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              Books by Siva Vaidhyanathan

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              Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
               

              Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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              • Pub Date
                24 Oct 21

              If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at ...once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In this fully updated paperback edition of Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how social media has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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              ISBN 9780190056544
              Released NZ 24 Oct 2021
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry)
               

              The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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              Examines the ways we have used and embraced Google - and the growing resistance to its expansion across the globe. This book exposes the dark side of our Google fantasies, raising red flags about issues of intellectual property and the much-touted Google Book Search.

              ISBN 9780520272897
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2012
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy

              Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Hardback)

              By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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              Anti-Social Media, is the path-breaking initial step toward understanding how social media is quickly undermining not only centuries of democratic progress, but civil society itself.

              ISBN 9780190841164
              Released NZ 29 Jun 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              6 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction

              Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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              Provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to copyright, patents, trademarks, and other forms of knowledge that are subject to global law and regulation.

              ISBN 9780195372779
              Released NZ 26 Jan 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry)

              The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry) (Hardback)

              By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

              • RRP: $102.00
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              Examines the ways we have used and embraced Google - and the growing resistance to its expansion across the globe. This title exposes the dark side of our Google fantasies, raising red flags about issues of intellectual property and the much-touted Google Book Search.

              ISBN 9780520258822
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2011
              Publisher University of California Press
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              The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System
                

              The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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              A guide to one of the most important cultural and economic battlegrounds of our increasingly plugged in world. Draws the struggle for information that will determine much of the culture and politics of the twenty first century.

              ISBN 9780465089857
              Released NZ 11 May 2005
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity
               

              Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (Hardback)

              By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

              • RRP: $190.50
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              In this text, the author tracks the history of American copyright law through the 20th century, from Mark Twain's exhortations for thick copyright protection, to recent lawsuits regarding sampling in rap music and the digital moment , exemplified by the rise of Napster and MP3 te...chnology.
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              ISBN 9780814788066
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2001
              Publisher New York University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity
               

              Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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              In this text, the author tracks the history of American copyright law through the 20th century, from Mark Twain's exhortations for 'thick' copyright protection, to recent lawsuits regarding sampling in rap music and the 'digital moment', exemplified by the rise of Napster and MP3... technology.
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              ISBN 9780814788073
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2003
              Publisher New York University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Rewiring the Nation : The Place of Technology in American Studies
                 

              Rewiring the Nation : The Place of Technology in American Studies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by de la Pena, Carolyn; Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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              Technology is an entry point for American studies scholars to find ways to think through social and cultural problems. This book presents a collection of essays that provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the ways scholars of culture use the study of technology to examine t...he flows, conflicts, tensions, and hazards of American culture.
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              ISBN 9780801886515
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2007
              Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series A Special Issue of American Quarterly
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