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Prof. Wael Badawy
Department of Computing and Information Systems Umm Al Qura University, Canada
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJCTE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of computer theory and engineering.
IJCTE 2017 Vol.9(4): 298-302 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2017.V9.1156

The Other Side of the Internet: Power, Commodification and Information Technology

Rafael Rodríguez Prieto
Abstract—Abstract—The Internet is a powerful tool to spread economic development and communications. However, the rules of the information highway are made by a handful of global corporations with little public oversight. The internet is about big companies owning and controlling so much of what should public property, but in fact the entire internet could be a private property. I will devote my paper to an analysis of the roots and rise of the different power constellations currently seeking circumscription of the Internet on a global scale. I close with a few conclusions about Internet and democracy.

Index Terms—Index Terms—Cyberspace, internet, power, participation.

Rafael Rodríguez Prieto is with the University of Seville, Spain (e-mail: rrodpri@upo.es).


Cite:Rafael Rodríguez Prieto, "The Other Side of the Internet: Power, Commodification and Information Technology," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 298-302, 2017.

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