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An indispensable primer for those who want to protect their digital rights from the dark forces of big media.
-Kara Swisher, author of aol.com
The first general interest book by a blogger edited collaboratively by his readers, Darknet reveals how Hollywood's fear of digital piracy is leading to escalating clashes between copyright holders and their customers, who love their TiVo digital video recorders, iPod music players, digital televisions, computers, and other cutting-edge devices. Drawing on unprecedented access to entertainment insiders, technology innovators, and digital provocateurs-including some who play on both sides of the war between digital pirates and entertainment conglomerates-the book shows how entertainment companies are threatening the fundamental freedoms of the digital age.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.44(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.08(d)|
Table of ContentsForeword by Howard Rheingold.
1. The Personal Media Revolution.
2. Now Playing: Hollywood vs. the Digital Freedom Fighters.
3. Inside the Movie Underground.
4. When Personal and Mass Media Collide.
5. Code Warriors.
6. Cool Toys Hollywood Wants to Ban.
7. A Nation of Digital Felons.
8. Personal Broadcasting.
9. Edge TV.
10. The Sound of Digital Music.
11. Channeling Cole Porter.
12. Architects of Darknet.
13. Mod Squads: Can Gamers Show Us the Way?
14. Remixing the Digital Future.
What People are Saying About This
"Over the next several years, there will be no more important issue for the future of the Internet and, indeed, all media than the battle that will be fought between corporate giants and consumers over who will control the information future. J. D. Lasica's new book, Darknet, is an indispensable primer and guide to the copyright wars for those who want to protect their digital rights from the dark forces of big media that seek to take them away. So, rip, mix and burn and, most of all, read his book, if you want information to be as free as it should be."
--Kara Swisher, author of There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future
"Darknet is both fascinating and important. J.D. Lasica provides a detailed inside view of a culture many Americans are barely aware of, and vividly describes struggles that are already shaping the long term balance of economic, creative, and ideological power around the world."
--James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly
"J.D. Lasica skillfully tells the story of the critical battle between free speech and copyright in the age of the Internet. If an intellectual property lockdown ever comes about, Darknet will remind us of the creative bounty we're missing."
--Steven Levy, author or Hackersand Crypto
"JD Lasica is the most talented technology writer working today. Nobody is better at explaining how things work and why things matter. Darknet is a great contribution to our understanding of the terrifying and wonderful opportunities that digitization, networking, and techno-cultural democracy offer us."
-- Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System
"The people who most need to read JD Lasica's thoughtful and provocative new book are, unfortunately, the least likely to do so. They are the members of Congress, entertainment executives and intellectual property zealots who want to control digital information rather than allow marvelous new technologies to democratize it. The rest of us -- voters and average people -- should read it for them, and then demand that our rights and needs get at least equal weight in this vital debate."
--Dan Gillmor, author of We the Media
"There are few who see the future clearly, and even fewer who can explain what they see. This brilliant, beautifully written book sees, and explains. We will never understand how different it will be till we live it. But this will get you close."
--Lawrence Lessig, author of Free Culture