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Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias : Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias - Peter Ludlow

Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias

Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias

By: Peter Ludlow (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th May 2001
ISBN: 9780262621519
Number Of Pages: 510
For Ages: 18+ years old

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In Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias, Peter Ludlow extends the approach he used so successfully in High Noon on the Electronic Frontier, offering a collection of writings that reflects the eclectic nature of the online world, as well as its tremendous energy and creativity. This time the subject is the emergence of governance structures within online communities and the visions of political sovereignty shaping some of those communities. Ludlow views virtual communities as laboratories for conducting experiments in the construction of new societies and governance structures. While many online experiments will fail, Ludlow argues that given the synergy of the online world, new and superior governance structures may emerge. Indeed, utopian visions are not out of place, provided that we understand the new utopias to be fleeting localized "islands in the Net" and not permanent institutions.The book is organized in five sections. The first section considers the sovereignty of the Internet. The second section asks how widespread access to resources such as Pretty Good Privacy and anonymous remailers allows the possibility of "Crypto Anarchy"--essentially carving out space for activities that lie outside the purview of nation states and other traditional powers. The third section shows how the growth of e-commerce is raising questions of legal jurisdiction and taxation for which the geographic boundaries of nation-states are obsolete. The fourth section looks at specific experimental governance structures evolved by online communities. The fifth section considers utopian and anti-utopian visions for cyberspace.Contributors Richard Barbrook, John Perry Barlow, William E. Baugh Jr., David S. Bennahum, Hakim Bey, David Brin, Andy Cameron, Dorothy E. Denning, Mark Dery, Kevin Doyle, Duncan Frissell, Eric Hughes, Karrie Jacobs, David Johnson, Peter Ludlow, Timothy C. May, Jennifer L. Mnookin, Nathan Newman, David G. Post, Jedediah S. Purdy, Charles J. Stivale.

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"An excellent book. Ludlow juxtaposes contrasting views in a way which amuses and enlightens."--Amy S. Bruckman, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Series Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
About the Contributorsp. xxi
New Foundations: On the Emergence of Sovereign Cyberstates and Their Governance Structuresp. 1
The Sovereignty of Cyberspace?p. 25
A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspacep. 27
Getting Our Priorities Straightp. 31
United Nodes of Internet: Are We Forming a Digital Nation?p. 39
HyperMedia Freedomp. 47
Crypto Anarchyp. 59
The Crypto Anarchist Manifestop. 61
Crypto Anarchy and Virtual Communitiesp. 65
A Cypherpunk's Manifestop. 81
The Future of Cryptographyp. 85
Afterword to "The Future of Cryptography"p. 103
Re: Denning's Crypto Anarchyp. 105
Hiding Crimes in Cyberspacep. 115
Shifting Borders: How VR Is Claiming Jurisdiction from RLp. 143
Law and Borders: The Rise of Law in Cyberspacep. 145
Anarchy, State, and the Internet: An Essay on Lawmaking in Cyberspacep. 197
Prop 13 Meets the Internet: How State and Local Government Finances Are Becoming Road Kill on the Information Superhighwayp. 213
The Emergence of Law and Governance Structures inp. 243
Virtual(ly) Law: The Emergence of Law in LambdaMOOp. 245
"help manners": Cyberdemocracy and Its Vicissitudesp. 303
Due Process and Cyberjurisdictionp. 329
Virtual Magistrate Project Press Releasep. 339
Virtual Magistrate Issues Its First Decisionp. 343
Utopia, Dystopia, and Pirate Utopiasp. 347
Utopia Reduxp. 349
The God of the Digeratip. 353
Californian Ideologyp. 363
Bit Rotp. 389
The Temporary Autonomous Zonep. 401
Interview with Noam Chomsky on Anarchism, Marxism, and Hope for the Futurep. 435
Name Indexp. 451
Index of Corporations, Organizations, Agencies, and Other
Groupsp. 459
Subject Indexp. 463
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ISBN: 9780262621519
ISBN-10: 0262621517
Series: Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 510
Published: 25th May 2001
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.79