Saturday, April 15, 2006


The rapid and widespread adoption of new web-based technologies has enabled new forms of artistic and political expression to surface, but this trend is paralleled by authoritarian and commercial attempts to increase control over technologies, content and society. On the Commons blog features a lengthy review of J. D. Lasica's timely book Darknet: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation which examines the context of the "rancorous policy battles over the design and uses of the Internet and other digital technologies".