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The Resource The idealist : Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the internet, Justin Peters

The idealist : Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the internet, Justin Peters

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The idealist : Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the internet
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The idealist
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Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the internet
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Justin Peters
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eng
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"A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society--and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons--from Slate correspondent Justin Peters. Aaron Swartz was a zealous young advocate for the free exchange of information and creative content online. He committed suicide in 2013 after being indicted by the government for illegally downloading millions of academic articles from a nonprofit online database. From the age of fifteen, when Swartz, a computer prodigy, worked with Lawrence Lessig to launch Creative Commons, to his years as a fighter for copyright reform and open information, to his work leading the protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), to his posthumous status as a cultural icon, Swartz's life was inextricably connected to the free culture movement. Now Justin Peters examines Swartz's life in the context of 200 years of struggle over the control of information. In vivid, accessible prose, The Idealist situates Swartz in the context of other "data moralists" past and present, from lexicographer Noah Webster to ebook pioneer Michael Hart to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In the process, the book explores the history of copyright statutes and the public domain; examines archivists' ongoing quest to build the "library of the future"; and charts the rise of open access, copyleft, and other ideologies that have come to challenge protectionist IP policies. Peters also breaks down the government's case against Swartz and explains how we reached the point where federally funded academic research came to be considered private property, and downloading that material in bulk came to be considered a federal crime. The Idealist is an important investigation of the fate of the digital commons in an increasingly corporatized Internet, and an essential look at the impact of the free culture movement on our daily lives and on generations to come"--
Summary
A lively history of the Internet's free culture movement and its larger impact on society examines the life and suicide of Reddit founding developer Aaron Swartz while exploring the achievements of such information pioneers as Noah Webster, Michael Hart and Edward Snowden
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10462737
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004.67/80973
Index
index present
LC call number
ZA3270
LC item number
.P47 2016
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non fiction
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adult
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Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the Internet
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The idealist : Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the internet, Justin Peters
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-[317]) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Noah Webster and the movement for Copyright in America -- A Tax on Knowledge -- A Copyright of the Future, a Library of the Future -- The Infinite Librarian -- the Case for the Public Domain -- "Co-opt or Destroy" -- Guerilla Open Access -- Hacks and Hackers -- The Web Is Yours -- How to Save the World
Control code
5771227
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 337 pages
Isbn
9781476767727
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(hardback)
Lccn
2015044638
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (OCoLC)ocn932463247
  • (OCoLC)932463247
Label
The idealist : Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the internet, Justin Peters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-[317]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Noah Webster and the movement for Copyright in America -- A Tax on Knowledge -- A Copyright of the Future, a Library of the Future -- The Infinite Librarian -- the Case for the Public Domain -- "Co-opt or Destroy" -- Guerilla Open Access -- Hacks and Hackers -- The Web Is Yours -- How to Save the World
Control code
5771227
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 337 pages
Isbn
9781476767727
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn932463247
  • (OCoLC)932463247

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