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John S. Johnson

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So, You Think You Can Download? New Guide Shows Threat to the Internet, What You Can Do About It

(227) Comments | Posted June 23, 2010 | 2:32 PM

So, you've moved into a new house. Or, maybe you're anxious to watch the next game of your currently victorious MLB team. It might even be that your best friend loaned you the second season of True Blood on DVD and your recently acquired appetite for the undead cannot be...

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When Profit, Freedom, and Creativity Collide

(21) Comments | Posted May 20, 2008 | 1:25 AM

Every year, Eyebeam, the arts and technology center I founded, honors someone who helps celebrate or perpetuate freedom and creativity. We do this because freedom and creativity can't be honored enough - and indeed aren't. Anyone involved in art or technology -- anyone trying to do something new -- knows...

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Verizon Doesn't Like Your Politics -- A Taste of a Post-Net-Neutrality World [Updated]

(35) Comments | Posted September 27, 2007 | 12:41 PM

Adam Liptak's article in today's New York Times tells a story that will be repeated again and again if the public loses net neutrality to the telecom lobby. NARAL, a pro-choice group that let's its members use text messaging to inform and update its members on pro-choice policy, had its...

Read Post and the Wealth of Networks: Revolutionary Philanthropy with $31 Billion or 25 Bucks

(7) Comments | Posted July 2, 2006 | 7:56 PM

Warren Buffett's donation is dominating the front pages, but what about the individual who wants to make a difference even if they don't have billions of dollars to spare? Yochai Benkler's new book, "The Wealth of Networks" is required reading for anyone who wants to see how they can participate...

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