The NII provides a mechanism for circumventing the traditional controlling structures of the culture industry. Additionally, new technologies
provide the technical support to "liberate" texts from their bounded
form. The impact of new technologies are multiple and the possibility of
new myths very real. Because we are standing at a gateway to the future,
it is important to understand how that future is interpretively constructed, and who benefits most from that construction.
Office of Technology Assessment, Intellectual property rights in an age of
electronics and information, summary (OTA-CIT-303) ( Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, April 1986), 78.
"Porn on the Internet", Time ( 3 July 1995): 38.
OTA, Intellectual property in an age of electronics, 190.
National Writers Union, Electronic publishing issues, a working paper [OnLine], Available: University of Maryland Gopher ≪email@example.com≫ ( 30
M. J. Shapiro, Reading "Adam Smith": Desire, history and value, Newbury
Park, CA, London, & New Delhi: Sage ( 1993), 37.
The National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1995 was reintroduced in 1996 as the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996. At this reading, the bill has passed in the Senate and has been referred to
the House Committee on the Judiciary. To find current legislative information
and to track bills go to: http://thomas.loc.gov.
See the statements of Representative Burman in No Electronic Theft (NET)
Act, ( 1997, November 4), Congressional Record, Vol. 143, 152, p. H9887.
OTA, Intellectual property in an age of electronics, 23.
OTA report on intellectual property rights in an age of electronics and information: Joint hearing of the subcommittee on patents, copyrights, and trademarks of the
senate committee on the judiciary and the subcommittee on courts, civil liberties, and
the administration of justice of the house committee on the judiciary. 99th Cong., 2nd
Session ( 16 April 1986).
From the prepared statement of
D. Linda Garcia, OTA Report, Joint Hearing, p. 12.
21 Ibid., 13. In another speech given by D. Linda Garcia to the Library of
Congress Network Advisory Committee Meeting, some light is shed on why
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Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1999.
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