direct communion, disintegrating self and different into false impression and contradiction. In different phrases, media interfaces are both transparent or advanced, both attractive or misleading, both already identified or eternally interpretable.

Recognizing the bounds of both course, Galloway charts another direction by way of contemplating the interface as an self sufficient area of aesthetic task, guided through its personal good judgment and its personal ends: the interface effect. instead of praising simple interfaces that paintings good, or castigating those who paintings poorly, this booklet considers the unworkable nature of all interfaces, from home windows and doorways to monitors and keyboards. thought of allegorically, such thresholds don't a lot inform the tale in their personal operations yet beckon outward into the area of social and political existence, and in so doing ask a question to which the political interpretation of interfaces is the single coherent answer.

Grounded in philosophy and cultural idea and pushed via shut readings of games, software program, tv, portray, and different photographs, Galloway seeks to provide an explanation for the common sense of electronic tradition via an research of its so much emblematic and ubiquitous manifestation –  the interface.

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Net Smart: How to Thrive Online (MIT Press)

By Howard Rheingold

Like it or no longer, realizing tips to utilize on-line instruments with out being overloaded with an excessive amount of info is a necessary aspect to non-public luck within the twenty-first century. yet how do we use electronic media in order that they make us empowered contributors instead of passive receivers, grounded, well-rounded humans instead of multitasking basket situations? In Net Smart, cyberculture professional Howard Rheingold exhibits us easy methods to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, notably, mindfully.

Mindful use of electronic media skill puzzling over what we're doing, cultivating an ongoing internal inquiry into how we wish to spend our time. Rheingold outlines 5 basic electronic literacies, on-line abilities that might aid us do that: realization, participation, collaboration, severe intake of data (or "crap detection"), and community smarts. He explains how realization works, and the way we will be able to use our realization to target the tiny proper component to the incoming tsunami of knowledge. He describes the standard of participation that empowers the simplest of the bloggers, netizens, tweeters, and different on-line neighborhood contributors; he examines how winning on-line collaborative organizations give a contribution new wisdom to the area in new methods; and he teaches us a lesson on networks and community construction.

Rheingold issues out that there's a higher social factor at paintings in electronic literacy, person who is going past own empowerment. If we mix our person efforts correctly, it may produce a extra considerate society: numerous small acts like publishing an internet web page or sharing a hyperlink might upload as much as a public reliable that enriches everybody.

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The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information

By Frank Pasquale

On a daily basis, companies are connecting the dots approximately our own behavior―silently scrutinizing clues left at the back of via our paintings conduct and web use. yet who connects the dots approximately what companies are doing with all this knowledge? Frank Pasquale exposes how robust pursuits abuse secrecy for revenue and explains how you can rein them in.

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Privacy in Social Networks (Synthesis Lecutres on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery)

By Elena Zheleva, Evimaria Terzi, Lise Getoor

This synthesis lecture offers a survey of labor on privateness in on-line social networks (OSNs). This paintings encompasses issues of clients in addition to carrier services and 3rd events. Our target is to process such issues from a computer-science viewpoint, and construction upon latest paintings on privateness, safety, statistical modeling and databases to supply an outline of the technical and algorithmic matters concerning privateness in OSNs. we commence our survey through introducing an easy OSN facts version and describe universal statistical-inference innovations that may be used to deduce possibly delicate info. subsequent, we describe a few privateness definitions and privateness mechanisms for info publishing. eventually, we describe a suite of modern concepts for modeling, comparing, and coping with person clients' privateness hazard in the context of OSNs.

desk of Contents: creation / A version for on-line Social Networks / sorts of privateness Disclosure / Statistical tools for Inferring details in Networks / Anonymity and Differential privateness / assaults and Privacy-preserving Mechanisms / types of data Sharing / clients' privateness probability / administration of privateness Settings

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Starting an Online Business For Dummies

By Greg Holden

Mind your online business with this up to date variation of the bestselling on-line enterprise how-to guide

Have a working laptop or computer, an online connection, and a dream? Then, you are already in your strategy to beginning your personal on-line enterprise. This enjoyable and pleasant consultant might actually help flip your vast notion into giant dollars even if you are increasing your real-world storefront on-line or growing your personal digital startup. Starting an internet enterprise For Dummies, seventh Edition will assist you to establish a industry desire, decide upon an online webhosting provider, enforce safety and privateness measures, open up store, and begin selling to the world.

  • Covers the most recent tendencies and methods for on-line discoverability - from social media advertising to go looking engine scores, on-line couponing to optimization for cellular devices, and beyond
  • Highlights enterprise matters which are of specific obstacle to on-line entrepreneurs
  • Walks you thru the easiest practices of winning on-line companies, together with customer support, advertising and marketing, analytics, and web site optimization tools
  • Provides suggestion on selecting an e-commerce platform, keeping your area identify, securing emblems, operating with owners and vendors, and conserving your customer's own info safe

There's no time like now to begin a brand new pastime and no consultant like Starting an internet company For Dummies, seventh Edition to get your corporation going.

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Multiplicities of Internet Addiction: The Misrecognition of Leisure and Learning

By Nicola F. Johnson

Booklet ISBN: 9780754695417

Dewey: 362.196; 362.196/8584
LCCN: RC569.5.I54 J64 2009

Overuse of the web is usually characterised as complicated, disruptive, or addictive, with tales usually claiming that on-line use interferes with relationships, or that 'excessive' time in entrance of computing device monitors is bad. The Multiplicities of net dependancy contests the declare that desktops – particularly web use – are addictive, arguing that use of the web is now a sort of daily relaxation engaged in by means of many of us in Western society. supplying an research of the character of dependancy along a close empirical research of domestic laptop use, this ebook might be of curiosity not just to sociologists of tradition and pop culture, but additionally to students of media, ICT and schooling.

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Tor and The Dark Net: Remain Anonymous Online and Evade NSA Spying (Tor, Dark Net, Anonymous Online, NSA Spying)

Are you uninterested in the entire Spying and shortage of privateness on the web? continue examining to benefit The secrets and techniques to Staying Anonymous

So many folks take their privateness on the net with no consideration. a few may well comprehend and select to disregard the very fact, yet each factor you do on-line is being tracked and bet what? For higher or for worse it's there perpetually. even if you are easily looking web pages otherwise you are getting access to personal details that you'd particularly not anyone learn about there are methods to stay nameless. think this state of affairs, you create an account on a discussion board together with your identify and choose to perform a little political freedom combating with it. Years down the line a destiny enterprise of yours does an easy google seek of your identify and reveals every thing you have ever performed. they do not lease you.

This is an easy state of affairs that simply scratches the outside of purposes to stick nameless however the element is still an analogous. figuring out while and the way to stay nameless is essential. many folks already detect this yet haven't any clue the place to begin. This e-book has step-by-step directions and methods concerning Tor, VPN's, Proxies, and extra that might take you to the inner most degrees of anonymity during which no longer even the all seeing NSA should be capable of music you.

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