Online File Sharing: Innovations in Media Consumption

1st Edition

Jonas Andersson Schwarz

Routledge
Published February 12, 2018
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9781138548596 - CAT# K375879
Series: Comedia

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Summary

It is apparent that file sharing on the Internet has become an emerging norm of media consumption—especially among young people. This book provides a critical perspective on this phenomenon, exploring issues related to file sharing, downloading, peer-to-peer networks, "piracy," and (not least) policy issues regarding these practices. Andersson Schwartz critically engages with the justificatory discourses of the actual file-sharers, taking Sweden as a geographic focus. By focusing on the example of Sweden—home to both The Pirate Bay and Spotify—he provides a unique insight into a mentality that drives both innovation and deviance and accommodates sharing in both its unadulterated and its compliant, business-friendly forms.

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