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Computers & Internet: Business & Culture
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Peers, Pirates, and Persuasion: Rhetoric in the Peer-to-Peer Debates
by John Logie - Parlor Press , 2006
The book investigates the role of rhetoric in shaping public perceptions about peer-to-peer file-sharing networks. While broadband services allow speedy transfers of media files, Americans face real uncertainty about whether file sharing is legal.
Takers Economy: An Inquiry into Illegal File Sharing
by Christopher Stewart - Feedbooks , 2012
File sharing has become a widespread phenomenon. As much as having the possibility of exchanging information almost instantaneously can represent a blessing, it obviously opens the door to pursuits that enjoy a far less angelic reputation.
Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice
by Daniel Lathrop, Laurel Ruma - O'Reilly Media , 2010
In a world where web services can make real-time data accessible to anyone, how can the government leverage the openness to improve its operations? Leading practitioners share their ideas on how to achieve this emerging world of online collaboration.
by Akash Kapur - UNDP-APDIP , 2005
Only through understanding the full range of players in the Internet arena can we fashion reasonable outcomes for Internet governance. This primer represents contributions towards the dialogue that is needed to frame Information Society goals.
by Dan Gillmor - Lulu.com , 2010
We're in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us by being active consumers and participants. Here's how.
Invisible Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform Industries
by D. Evans, A. Hagiu, R. Schmalensee - The MIT Press , 2008
Software platforms are the invisible engines that have transformed nearly every major industry for the past 25 years. This book examines the business dynamics and strategies used by firms that recognize the power unleashed by this new revolution.
Economic aspects and business models of Free Software
by A. A. Raya, L. B. Martínez, I. F. Monsal - Eureca Media , 2010
We analyze the software industry from an economic perspective: how it was affected by software licensed under free conditions and what is its potential for the future. On the other hand, we study how to use Free Software in the private sector.
The Promise and Peril of Big Data
by David Bollier - The Aspen Institute , 2010
The Promise and Peril of Big Data explores the implications of inferential technologies used to analyze massive amounts of data and the ways in which these techniques can positively affect business, medicine, and government.
The Hacker Crackdown
by Bruce Sterling - Bantam , 1993
The book highlights the 1990 assault on hackers, when law-enforcement officials arrested scores of suspected illicit hackers. These raids became symbolic of the debate between fighting serious computer crime and protecting civil liberties.
Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
by Sam Williams - O'Reilly Media, Inc. , 2002
The book interweaves biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the social and economic history of the free software movement. Starting with how it all began to the continuing quest for free software that exists today.
Selling IBM's Innovative Solutions
- IBM.Com/Redbooks , 2007
This book delivers tools to help you sell IBM solutions. It serves as a practical reference for the IBM innovation enabled by on demand and how to sell the IBM innovative technology. You will know how to sell solutions in line with the strategy.
Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future
by Cory Doctorow - Tachyon Publications , 2008
Discover how America chose Happy Meal toys over copyright, why Facebook is taking a faceplant, how the Internet is just a giant Xerox machine, why Wikipedia is a poor cousin of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and how to enjoy free e-books.
by Brian Martin - Freedom Press , 1998
Power tends to corrupt, and information power is no exception. The book analyses the corruptions of power in crucial current areas in the information society: mass media, intellectual property, surveillance, bureaucracies, defamation and research.