It is apparent that file sharing on the Internet has become an emerging norm of media consumptionaespecially among young people. This book provides a critical perspective on this phenomenon, exploring issues related to file sharing, downloading, peer-to-peer networks, qpiracy, q and (not least) policy issues regarding these practices. Andersson Schwartz critically engages with the justificatory discourses of the actual file-sharers, taking Sweden as a geographic focus. By focusing on the example of Swedenahome to both The Pirate Bay and Spotifyahe provides a unique insight into a mentality that drives both innovation and deviance and accommodates sharing in both its unadulterated and its compliant, business-friendly forms.... media of television, radio, telephone, and mail converge, standardized by transmission frequencies and bit format. (Kittler 1999: 1) The current situation of computer end users sharing copyrighted material with impunityaen masse, anonymously, ... blurring of roles between users, distributors, and producers, as well as anarrowcastinga (see Hirsch 1998; Jenkins 2006). ... of a world-changing event, which came to inhibit civic communicative exchange in much more sinister ways: 9/11.
|Title||:||Online File Sharing|
|Author||:||Jonas Andersson Schwarz|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-09-05|