From Anarchy to Power

From Anarchy to Power

The Net Comes of Age

eBook - 2001
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New York Univ Pr

Yesterday's battles over internet turf were fought on the net itself: today's battles are fought in government committees, in Congress, on the stock exchange, and in the marketplace. What was once an experimental ground for electronic commerce is now the hottest part of our economic infrastructure.

In From Anarchy to Power, Wendy Grossman explores the new dispensation on the net and tackles the questions that trouble every online user: How vulnerable are the internet and world wide web to malicious cyber hackers? What are the limits of privacy online? How real is internet addiction and to what extent is the news media responsible for this phenomenon? Are women and minorities at a disadvantage in cyberspace? How is the increasing power of big business changing internet culture?

We learn about the political economy of the internet including issues of copyright law, corporate control and cryptography legislation. Throughout the book the emphasis is on the international dimensions of the net, focusing on privacy and censorship in the United States, Europe and Canada and the hitherto ignored contributions of other countries in the development of the net. Entertaining and informativeFrom Anarchy to Power is required reading for anyone who wants to know where the new digital economy is heading.

Baker & Taylor
An exploration of the political economy of the Internet addresses such issues as privacy, security, the status of women and minorities in cyberspace, copyright law, and the influence of the increasing power of big business.

Book News
An American writer and folk musician based in London, Grossman describes how the border wars between cyberspace and real life have spread from the Net itself into government committees, Congress, the stock market, and the marketplace. She explores such anxieties as vulnerability to malicious cyberhackers, limits of privacy online, Internet addiction, disadvantages of women and minorities in cyberspace, and the increasing power of big business. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780585361758
Characteristics: 1 online resource (222 p.)


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