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Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 18 October 2014 (USA)
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The Internet is under attack. This award-winning documentary explores the threat Internet censorship imposes on free speech, innovation, and democracy.

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Ali Akbarzadeh

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Christopher Dollar, Ali Akbarzadeh (co-writer)
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Lawrence Lessig Lawrence Lessig ... Self
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The Internet is under attack. This award-winning documentary explores the threat Internet censorship imposes on free speech, innovation, and democracy.

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The section of the documentary that shows a clip of an interview between a female interviewer and George Orwell was actually from a BBC 4 dramatization of an actual interview. The TV movie was called, George Orwell: A Life in Pictures (2003), and was filmed 53 years after Orwell's death in 1950.

Orwell is played by actor Chris Langham, and the interviewer by Rebecca Front. See more »

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Net Neutrality and Beyond
3 January 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The Internet is under attack. This award-winning documentary explores the threat Internet censorship imposes on free speech, innovation, and democracy.

While not an expert on the Internet, I feel I have a pretty god handle on technology. This film still taught me a few things about certain laws and regulations that affect how the online world works, and how much influence the MPAA has. (And I apparently forgot that Chris Dodd was involved.) The reason I can't give the movie a full endorsement is that it is so obviously one-sided. I tend to think it is on the right side, but even so, a great documentary should be a little bit more fair. There is no attempt at an argument about the violation of ownership rights.

Although the focus is "censorship", we also dip into the idea of information monopoly (the Western Union and AT&T examples), and even the private funding of public campaigns, which seems like an entirely different issue. But for Lawrence Lessig, it is very much inter-related.


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