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Unformatted text preview: Media Technologies as Systems of Power: Code & Control of Cyberspaces Q u i c k T i m e ª a n d a d e c o m p r e s s o r a r e n e e d e d t o s e e t h i s p i c t u r e . QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Control of Digital Spaces How can we better understand issues of power in digital environments? How are power & control exerted? QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Regulation & digital environments Content layer Control resides in different layers of the technology Logical layer (code) Physical layer Implications for the kind of freedoms that users enjoy online I N T E R N E T Internet layers Content layer? Conversations, information, software that circulate online (Controlled by copyright holders) Code Layer? Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) Improve interoperability and interconnectivity Reduce complexity of the Internet Operates as a commons thanks to: Physical layer?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course COMM 397M taught by Professor Fuentes during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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