A Reader on International Media Piracy
Title
A Reader on International Media Piracy
Subtitle
Pirate Essays
Price
€ 99,00
ISBN
9789089648686
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
254
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
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1. Media Piracy. An Introduction Tilman Baumgärtel Case Studies 2. Evasionary Publics: Materiality and Piracy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Yonatan Reinberg 3. Piracy on the ground: how informal media distribution and access influences the film experience in contemporary Hanoi, Vietnam Tony Tran 4. Honourability and the pirate ethic Jonas Andersson Schwarz 5. Modchips. How hardware hacking constitutes grey markets, user participation and innovation Mirko Tobias Schaefer Towards a Theory of Media Piracy 6. On the Political Economy of Copy Protection Stefan Meretz 7. Paradoxes of Property: Piracy and Sharing in Information Capitalism Jonathan Marshall and Francesca da Rimini 8. Reproducibility, Copy, Simulation. Central Concepts of Media Theory and Their Limits Jens Schröter The Aesthetics of Piracy 9. Degraded Images, Distorted Sounds: Nigerian Video and the Infrastructure of Piracy Brian Larkin 10. Slashings and Subtitles: Romanian Media Piracy, Censorship, and Translation Tessa Dwyer and Ioana Uricaru Conclusion 11. The Triumph of the Pirates: Books, Letters, Movies, and Vegan Candy. Not a Conclusion Tilman Baumgärtel 12. Acknowledgements 13. The Contributors
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- A Reader in International Media Piracy is a useful addition for those who study copyright issues in depth, and who want to add to their detailed analysis. -- Dom Caristi, International Journal of Communication

Tilman Baumgärtel (ed.)

A Reader on International Media Piracy

Pirate Essays

Piracy is among the most prevalent and vexing issues of the digital age. In just the past decade, it has altered the music industry beyond recognition, changed the way people watch television, and made a dent in the buisness of the film and software industries. From MP3 files to recipes from French celebrity chefs to the jokes of American stand-up comedians, piracy is ubiquitous. And now piracy can even be an arbiter of taste, as seen in the decision by Netflix Netherlands to license heavily pirated shows.
In this unflinching analysis of piracy on the Internet and in the markets of the Global South, Tilman Baumgärtel brings together a collection of essays examining the economic, political, and cultural consequences of piracy. The contributors explore a wide array of topics, which include materiality and piracy in Rio de Janeiro; informal media distribution and the film experience in Hanoi, Vietnam; the infrastructure of piracy in Nigeria; the political economy of copy protection; and much more. Offering a theoretical background for future studies of piracy, A Reader in International Media Piracy is an important collection on the burning issue of the Internet Age.
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Tilman Baumgärtel

Dr. Tilman Baumgärtel is a Berlin-based media critic, writer and teaches media theory at FH Mainz. He was internationally among the first scholars to study media piracy, when teaching at the University of the Philippines in Manila and later at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. His most recent book is "Southeast Asian Independent Cinema" (Hong Kong University Press 2012).