High Noon on the Electronic Frontier: Conceptual Issues in Cyberspace
MIT Press, 1996 - Computers - 536 pages
foreword by Mike Godwin
."..The two sides of the dispute appear in dueling essays as part of a massive collection, titled "High Noon on the Electronic Frontier," edited by Peter Ludlow and coming in June from The MIT Press. I hate the title, but this collection covers many timely issues, such as property rights, computer crime and cryptography. If you make your living by writing code, you have to read this book."
-- Peter Coffee, "PC Week"
Peter Ludlow has culled from various sources, both print and electronic, key articles on hot cyberspace policy issues, together with lively extracts from online discussions of these issues. These include the standard academic pieces along with "rants and manifestos" on a broad range of issues from the denizens of cyberspace and reflect the discourse of cyberspace itself. At times they have what Ludlow terms "a certain gonzo quality, " but nonetheless they raise serious conceptual issues in a way that illustrates precisely what is at stake. The topics covered in this timely compilation include privacy, property rights, hacking and cracking, encryption, censorship, and self and community on-line.
The writings/discussions: John Perry Barlow · "Wine Without Bottles" Simson L. Garfinkel, Richard M. Stallman, and Mitchell Kapor · "Why Software Patents Are Bad" The League for Programming Freedom · "Against Software Patents" Paul Heckel · "Debunking the Software Patent Myths" Pirate editorial · "So You Want to Be a Pirate?" Mike Godwin · "Some "Property" Problems in a Computer Crime Prosecution" The Mentor · "The Conscience of a Hacker" Julian Dibbell · "ThePrisoner: Phiber Optik Goes Directly to Jail" Dorothy E. Denning · "Concerning Hackers Who Break into Computer
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The Economy of Mind on the Global
Why Patents Are Bad for Software
Against Software Patents
Debunking the Software Patent Myths
So You Want to Be a Pirate?
The Conscience of a Hacker
Phiber Optik Goes Directly to Jail
Congressional Testimony by Emmanuel Goldstein
The Risks of Carrying Graphic Sexual
Computer and Academic Freedom Newss List of Banned Files
Gender Swapping on the Internet
Identity and the Cyborg Body
Social Phenomena in Textbased Virtual Realities
A Rape in Cyberspace or How an Evil Clown a Haitian Trickster
A Slice of My Life in My Virtual Community
on community in cyberspace
How PGP WorksWhy Do You Need PGP?
Jackboots on the Infobahn
Achieving Electronic Privacy
Introduction to BlackNet
Public Networks and Censorship
Losing Your Voice on the Internet
Crime and Puzzlement
Hardware 1 The Italian Hacker Crackdown
Information about Electronic Frontiers Italy ALCEI
Life Online: Researching Real Experience in Virtual Space
Annette N. Markham
Limited preview - 1998