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E-Commerce vs. E-Commons
Communications in the public interest

Moll, Marita; Shad, Leslie Regan (eds.)
Publisher:  Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ottawa, Canada
Year Published:  2001  
Pages:  228pp   ISBN:  0-88627-242-4
Library of Congress Number:  HM1017.E23 2001   Dewey:  302-23
Resource Type:  Book

From privacy issues to intellectual property, from universal access to union activism, these essays challenge the rush to deregulate and disconnect communications from the public interest.

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Contents

About the Contributors

Preface

Introduction
Myth-ing Links: Power and Community on the Information Highway
Vincent Mosco

DESIGNING POLICY: WHITHER THE PUBLIC INTEREST?
Debating Universal Access in the Canadian Context:
The Role of Public Interest Organizations
Andrew Clement, Marita Moll and Leslie Regan Shade

Privacy Then and Now: Taking Stock Since IHAC
Valerie Steeves

The Media Cluster: Communalizing Intellectual Property
While Socially Appropriating the Media Conglomerate
Jesse Hirsh

Information Highway Policy, E-Commerce and Work
Gregory J. Walters

LEARNING A LIVING
Gated Communities or Public Spaces?
The Future of the Public Library
Sandra Smeltzer

Pianos vs. Politics: Sustaining Public Education
In The Age Of Globalization
Marita Moll

Technology Organizing and Unions
Marc Belanger

THE COMMUNITY IS THE NETWORK
Every Tool Shapes the Task: Communities
and the Information Highway
Ursula Franklin

Community Networking in Canada: Do You Believe in Magic?
Marita Moll and Leslie Regan Shade

POVNET: An Online Commons for Anti-Poverty Activists
Penny Goldsmith

Networking Community, Not Technology: Informing
Development Choice in New Ways
Grath Graham

POSTSCRIPT

On Digital Public Space and the Real Tragedy of the Commons
Heather Menzies

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