Roberto Verzola on 7 Oct 2000 03:42:24 -0000

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Re: <nettime> Horst Mahler and Radicalism etc...

 >Is'nt the Net the ultimate Democracy?

Can you have "ultimate democracy" squatting on private property?

The basic Internet infrastructure today is increasingly privatized:
the communications channels, the routers and servers, the IP numbers,
domain name assignments and the ISPs. They are controlled by a new
rentier class - cyberspace landlords or cyberlords.

Mass protests on public grounds are difficult enough to do nowadays
(look at Seattle, Sydney, Prague...). Trying doing them on corporate
private property.

Roberto Verzola

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