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Anarchy on the Internet: obstacles and opportunities for alternative electronic publishing.

Atton, Chris (1996) Anarchy on the Internet: obstacles and opportunities for alternative electronic publishing. Anarchist Studies, 4 (2). pp. 115-132.

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The article summarises the constraints on alternative (print) publishing: economic, legal and social. It suggests that electronic publishing on the Internet might dispense with such constraints. After a discussion of anarchist views of the Internet, it examines current anarchist publishing ventures on the Internet. It then compares their operation to the constraints on conventional publishing, finding that, whilst some constraints no longer apply, new ones have appeared: the most significant are capital costs of equipment and legal action (combined with campaigns of disinformation) taken against some publishers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: alternative publishing; electronic publishing; Internet; mainstream publishing;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Item ID: 3625
Depositing User: Professor Chris Atton
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2010 11:42
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2010 11:42
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3625

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