In affluent states, technology has become ubiquitous; the challenge today is to give people access to technology in a way that is not exploitative and controlling.
That process begins by making the knowledge of how to manipulate ‘stuff’ open; and where necessary challenging the monopoly restrictions of intellectual property. We build that system when we freely circulate that knowledge in ways that circumvent the stifling controls on free speech that the concentration of social/mass media ownership creates.
This is a very long and complicated matter. For those who want a far longer examination (with references) I suggest you see the ‘Copywrong page’ of the Free Range Activism Website.
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