Sharing

Sharing

Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age

Book - 2012
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"In the past fifteen years, file sharing of digital cultural works between individuals has been at the center of a number of debates on the future of culture itself. To some, sharing constitutes piracy, to be fought against and eradicated. Others see it as unavoidable, and table proposals to compensate for its harmful effects. Meanwhile, little progress has been made towards addressing the real challenges facing culture in a digital world. Sharing starts from a radically different viewpoint, namely that the non-market sharing of digital works is both legitimate and useful. It supports this premise with empirical research, demonstrating that non-market sharing leads to more diversity in the attention given to various works. Taking stock of what we have learnt about the cultural economy in recent years, Sharing sets out the conditions necessary for valuable cultural functions to remain sustainable in this context."
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2012
ISBN: 9789089643858
9089643850
Branch Call Number: 303.4833 A289
Characteristics: 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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