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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Oct
27

Appellate Court Ruling For Google Books: Fair Use, or Anti-Democratic Preemption?

After 11 years of battle between Google — now a unit of the just-named Alphabet conglomerate — and the Authors Guild,[1] a professional organization of published writers, the second US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Google’s book project is protected under…

Oct
19

China SWIFTly away from global banking system

China has launched its China International Payment System (CIPS), which is intended eventually to provide cross-border transactions denominated in its own currency, the Yuan or Renmimbi.[1] Why couldn’t China, and international Renmimbi users, simply rely on the already existing and well-established telecommunication system…

Oct
13

Digital Capitalism: Stagnation and Contention?

An earlier version of this article was presented to the Technology and Democracy project at CRASSH, Cambridge University, 29 September 2015.  A version without full footnotes was published at openDemocracy. The International Monetary Fund warned last week that, nearly eight years after the…