The Anarchist in the Library
How the Clash Between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System
By (author) Siva Vaidhyanathan
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Anarchist in the Library by Siva Vaidhyanathan
Book DescriptionThe Anarchist in the Library is the first guide to one of the most important cultural and economic battlegrounds of our increasingly plugged-in world. Siva Vaidhyanathan draws the struggle for information that will determine much of the culture and politics of the twenty-first century: anarchy or oligarchy, total freedom vs. complete control. His acclaimed book explores topics from unauthorized fan edits of Star Wars to terrorist organizations' reliance on "leaderless resistance," from Napster to Total Information Awareness to flash mobs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465089857
(203mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Siva Vaidhyanathan
Intellectual Property, Paperback (January 2016)
Provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to copyright, patents, trademarks, and other forms of knowledge that are subject to global law and regulation.
Googlization of Everything, Paperback (March 2012)
Examines the ways we have used and embraced Google - and the growing resistance to its expansion across the globe. This title exposes the dark side of our Google fantasies, raising red flags about issues of intellectual property and the much-touted Google Book Search.
Rewiring the Nation, Paperback (March 2007)
Technology is an entry point for American studies scholars to find ways to think through social and cultural problems. This book presents a collection of essays that provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the ways scholars of culture use the study of technology to examine the flows, conflicts, tensions, and hazards of American culture.
Copyrights and Copywrongs, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Siva Vaidhyanathan
Argues that strict legal guidelines prove insensitive to the diverse forms of cultural expression prevalent in the United States
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Author Biography - Siva Vaidhyanathan
Siva Vaidhyanathan, a cultural historian and media scholar, is Director of Communication Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University. His research has been profiled on National Public Radio, CNN, International Herald-Tribune Television, and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. He lives in New York City.
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