Information Liberation

Information liberation : Challenging the corruptions of information power by Brian Martin is now online as an eText, Here, links to the chapters are below.I\'ve only read 2 chapters, but it looks interesting.

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Power tends to corrupt, and information power is no exception. Information Liberation analyses the corruptions of power in a range of crucial current areas in the information society, including mass media, intellectual property, surveillance, bureaucracies, defamation and research.

Reform solutions seldom get to the root of information problems. Information Liberation examines radical alternatives that undermine the power of vested interests. Alternatives include replacing mass media with network media, abolishing intellectual property, and changing social institutions that create a demand for surveillance. The book canvasses various strategies for moving toward these alternatives, focussing on grassroots action.

Information Liberation is provocative. Most readers will find something to disagree with. That\'s all part of the process. Everyone needs to be involved in discussing information policies and practices, rather than leaving the issues to experts and vested interests.\"

Full e-text available here

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Chapters in pdf

Pages
i-v
(title, contents,
etc.)

1 Power tends to
corrupt

1 Power tends to
corrupt

2 Beyond mass
media

2 Beyond mass
media

3 Against
intellectual property

3 Against
intellectual property

4
Antisurveillance

4
Antisurveillance

5 Free speech
versus bureaucracy

5 Free speech
versus bureaucracy

6 Defamation law
and free speech

6 Defamation law
and free speech

7 The politics of
research

7 The politics of
research

8 On the value of
simple ideas

8 On the value of
simple ideas

9 Celebrity
intellectuals

9 Celebrity
intellectuals

10 Toward
information liberation

10 Toward
information liberation

(Note that the layout of the
pdf version here is slightly different from the Freedom Press printed
edition, hence the index is not available in electronic
form.)

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