Media democracy has a new tool – the Wi-Fi Liberator, from artist Jonah Brucker-Cohen, an open source toolkit for liberating pay-per-use wireless networks. Configured for portable Macs with built-in wireless, the software “opens” private networks for sharing. Wifi-Liberator is a critical contribution to the private versus public debate over the internet. Wireless providers want to use public space for private gain. Users want the Internet acknowledged as a public utility. The project targets pay-per-use wireless networks like those found in airports, hotels, coffee shops, and other public waiting points.