For all the overheated rhetoric of liberty and cyber-utopia, says Internet policy specialist Rebecca MacKinnon, it’s clear that the corporations that rule cyberspace are making decisions that show little or no concern for their impact on political freedom. MacKinnon, author of Consent of the Networked, argues that it’s time for us to demand that our rights and freedoms are respected and protected before they’re sold, legislated, programmed, and engineered away. Ultimately, she says, the purpose of technology, and of the corporations that make it, is to serve humanity—not the other way around.

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Program Details
Episode S1E3
Broadcast Week Feb 12th 2012
Duration 01:23:32
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English

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