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Darknet

Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation

Book - 2005
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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.

Book News
They hated the VCR. Ditto on the DVD, the iPOD and TiVo. It seems, according to grass-roots media expert Lasica, anything that allows independence of choice of thought, any technology that will reduce the market for what Hollywood has to offer generally gets into the hands of the consumer only because someone else figures he or she can make enough money on sales to ignore what entertainment execs have to say about said technology. He explains how the personal media market actually works, which cool toys Hollywood wants to ban or replace with their own products, and the dangers of allowing corporate control of media of any sort, even that considered pure entertainment. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2005
ISBN: 0471683345
Branch Call Number: 302.231 LAS
Characteristics: xi, 308 p. ; 25 cm

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