Submitted by New Media Rights last modified Wed, 09/10/2008 - 11:59am
Yochai Benkler's Wealth of Networks served as a source of inspiration for the New Media Rights organization, studio, and website, and no doubt spurs on many advocates of new media. The Wealth of Networks discusses the implications of hundreds of millions, if not billions of people connected to the Internet who now have a chance to communicate, collaborate, and share their own thoughts and opinions as never before in history. Benkler points out that while new technologies enable a revolution of grassroots media that could compete with traditional media, the rise of this new culture is by no means a foregone conclusion. It is a thorough, academic journey into the cultural possibilties of new media, and the established industries and laws that threaten this development.