Announcing The Techdirt Book Club, Starting With Consent Of The Networked By Rebecca MacKinnon
from the join-us dept
To kick it off, for the month of March, we're thrilled that Rebecca MacKinnon has agreed to take part in a discussion around her recently released book, Consent of the Networked, which discusses "the worldwide struggle for internet freedom." Considering recent events around the globe -- from the Arab Spring to the SOPA/PIPA fight to ACTA, Anonymous and Wikipedia -- that have touched on this topic, it certainly seemed timely. The book is fascinating, and there's plenty of "red meat" topics for discussion -- much of which people around here are likely to agree with... and some they might not. Thus, I'm sure it'll be an interesting and lively discussion.
If you'd like to take part... go read the book. Later on in the month, we'll get the discussion kicked off, but we didn't want to do that until people have actually had a chance to read the book. Then Rebecca will join in the discussion as well, and hopefully we'll all learn something and solve the world's problems (or something like that).
This is very much an experiment at this point, so we're learning as we go, but the plan is to do this with a new book every month, and hopefully have some great discussions with lots of interesting authors.