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When you hit a “buy” button on Amazon, iTunes, or another digital content retail service, do you actually own what you’ve paid money for? If you look at most retailers’ terms of service, the answer is no: you are licensing it on some terms that the retailer sets, which usually don’t amount to ownership. In […]
Jaron Lanier’s second book makes a radical proposal for altering the economics of data and content online.
An indie rock fan explores why his musical heroes can’t make a living.
William Patry’s new book has some new ideas on how to fix copyright but little on how to implement them.
Technology is a business, just like the media industry. In Free Ride, Robert Levine explains how this fact goes under-reported and explains why the copyright wars are the way they are.
…but economists seem to have keener insight into the future of content in the digital age than often credited. Like Eduardo Porter of the New York Times, for example.
Columbia law professor Tim Wu explains how the power behind information technologies flows toward corporate monopolists.
T-shirts will not save musicians.
Adrian Johns’s Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates traces the historical development of intellectual property.
Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars is about as balanced as the federal deficit.