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The Changing Battlefield for Freedom Online

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This talk I did for University of Alberta in March 2009.

This talk I did for University of Alberta in March 2009.

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  • 1. It’s Tough Out There For A Geek: The Changing Battlefield for Digital Freedom
  • 2. (Some) Background
  • 3. freedom to share, use, and remix cultural content and code
  • 4. but
  • 5. The Chewbacca Principle
  • 6. Business
  • 7. Business
  • 8. Business
  • 9. Business
  • 10. Art
  • 11. Art
  • 12. Art
  • 13. the copyfight is dead
  • 14. the fight for freedom
  • 15. The Google Paradox
  • 16. Google is cool.
  • 17. Google is cool.
  • 18. Google is really cool.
  • 19. Google is scary.
  • 20. Google is scary.
  • 21. Google is really scary.
  • 22. [generalizing]
  • 23. Chewbacca
  • 24. 1995
  • 25. 2008
  • 26. Cloud Computing
  • 27. Home broadband adoption increased from 47% from March 2007 to 55% in April 2008. Some 55% of adult Americans now have broadband internet connections at home, up from 47% who had high-speed access at home lastyear at this time. From March 2006 to March 2007, home broadband adoption grew from 42% of Americans to 47%. Trends in home internet access: broadband vs dial-up Broadband at home Dialup 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 7 0 2 5 6 7 3 1 4 8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 r2 2 2 2 2 2 2 l2 l2 l2 i i i e h h h h h pr pr pr be un rc rc rc rc rc a a a a a A A A J m ce M M M M M De Increased Bandwidth The growth rate from March 2007 to April 2008 was 17%; this compares to the 12% growth rate from March 2006 to March 2007. It is also worth noting that the April 2008 number for broadband adoption at home is little changed from the 54% figure in the Pew Internet Project’s December 2007 survey. With growth in broadband at home, now just 10% of Americans have dial-up internet connections at home.
  • 28. Broad Web Services
  • 29. quot;It's stupidity. It's worse than stupidity: it's a marketing hype campaign,quot; quot;Somebody is saying this is inevitable – and whenever you hear somebody saying that, it's very likely to be a set of businesses campaigning to make it true.”
  • 30. Opportunity
  • 31. Threats
  • 32. Cloud Computing
  • 33. Privacy
  • 34. Privacy Interoperability
  • 35. Privacy Interoperability Portability
  • 36. Increased Bandwidth
  • 37. Filtration
  • 38. Broad Web Services
  • 39. Access To Knowledge
  • 40. Initial Efforts
  • 41. Privacy Interoperability Portability
  • 42. Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • 43. Filtration
  • 44. Herdict
  • 45. Access To Knowledge
  • 46. Wheeler Declaration
  • 47. Watchdog.net
  • 48. Putting It All Together
  • 49. • Privacy, Interoperability, Portability • Filtration • Access To Knowledge
  • 50. rights and norms
  • 51. post-geek
  • 52. Thanks!