Research Output

Anarchy on the Internet: obstacles and opportunities for alternative electronic publishing.

  The article summarises the constraints on alternative (print) publishing: economic, legal and social. It suggests that electronic publishing on the Internet might dispense with such constraints. After a discussion of anarchist views of the Internet, it examines current anarchist publishing ventures on the Internet. It then compares their operation to the constraints on conventional publishing, finding that, whilst some constraints no longer apply, new ones have appeared: the most significant are capital costs of equipment and legal action (combined with campaigns of disinformation) taken against some publishers.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    ZA4050 Electronic information resources

Citation

Atton, C. (1995). Anarchy on the Internet: obstacles and opportunities for alternative electronic publishing. Anarchist studies. 4, 115-132

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Keywords

alternative publishing; electronic publishing; Internet; mainstream publishing;

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