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The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens?

Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on ‘cyber-utopianism’ – the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely emancipatory role in global politics. Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran’s ‘twitter revolution’ fewer than 20,000 Twitter users actually took part), Evgeny argues for some realism about the actual uses and abuses of the internet.  

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Canada tries to pull a Fast-one with a SOPA of it’s own (Bill C-11)

Like Your PVR? Like your right to copy CDs or DVDs you bought for your own use? Right now that is all legal and prudent in Canada. Well folks PM Harper is saying NO – he wants to make that illegal. The Tories are screwing us by making sure that we can no longer tape, record, copy or otherwise enjoy
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Wikipedia English to Protest SOPA

On Monday (Jan 16) Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced that the English version of the site will be down as a response to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) currently before the House of Representatives in the US. The Whitehouse has had to respond to petitions (as required anyway with numbers over 25K) so this is sure to make the petition
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