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Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture
     

Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture

by Tarleton Gillespie
 

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How the shift toward "technical copy protection" in the battle over digital copyright depends on changing political and commercial alignments that are profoundly shaping the future of cultural expression in a digital age.

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How the shift toward "technical copy protection" in the battle over digital copyright depends on changing political and commercial alignments that are profoundly shaping the future of cultural expression in a digital age.

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Law and Politics Book Review
A sophisticated accounting of several key developments and the ways in which these developments have impacted our ability to use digital cultural products. Law and Politics Book Review

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"A sophisticated accounting of several key developments and the ways in which these developments have impacted our ability to use digital cultural products." Debra Halbert Law and Politics Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262250832
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/29/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
528 KB

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Kirsten Foot
Gillespie has boldly attempted a broad and deep analysis of copyright that integrates cultural, historical, legal, social, political, and technological perspectives — and he succeeds. This is an unusual, excellent, vitally important, and urgently needed book.

Pamela Samuelson
Wired Shut is an important book, essential for those who care about the future of digital technologies and information flows. The societal implications of digital rights management technologies have never been explored this deeply or comprehensively. DRM technologies are neither technological nor economic imperatives, and Gillespie shows that their social costs are avoidable. Bravo!

From the Publisher
" Wired Shut is an important book, essential for those who care about the future of digital technologies and information flows. The societal implications of digital rights management technologies have never been explored this deeply or comprehensively. DRM technologies are neither technological nor economic imperatives, and Gillespie shows that their social costs are avoidable. Bravo!" Pamela Samuelson , Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law & Information, University of California, Berkeley

Meet the Author

Tarleton Gillespie is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University, with affiliations in the Department of Science and Technology Studies and the Information Science program. He is also a Fellow with the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.

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