Digital Freedom

Digital Freedom

by N. D. Batra
     
 

In Digital Freedom, N. D. Batra explores the tension between the boundlessness of the Internet and the boundaries of the marketplace, as well as the resulting impact on human expression, privacy, and social controls. Batra's thought-provoking book looks at these issues—including surveillance, intellectual property, and copyright—from the perspective of

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In Digital Freedom, N. D. Batra explores the tension between the boundlessness of the Internet and the boundaries of the marketplace, as well as the resulting impact on human expression, privacy, and social controls. Batra's thought-provoking book looks at these issues—including surveillance, intellectual property, and copyright—from the perspective of an evolutionary, self-organizing social system. This system both creates and assimilates innovations and, in the process, undergoes reorganization and renewal. Above all, Digital Freedom is an exploration of and meditation on the question: How much freedom does a person need?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742555747
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 Scanning Digital Horizons Chapter 3 2 Changing View of Privacy Chapter 4 3 Surveillance in Cyberspace Chapter 5 4 How the Marketplace Shapes Creativity Chapter 6 5 Free Expression in the Digital Age Chapter 7 6 Conclusion

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