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Frank Pasquale on the Shift from Territorial to Functional Sovereignty

By on January 16, 2018

It is very clear that power in our societies is changing. After the financialization of our economies under neoliberal globalization, we have a new layer of corporate power emerging from the platform economy. This process is very well described by Frank Pascuale in the recommended text we excerpt below, under the concept of Functional Governance.... Continue reading

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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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Ten Amazing Social Movement Struggles in 2017 That Give Us Reason to Hope

By on January 3, 2018

Reposted from Occupy.com (and originally sourced from TNI’s excellent recap), Nick Buxtom shares some positive news: Nick Buxtom: The bad news streaming through our media in 2017 has been relentless. However it doesn’t tell the full story. Beyond the headlines, there have been countless amazing social movement struggles in different regions of the world that deserve to... Continue reading

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Summary of Xnet’s work defending Digital Rights in 2017

By on January 2, 2018

Index: # COPYRIGHT AND ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION – Directive of the European Union on Copyright in the Digital Single Market – “Canon Digital” Private Copy Levy in the Spanish State – Copyright exceptions and limitations in Spain # FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF LEAKERS / ALERTERS / WHISTLEBLOWERS – Anticorruption whistleblowing platforms... Continue reading

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Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz on the End of Ownership in the Internet of Things Era

By on December 30, 2017

Republished from Motherboard’s Soundcloud: The internet of things, End User License Agreements, and Digital Rights Management are increasingly being used to give electronics manufacturers control and ownership over your stuff even after you buy it. Radio Motherboard talks to Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, authors of The End of Ownership about what we stand to lose... Continue reading

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