Digital Music Wars: Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox

Digital Music Wars: Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox

by Patrick Burkart, Tom McCourt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742536688

ISBN-13: 9780742536685

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

With the rising popularity of online music, the nature of the music industry is rapidly changing. Rather than buying albums, tapes, or CDs, music shoppers can purchase one song at a time. It's akin to putting a coin into a diner jukebox - except the jukebox is out in cyberspace. But has increasing copyright protection gone too far in keeping the music from the masses?…  See more details below

Overview

With the rising popularity of online music, the nature of the music industry is rapidly changing. Rather than buying albums, tapes, or CDs, music shoppers can purchase one song at a time. It's akin to putting a coin into a diner jukebox - except the jukebox is out in cyberspace. But has increasing copyright protection gone too far in keeping the music from the masses? The authors show how the online music industry will establish the model for digital distribution, cultural access, and consumer privacy. Digital Music Wars explores the far-reaching implications of downloading music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742536685
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1The "celestial jukebox"1
2The music industry in transition17
3The jukebox contested43
4The jukebox implemented87
5Digital capitalism, culture, and the public interest127

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