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Title A reader on international media piracy : pirate essays / edited by Tilman Baumgärtel.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Series Media matters
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Media Piracy. An Introduction -- Case Studies -- 2. Evasionary Publics. Materiality and Piracy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Reinberg, Yonatan -- 3. Piracy on the Ground. How Informal Media Distribution and Access Influences the Film Experience in Contemporary Hanoi, Vietnam / Tran, Tony -- 4. Honorability and the Pirate Ethic / Schwarz, Jonas Andersson -- 5. Modchips. How Hardware Hacking Constitutes Grey Markets, User Participation, and Innovation / Schaefer, Mirko Tobias -- Toward a Theroy of Media Piracy -- 6. On the Political Economy of Copy Protection / Meretz, Stefan -- 7. Paradoxes of Property. Piracy and Sharing in Information Capitalism / Marshall, Jonathan Paul / da Rimini, Francesca -- 8. Reproducibility, Copy, Simulation. Key Concepts of Media Theory and Their Limits / Schröter, Jens -- The Aesthetics of Piracy -- 9. Degraded Images, Distorted Sounds. Nigerian Video and the Infrastructure of Piracy / Larkin, Brian -- 10. Slashings and Subtitles. Romanian Media Piracy, Censorship, and Translation / Dwyer, Tessa / Uricaru, Ioana -- Conclusion -- 11. The Triumph of the Pirates. Books, Letters, Movies, and Vegan Candy -- Not a Conclusion / Baumgärtel, Tilman -- Contributors -- Index.
Summary Piracy. It is among the most prevalent and vexing issues of the digital age. In just the last decade, it has altered the music industry beyond recognition, changed the way people watch television, and dented the business models of the film and software industries. From MP3 files to recipes from French celebrity chefs to the jokes of American standup comedians, piracy is ubiquitous. And now piracy can even be an arbiter of taste, such as in the decision by Netflix Netherlands to license heavily pirated shows. In this unflinching analysis of piracy on the internet and in the markets of the Global South, Tilman Baumgärtel brings together a collection of essays examining the economic, political, and cultural consequences of piracy. The contributors explore a wide array of topics, which include materiality and piracy in Rio de Janeiro; informal media distribution and the film experience in Hanoi, Vietnam; the infrastructure of piracy in Nigeria; the political economy of copy protection; and much more. Offering a theoretical background for future studies of piracy, A Reader in International Media Piracy is an important collection on the burning issue of the internet age.
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Subject Piracy (Copyright) -- Developing countries.
Mass media -- Economic aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Baumgärtel, Tilman, 1966- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Reader on international media piracy 9789089648686 (OCoLC)891612306
ISBN 9789048527274 (electronic bk.)
9048527279 (electronic bk.)