RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 53901452 LA English T1 The anarchist in the library : how the clash between freedom and control is hacking the real world and crashing the system A1 Vaidhyanathan, Siva., PB Basic Books PP New York YR 2004 SN 0465089844 9780465089840 AB "The recording industry has sued the music downloaders into submission, but as a model of communication, their effects still echo around the world. The proliferation of such peer-to-peer networks may appear to threaten many established institutions, and the backlash against them could be even worse than the problems they create. Their effects - good and bad - resonate far beyond markets for music. They are altering our sense of the possible, extending our cultural and political imaginations." "Unregulated networks of communication have existed as long as gossip has. But with the rise of electronic communication, they are exponentially more important. And they are drawing the contours of a struggle over information that will determine much of the culture and politics of our century, from unauthorized fan edits of Star Wars to terrorist organizations' reliance on "leaderless resistance." The Anarchist in the Library is the first guide to one of the most important cultural and economic developments of our time."--Jacket.