Darknet: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation

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Wiley, May 2, 2005 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
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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.

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User Review  - jonas.lowgren - LibraryThing

The digital media convergence and the rapid dissemination of media production capabilities is a challenge to many existing structures in the media industries. Lasica looks specifically at how ... Read full review

DARKNET: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Sprawling account of the battle between corporations and creative individuals over what constitutes the proper use of digital media.Blog journalist Lasica (newmediamusings.com) could have pulled this ... Read full review


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J.D. LASICA has written articles for Legal Affairs, the Washington Post, Salon, and The Industry Standard, and he blogs at NewMediaMusings.com. He's also the founder of ourmedia.org, the global home for grassroots media.


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