Analysis of Chapter 14 of the Communication and the Transformation of Economics by Robert E. Babe

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In chapters five through nine of Change of State: Information, Policy, and Power by Sandra Braman, the information policy principles found in the United States Constitution are assessed and the influence that they have on the identity, structure, borders, and progression (of the state and on the individuals, communities, and organizations that make it up) are discussed. Braman presents current law, trends and penalties of several information policy issues for each category it affects. In this part of the book Braman defines how information policy affects identity and the structure of society. Furthermore an in depth analysis of how new borders is defined and then furthers the creation of new laws is presented. This book is attempting to prove that the power of the informational state is threatened by the increase of technology. Chapters five and six explain the separation of the informational, social and technological systems of the state. Modern society is changing due to the increasingly dependent social and information systems. These chapters examine the legal issues that arise in the informational state, spanning from intellectual property rights to the ideas of the information commons. Braman believes that, “both communal and individual identity are constructed via flows of communication, introduction of any new information or communication technology influences the ways in which we relate to each other and form into groups” (p. 165). There are four types of

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