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Is the Commercial Mass Media Necessary, or Even Desirable, for Liberal Democracy?

@article{Netanel2001IsTC,
  title={Is the Commercial Mass Media Necessary, or Even Desirable, for Liberal Democracy?},
  author={Neil Weinstock Netanel},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2001},
  volume={cs.CY/0109092}
}
  • Neil Weinstock Netanel
  • Published in ArXiv 2001
  • Economics, Computer Science
  • Is a commercial mass media, dependent on the market for its sustenance, necessary, or even desirable, for liberal democracy? Yochai Benkler has argued that a decentralized, peer-to-peer system of communications and information is both possible with digital technology and preferable to a system based on commercial mass media. He has contended in fact that the presence of politically powerful, copyright-rich mass media imposes significant barriers to the development of peer-to-peer information… CONTINUE READING

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