ticker – und wem gehört denn nun das Internet?

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/Angewandte Klarsicht : Handlanger der Konservativen/Nachdenkseiten über die Kampagne linke Staatsfeinde

Energieverbrauch des Internet steigt exponentiell/heise via mao

“Intellectual Property” Mafia::PharmaAbteilung//fefe

Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I – IV/heisjeriko///A spectre is haunting the net//anmut und demut/

Wir wollen unseren geistigen Reichtum teilen/Harvard via faz

“Tierrechtsaktivisten haben ein Schiff der japanischen Walfangflotte mit Buttersäure angegriffen. Sie bezeichneten die Attacke als «gewaltlose chemische Kriegsführung».”/netzeitung2008 via newsware/

Spam-Versender setzen auf Einweg-IP-Adressen/heise

Venezuela | wahr und falsch/burks

Some last-minute lessons in nursing a baby/justaphase

Die Charta der Interhumanrechte/Glociety

Diebold’s Fuzzy Numbers/NYT/Diebold has not filed a quarterly earnings report since May 2007

Ich seh keine Flugzeuge/LBoE

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“Doch im Mai ’93 wurde InterNIC privatisiert, und die Firma Network Solutions erhielt den Zuschlag. Im September `95 geriet die Firma ins Kreuzfeuer der Nerd-Kritik, da sie $100 für die Registrierung von Domain-Namen verlangte und weitere $50 an Gebühren jährlich. Rigoros wurden die Adressen derjenigen gelöscht, die den Obulus an den bis dato kostenlosen Service verweigerten. Die Kritiker klagen, daß es keinen guten Grund gibt, wieso die InterNIC eine Monopolstellung bei der Vergabe der nutzerfreundlichen Domain – Namen innehaben sollte. “/wildpark/

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“The root zone is the place that tells your computer where to locate any one of the 33 million existing Web addresses. Computer scientists call it “the truth.” From the moment the U.S. government moved to privatize the Net back in 1995, handing Network Solutions a lucrative contract to administer the .com, .org, and .net domains, critics have questioned why this “truth” has to be so narrow.”/village voice2001/
” In August 1996, Name.Space lit up an initial list of 30 new domains—things like .art, .video, .museum, .cam—then invited users to come up with their own choices. “The idea,” says Garrin, “was to shift the naming paradigm from one based on commercialism and branding—you know, ibm.com—to one based on content. I mean, look at all the interesting and expressive sites we publish now.” His Web site, we.reclaimthe.net, now offers more than 540 extensions, from abc.news and balkan.monitor to queer.punk and sadistic.fun.” village voice

“We’re de-territorializing the Net,” Garrin boasted, “bringing it back to its original ideal of virtual space without borders or hierarchies.”/Village Voice/

“Here was Garrin, a New Yorker better known in activist circles for videotaping the 1988 Tompkins Square riot, taking on a multibillion-dollar behemoth with deep ties to the Pentagon. After three years of legal wrangling, the courts ruled in January 2000 that Network Solutions had immunity from antitrust claims because it operated the root zone under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. government.”/village Voice/

Garrin‘s refusal to compromise has put him at odds with most in the alternative root community. There are currently 15 alternative roots, ranging from adamant free-marketeers to the noncommercial collective OpenNIC. The scene is rife with strife and ego, as you’d expect from any collection of geek mavericks. Nevertheless, all but Name.Space have begun to cooperate by banding together under two shared alternative root networks: ORSC and PacificRoot.”/villagevoice/

“The problem with Name.Space is [Garrin] wants something that no one else has: 500 top-level domains and the ability to create new ones at will. He’s trying to claim everything! He makes lofty claims about having a shared system, but it requires people to use his system, and he gets a piece of every new registry! In my book, that’s called communism, or socialism at best.”/Village Voice/

“I’m not looking to build an empire,” Garrin insists. “I’m looking to build an infrastructure that supports the public good. We have 500 top-level domains, but how many other words are there in the English language? How many other languages are there? If somebody else wants to set up something, let them invest and do it. There’s enough scale that everybody can make money.

“I’ve invested five years of my life and savings doing this,” Garrin continues with fervor. “We broke all the models. We listened to people to give them what they want. We didn’t just create all these domains out of greed or fiat. This is the people’s choice.”

“The Internet’s is the first revolution whose pioneers believed they could create a better world while making themselves rich. So far the Net has made quite a few people rich. The jury’s still out as to whether it has made the world that much better.” /village voice/

The Disappearance of Public Space on the Net

Wem gehört das Web?/tp1997/

*_Bevor der in den USA geborene Paul Garrin 1985 mit eigenen künstlerischen Arbeiten begann, war er der “technical whiz” hinter Nam June Paiks Arbeiten und für die virtuose Elektrotechnik der Videobänder verantwortlich. […] /zkm/

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