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Thé outlaw copy (Part 6)

A progression in the intrusion

Three periods can be distinguished in the world of the web since its irruption in the daily life of the central countries.

Web 1.0 covers the period 1994-2001. Web 1.0 companies are doing data aggregation work that makes them available to information-seeking users. Google emerges as standard in front of Alta Vista, Lycos, Netscape, AOL, Yahoo! In the field of consumerism, eBay and Amazon are emerging as e-commerce leaders. Prospects for profit seem huge, the bursting of the financial bubble of March 13, 2000 discards the most fragile structures, to leave the field free to the great powers of the virtual world.

Web 2.0 relies on social connections. It is based on intrusion and it develops using different niches. MySpace builds a network that relies on the exploitation of works in the field of music. Facebook is growing from the student network, LinkedIn operates the network executives, Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon rely on the production of content by users …

An intangible investment (Part 5)

Capitalism is born of a primitive accumulation. This means that the means of production are concentrated in a few hands while the artisans who previously provided this production are dispossessed. It is the concentration of these production tools in structures that allow a division of labor that explains the effectiveness of this organization. The division of labor allows for a reduction of costs and thus the artisanal production is marginalized. In this context the worker is different from the slave since he is not the property of the capitalist, but he is confronted with a situation in which he has no other recourse than that of selling his labor power. He then becomes a free worker according to Marxist terminology.

Circulating capital

At the time of the industrial revolution, the transmission of value passes through three vectors. The raw materials transmit all their value to the finished product. The value that these materials conceal remains unchanged, it is contained in the finished product, they simply appear in another form. When the development of colonialism is still in its infancy Marx does not question the effects of the circulation of these materials from the center to the periphery.