Demanufacturing Consent: Peter Ludlow on Aaron Swartz’s Legacy, SOPA 2.0, and Net Neutrality

Traces of Reality
January 21, 2014

 

Peter Ludlow“Aaron Swartz’s Legacy, SOPA 2.0, and Net Neutrality” with Peter Ludlow

On this edition of Demanufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Professor of Philosophy and expert in digital culture, Peter Ludlow. Guillermo and Peter discuss the legacy of Aaron Swartz, as both an internet pioneer and vocal activist, one year after an overzealous prosecution led to his suicide.

We take a look at the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and how it is selectively used by the government to target certain key individuals of its choosing, how the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was defeated, and how SOPA 2.0 is being snuck in through the fast-tracked Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We also touch on the issue of net neutrality including the recent court decision in Verizon v. FCC that threatens to change the way we use the internet.

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