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Digital Media and the Future(s) of Democracy Lecture by Yochai Benkler | Annenberg School for Communication

Digital Media and the Future(s) of Democracy Lecture by Yochai Benkler | Annenberg School for Communication | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Yochai Benkler and his colleagues at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society have used innovative research tools - including Media Cloud - to map and analyze news stories as they evolve online. Benkler presents two case studies, one on the SOPA-PIPA debate over copyright law and one on the net neutrality debate, to explore the dynamics of the networked public sphere.  His team's results support an optimistic view of the potential for networked democratic participation, he argues, and offers a view of a vibrant, diverse, and decentralized networked public sphere that exhibits broad participation, leverages topical expertise, and focuses public sentiment to shape national public policy.

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Why SOPA is a bad idea

Why SOPA is a bad idea | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.
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The Internet fights back against the NSA with the biggest protest since SOPA

The Internet fights back against the NSA with the biggest protest since SOPA | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The date is set: On Feb. 11, the Internet will finally formally protest the type of spying revealed by former National Security Agencycontractor Edward Snowden.

 
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Clay Shirky on new technology - the Guardian - YouTube

Clay Shirky talks to Alan Rusbridger about the attempts to pass legislation in the US congress to control the spread of copyrighted content and the spontaneous protest movement against i

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Is Privacy an Anomaly Created by the New Industrial Revolution? - Social Times (blog)

Is Privacy an Anomaly Created by the New Industrial Revolution? - Social Times (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


From the SOPA/PIPA blackouts of 2012 to an update to the terms of service on any major social network, people are likely to get very riled up over it.

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Report shows how the anti-SOPA fight came from the bottom up

Social Mobilization and the Networked Public Sphere: Mapping the SOPA-PIPA Debate is a scholarly paper by Yochai Benkler (et al) that analyzes the links, traffic and spread of the anti-SOPA campaign to see how the story went from an obscure area of wonkish concern to a massive Internet-scale shitstorm that put millions of phone-calls through to Congress and ultimately killed a bill that was tipped to be a sure thing. In the wake of SOPA, a lot of inside-the-Beltway commentators assured their constituencies that the SOPA fight wasn't really any kind of grassroots effort -- it was led by Google, or Wikipedia, or someone. It wasn't masses of people making such a big noise that Google (et al) were finally able to lend their support without getting clobbered by their policy people.

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