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Music and Cyberliberties
     

Music and Cyberliberties

by Patrick Burkart
 

ISBN-10: 0819569186

ISBN-13: 9780819569189

Pub. Date: 03/30/2010

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Musicians and music fans are at the forefront of cyberliberties activism, a movement that has tried to correct the imbalances that imperil the communal and ritualistic sharing and distribution of music. In Music and Cyberliberties, Patrick Burkart tracks the migration of music advocacy and anti-major label activism since the court defeat of Napster and the

Overview

Musicians and music fans are at the forefront of cyberliberties activism, a movement that has tried to correct the imbalances that imperil the communal and ritualistic sharing and distribution of music. In Music and Cyberliberties, Patrick Burkart tracks the migration of music advocacy and anti-major label activism since the court defeat of Napster and the ascendancy of the so-called Celestial Jukebox model of music e-commerce, which sells licensed access to music.

Music and Cyberliberties identifies the groups—alternative and radical media activists, culture jammers, hackers, netlabels, and critical legal scholars—who are pushing back against the “copyright grab” by major labels for the rights and privileges that were once enjoyed by artists and fans. Burkart reflects on the emergence of peer-to-peer networking as a cause célèbre that helped spark the movement, and also lays out the next stages of development for the Celestial Jukebox that would quash it. By placing the musical activist groups into the larger context of technology and new social movement theory, Music and Cyberliberties offers an exciting new way of understanding the technological and social changes we confront daily.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819569189
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Series:
Music Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Saving a Place for Music
Creating the Music Lifeworld Online
Culture Clashes on the Internet
Projects and Prospects
Ethics and Aesthetics
Conclusion
Appendix: The Future of Music Coalition Manifesto
Notes
References
Index

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