Friday, March 09, 2007

Featured Book of the Week

This week’s Featured Book is Law & Internet Cultures by Kathy Bowrey and published by Cambridge University Press.

Law & Internet Cultures raises the profile of socio-political questions about the global technology and information market. It is a close study of communication flows, networks, nodes, biopolitics and the fragmentations of power. It brings to life the role played by personalities, corporate interactions, industry compromises and the regulatory incompetencies affecting the technological world we all live in….This book is for readers interested in intellectual property law, information technology, cultural studies, globalisation and mass communications.” - Book Description

“It is a fascinating and enjoyable read, which has the hallmarks of a book which can be read in one sitting, although to write this risks undermining its scholarship and complexity, because it is a book which should be read closely, one which will reward return readings. … a fascinating book. It is an important one also, because of the way it engages deeply with Internet law, and the ways in which law shapes, and is understood and used by, Internet communities.” - Legal Studies

Law & Internet Cultures is on display on top of the first shelves to the left of the Rare Book Room and will be available to borrow after Friday, March 16, 2007.

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