Digital piracy. It's a global war -- and it's just begun. Pirates of the Digital Millennium chronicles that war. All of it: media conglomerates vs. teenagers, tech companies vs. content providers, artists battling artists, nations vs. nations, law enforcement vs. organized crime. John Gantz and Jack Rochester cover every side and all the implications. Economics. Law. Ethics. Culture. The players. And above all, the realities -- including the exclusive new findings of a 57-country digital piracy research project. The media universe is shaking to its very foundations. This book helps you make sense of what's happening -- and what's next.
Table of contents
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1. Are You a Digital Pirate?
- Intellectual Property and the Concept of Copy Rights
- Copying and Virtue: A Short History
- I Sing the Copy Electric
- Recording, from A to V
- Is It Live Or Is It Memorex?
- Copying and Convenience
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Even Better Than the Real Thing?
- Meanwhile, Back on the PC
- The Digital Black Market
- Are You a Digital Pirate?
2. Is it Copyright or the Right to Copy?
- The First Known Copy Pirate
- The First Copyright
- The Scottish Pirates
- Copyright as Politics and Business
- 100 Years of American Piracy
- The Quintessential American Pirate
- The Idea of Copyrighting Ideas
- A Borrower Be: Understanding Fair Use
- The Expanding Universe
- Where are We Today?
- 3. Us Against Them?
- 4. Inside the Corporate Intellect: A Day at Microsoft
- 5. Inside the Sausage: The Making of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- 6. Global Fallout
- 7. Dude, Where's My MP3?
- 8. Eliot Ness or Keystone Kops?
- 9. Angel on My Shoulder: What's in It for Me?
10. Through the Fog: The Future of Intellectual Property
- Lesson One: We're Locked in a War No One Can Win
- Lesson Two: Copyright Laws Won't Go Away, Ever
- Lesson Three: Piracy Has Changed the Relationship Between Media Buyers and Sellers
- Lesson Four: It's About Capitalism, Stupid
- Lesson Five: Laws and Case Law Will See-Saw
- Lesson Six: Globalization Creates the Common Denominator
- Lesson Seven: Decriminalizing the Kids Should Be a Top Priority
- Lesson Eight: Give a Little to Get a Little
- Lesson Nine: Ethics are Important
- The Next Few Steps
- Possibilities from the Fringe
- What Should Happen?
- Title: Pirates of the Digital Millennium: How the Intellectual Property Wars Damage Our Personal Freedoms, Our Jobs, and the World Economy
- Release date: September 2004
- Publisher(s): Pearson
- ISBN: 9780131463158
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