This week I would like to draw on the patterns of legacy media control and the way we are limited on the internet nowadays with surveillance and the idea of a “walled garden“. An interesting connection and almost cycle, is in comparison to medieval land ownership and the idea of obeying an authoritative figure, in comparison with brands like Apple and their attempts to stem the flow of information content.
“The Stack” is then reached when vertically integrated walled gardens form together to create a property organising system. This establishes limit-able viewing factors on how we use and distribute content. The idea that the internet is a free open system is challenged with the idea that ‘sharing is stealing’. The following Prezi allows users to see the effects of this idea, and goes into copyright, mass amateurization and the idea that the former consumers of content are now considered the biggest prodUSER.