Law and Internet Cultures / Edition 1

Law and Internet Cultures / Edition 1

by Kathy Bowrey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521600480

ISBN-13: 9780521600484

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is about the Internet and the technological and cultural baggage that accompanies it and affects its regulation. It considers the ways decisions about Internet technologies are made; ideas behind global trade and innovation; power of engineers and programmers; influence of multinationals; and questions about global marketing and consumer choice. Although

Overview

This book is about the Internet and the technological and cultural baggage that accompanies it and affects its regulation. It considers the ways decisions about Internet technologies are made; ideas behind global trade and innovation; power of engineers and programmers; influence of multinationals; and questions about global marketing and consumer choice. Although the volume draws upon current debates from globalization, communications and socio-legal theory, it will be comprehensible to a general audience interested in issues associated with technology and innovation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521600484
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. How productive is Silicon Valley?; 3. What drives innovation? Linux and the politics of open source standards; 4. Engineers, money, standards and protocols; 5. The role of the Leviathans: reflections on the Microsoft litigation; 6. Consumer power. Napster and its heritage; 7. Industry lobbying, cyber activism and governmental responsiveness; 8. Privacy, citizenship and freedom from technological surveillance; 9. Citizenship, technology and foreign policy; 10. Conclusion.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >