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    GRITtv: Personal Democracy Forum: Is the Internet Free?


    by GRITtv

    "We do not have the Internet we think we have," says Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed. What we think of as a free and open Web is actually highly controlled by corporations and cash flow. We saw one example of this when WikiLeaks found itself without server space or fundraising ability when Internet service providers, including, cancelled their services and PayPal and MasterCard and Visa refused to process their transactions. And what can we do about that Internet? CUNY professor Jeff Jarvis proposes one solution: an Internet bill of rights. Rushkoff and Jarvis discuss in this selection from GRITtv's coverage of the Personal Democracy Forum's symposium this weekend on WikiLeaks and Internet freedom. Distributed by Tubemogul.