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The catastrophic consequences of the non-Neutral Net will be very hard to spot, until it’s too late

By on January 12, 2018

Writing for Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow summarizes the conclusions of a standout interview with Stanford Law expert Ryan Singel and International Studies expert Didi Kuo about the meaning of the post-neutrality web. Cory Doctorow: Stanford’s Futurity interviews Stanford Law expert Ryan Singel and International Studies expert Didi Kuo about the meaning of a non-Neutral internet,... Continue reading

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Of Penguins and Power: Yochai Benkler defends Peer Production

By on October 20, 2017

In the essay below, Yochai Benkler answers convincingly in our opinion, to some standard critiques such as 1) that peer production did not occur or ‘failed’ and 2) that Yochai Benkler’s writings ignored power and 3) insufficiently predicted the emergence of new market powers. In his response, Prof. Benkler shows that the emergence of peer... Continue reading

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Wc3 abandons consensus, standardizes DRM, EFF resigns

By on September 20, 2017

Shocking, and disappointing news. Reposted from Boing Boing. Cory Doctorow: In July, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium overruled dozens of members’ objections to publishing a DRM standard without a compromise to protect accessibility, security research, archiving, and competition. EFF appealed the decision, the first-ever appeal in W3C history, which concluded last week... Continue reading

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