Fault Lines: Controlling the Web (Full Version)

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In January 2012, two controversial pieces of legislation were making their way through the US Congress. SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and PIPA, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, were meant to crack down on the illegal sharing of digital media. The bills were drafted on request of the content industry, Hollywood studios and major record labels.

The online community rose up against the US government to speak out against SOPA, and the anti-online piracy bill was effectively killed off after the largest online protest in US history. But it was only one win in a long battle between US authorities and online users over internet regulation. SOPA and PIPA were just the latest in a long line of anti-piracy legislation US politicians have passed since the 1990s.

“One of the things we are seeing which is a by-product of the digital age is, frankly, it’s much easier to steal and to profit from the hard work of others,” says Michael O’Leary, the executive vice-president for global policy at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

The US government says it must be able to fight against piracy and cyber attacks. And that means imposing more restrictions online. But proposed legislation could seriously curb freedom of speech and privacy, threatening the internet as we know it.

Can and should the internet be controlled? Who gets that power? How far will the US government go to gain power over the web? And will this mean the end of a free and global internet?

Fault Lines looks at the fight for control of the web, life in the digital age and the threat to cyber freedom, asking if US authorities are increasingly trying to regulate user freedoms in the name of national and economic security.

 

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Will Work for Free – Machines Putting People Out of Work

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2013 – Will Work For Free is a documentary by Sam Vallely on the subject of technological unemployment.  If machines are making our economy more productive, why are so many becoming poor?

 

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6 comments to Will Work for Free – Machines Putting People Out of Work

  • Guy

    “As global challenges and scientific information proliferate, nations and people face common threats that transcend national boundaries. Overpopulation, energy shortages, global warming, environmental pollution, water scarcity, economic catastrophe, the spread of uncontrollable disease, and the technological displacement of people by machines threaten each of us. Although many people are dedicated to alleviating those conditions, our social and environmental problems will remain insurmountable as long as a few powerful nations and financial interests maintain control of and consume most of the world’s resources and the monetary system prevails.”

    The Venus Project

    http://www.thevenusproject.com

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  • carroll price

    The mechanical cotton picker qualifies as the worse invention of all time, because ever since it came along crime rates have skyrocketed to unbelievable levels.

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  • This is an excellent and informative film, with a broad scope and great research, I learned quite a bit and I’m grateful for that, just a couple of points, would be worth mentioning thorium reactors as a safer alternative to nuclear, also the interest driven market economy that was designed to fail was created with the introduction of the Federal Reserve in 1913 by a group of people that now control the worlds banking and media networks, and have been responsible for the subversion of Western culture as well as all two world wars – they also plan their own World Government based upon Talmudic values, not sure I caught that in the final ads.

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  • raymond towne

    only worth 3.5? more like 5+; ties together present trends and presents an ultimately optimistic future; but watch out for that “temporary” mass poverty phase.

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  • kelvin

    We have seven billion people on earth now. What happens when we can run the entire place on 200 million jobs? The current paradigm is that welfare is only for bums, so we can’t just give them money so they can continue consuming. They will literally have nothing to do. Do they just try eking out a living growing radishes on our post-industrial waste lots? Or do we then have 6.8 billion units of Soylent green on our hands?

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