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November 26, 2005

We the Media CH 11-12 and Epilogue

"The promise was freedom. And, for a time, freedom was the
reality."

Nowadays, our freedom on the web is diminishing and the government, telecommunications and other internet companies are halting our freedom of the internet.

"Governments get nervous; Big business gets nosy"
This is true with everything in the world. The government has to have control over everything and when they see a chance for US citizens to have freedom, they do anything they can to limit it. Businesses also see a chance to buy or take over another company to make more money and be the best company.

"the Net gives people new ways of taking things that donít belong
to them

Hollywood looks to make people happy and another way for making people happy is the web. However, this enables web users to copy and burn videos, movies and songs online; taking something that isn't really theirs.

I like how Gillmore openly said that he believes in copyright, as long as people dont abuse it. He allows to have this book online because that he wants people to read it if they cant afford it.

"You can make your own news. We all can. Letís get started."
Every single one of us is a journalist, it is deep inside of us, we just have to let our writer inside of us out.

Posted by Denamarie at November 26, 2005 10:30 AM

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I found the copyright parts are very interesting because I had never thought of it the way Gilmore presents it. But, to tell the truth, I agree. I want to do some more research on copyright laws, but Gilmore is probably right that people abuse them. But, I do agree that sometimes people also completely disregard copyright laws and they are not respectful of the hardwork other people put into their work.

Posted by: Lorin Schumacher at November 27, 2005 07:26 PM

Yes, blogs are a tool to keep companies and businesses in line.

Posted by: Kayla Sawyer at November 27, 2005 07:35 PM

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