terça-feira, maio 30, 2006

Henry Jenkins and danah boyd on MySpace and scary stupid legislation

Henry Jenkins and danah boyd on MySpace and scary stupid legislation: "Congress doesn't seem to get in a tizzy about the destruction of the Internet as an engine of innovation, but the latest moral panic about what those crazy young people are doing online has led to some potentially disastrous legislation, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) , which would require schools and libraries that receive federal aid “to protect minors from commercial social networking websites and chat rooms.” Henry Jenkins, co-director of the Comparative Media Stdies Program at MIT and author of the forthcoming (extremely important) book, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, together with danah boyd, PhD student at the School of Information, University of California-Berkeley, were interviewed recently by Sarah Wright of the MIT News Office, which is providing a full transcript of the interview online 'because we believe that it provides valuable information for parents, legislators and press who are concerned about the dangers of MySpace.' Jenkins and boyd invite parents to write them at myspaceissues@mit.edu"

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