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Monica Horten - The Closing of the Net - 9781509506897 - V9781509506897
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The Closing of the Net

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Description for The Closing of the Net Paperback. How are political decisions influencing the future direction of internet communication? As the interests of powerful businesses become more embedded in the online world, so these corporations seek greater exemption from liability. Num Pages: 200 pages. BIC Classification: GTC; JFD; UB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 210 x 150. .

This inspirational book provides the backstory to current attempts by states and corporations to control the Internet. It explains key issues such as privacy, net neutrality and copyright in a way that is accessible to non-experts, as well as providing a clear, authoritative context for academic study.

The Closing of the Net explains:

  • Why apps are never 'free', and how data profiling got into politics
  • How the entertainment industries went head-to-head with Internet companies over online copyright
  • Why we got the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and why Europe has stronger privacy laws than the US
  • How post-Snowden surveillance politics is embedded in ... Read more
  • Why net neutrality matters
  • How cloud service Megaupload was brought down

Monica Horten's compelling account of these issues concludes with an outline of the risks we face in the future if monitoring and blocking of the Internet becomes the norm. And the results are chilling. This book is a must-read for all followers of cyber-policy, and is suitable for courses addressing digital media and society, communications policy, Internet and copyright law.

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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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About Monica Horten
Monica Horten is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She served as an independent expert on the Council of Europe's committee of experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom.

Reviews for The Closing of the Net
"Today's communications fabric relies on a layered connective space (the Internet). The corporate power that underwrites that space generates an unprecedented power problem for democracy. Monica Horten's sharply written book confronts that problem head-on, with striking case studies. Who really benefits from the "fingertap of desire" that drives our device use? Read this illuminating book to find out." Nick ... Read more

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