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Slaves of the Cyberworld [electronic resource]

Java (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
It goes by many names-digital outsourcing, micropayment, or an assortment of other harmless monikers. But when the hungry and desperate supply round-the-clock online labor for pennies or nothing, the term "slavery" starts to gain validity. This program examines the issue on a global level as it reveals the human cost of exploitative Internet businesses. Viewers meet struggling Serbian camera slingers who supply image after image to avaricious stock photography sites; a French waitress trying to make ends meet as an online translator, despite earning only a fraction of the minimum wage; and Chinese teenagers who, after working brutally long shifts testing video games, wait for paychecks that may never come.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
54 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Apr. 01, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Internet Photographs (2:26)
  • Skilled Photographers in Serbia (2:08)
  • Amateur Salary for Professional Work (3:08)
  • Photography Work in Serbia (1:47)
  • Unfair Competition from Globalization (1:14)
  • Uncertainties of New System (1:26)
  • Protection for Models (1:29)
  • Copyright Protection (1:49)
  • Increasing Profits; Reducing Labor (2:19)
  • Seattle: Amazon Headquarters (1:14)
  • Opposition to Internet Labor (1:10)
  • A New Form of Slavery (1:53)
  • No Pay for Completed Work (1:05)
  • Last Resort for Income (1:37)
  • Virtual Money System (2:24)
  • Profitable Internet Game Industry (1:14)
  • Virtual Weapons Factory (1:54)
  • China: Internet Game Business (1:48)
  • Work Conditions in the Cyberworld (3:01)
  • Illegal Hiring Practices in Cyberworld (1:44)
  • Cyber Jobs: A Last Resort (2:06)
  • Day Shift in the Cyberworld (1:16)
  • Life with a Cyber Job (2:27)
  • China's New Middle Class (1:40)
  • IGE Headquarters, Shanghai (2:08)
  • Truth Internet Game Labor (2:01)
  • Modern Internet Job Market (3:19)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2007.
Publisher no.
41402 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (54 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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