Digital Music Wars: Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox / Edition 1

Digital Music Wars: Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox / Edition 1

by Patrick Burkart, Tom McCourt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742536696

ISBN-13: 9780742536692

Pub. Date: 02/16/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

With the rising popularity of online music, the nature of the music industry and the role of the Internet are rapidly changing. Rather than buying records, tapes, or CDs—in other words, full-length collections of music—music shoppers can, as they have in earlier decades, purchase just one song at a time. It's akin to putting a coin into a diner

Overview

With the rising popularity of online music, the nature of the music industry and the role of the Internet are rapidly changing. Rather than buying records, tapes, or CDs—in other words, full-length collections of music—music shoppers can, as they have in earlier decades, purchase just one song at a time. It's akin to putting a coin into a diner jukebox—except the jukebox is in the sky, or, more accurately, out in cyberspace. But has increasing copyright protection gone too far in keeping the music from the masses? Digital Music Wars explores these transformations and the far-reaching implications of downloading music in an in-depth and insightful way. Focusing on recent legal, corporate, and technological developments, the authors show how the online music industry will establish the model for digital distribution, cultural access, and consumer privacy. Music lovers and savvy online shoppers will want to read this book, as will students and researchers interested in new media and the future of online culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742536692
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/16/2006
Series:
Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1 The "Celestial Jukebox" Chapter 2 2 The Music Industry in Transition Chapter 3 3 The Jukebox Contested Chapter 4 4 The Jukebox Implemented Chapter 5 5 Digital Capitalism, Culture, and the Public Interest

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