By Adam Haupt
Utilizing the paintings of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a place to begin, this groundbreaking inquiry poses the query What percentages for business enterprise exist within the age of company globalization? matters surrounding copyright through peer-to-peer (P2P) structures akin to Napster, unfastened speech struggles, debates approximately entry to details, and open-content licenses are tested. The wide ranging effect of worldwide company monopolist traits on elements of media tradition and formative years tradition are mentioned, and choices to proprietary versions for the creation of data and tradition, akin to open-source software program and artistic Commons licenses, are thought of. even if interpreting empire stealing via commoditization of countercultures, or the stealing empire actions of file-sharers and hip-hop activists, the dynamic rigidity between industry, group, and individual are provided for legislation, media, and cultural stories students.
Read or Download Stealing Empire: P2P, Intellectual Property and Hip-Hop Subversion PDF
Best communication & media studies books
Traditionally underpinned, this research focuses in particular at the interval from the Eighties onward and searching ahead into the recent century. The authors start their research with the phenomenon of the British Royal relations and their courting with modern Britain in the course of the media. This then extends right into a comparative research of monarchy throughout Eurpoe, in its relation to political tradition, together with the republican culture.
Possibly the main surprising booklet written this century approximately treason dedicated by way of the top leaders in the US govt. This tense and thought-provoking divulge is written by way of Brigadier normal Russell S Bowen who has courageously come ahead with the reality approximately his organization with the OSS (Office of protection companies) and his 'drug working' actions on behalf of the 'secret' executive which contains the top US 'leaders' and which few americans comprehend something approximately.
"Enterprising ladies" is a research of the world-wide neighborhood of fanatics of "Star Trek" and different style tv sequence who create and distribute fiction and paintings in keeping with their favorite sequence. This group comprises humans from all walks of lifestyles - housewives, librarians, secretaries and professors of medieval literature.
Extra info for Stealing Empire: P2P, Intellectual Property and Hip-Hop Subversion
The exploited subject of Empire is remarkably diﬀerent from the exploited proletariat described by Marx at the turn of the previous century. Marx’s proletariat was, typically, an unskilled worker on a factory production line, completing mind-numbingly repetitive tasks as a part of a larger assembly. Hardt and Negri’s exploited subject, on the other hand, is a skilled worker who is able to use her intellectual and creative resources in her challenge to the operation of Empire. In Time for Revolution, Antonio Negri argues that the ‘conditions for Marx’s notion of exploitation are over, because industrial production is no longer fundamental and has become only a simple consequence of the productive activity of the political base’ (Negri 2003: 233).
Mamdani states that journalists from a number of newspapers went to Nassariyah after the conclusion of the us invasion of Iraq in order to confirm the reports that they had received about Lynch. They ascertained that the soldier had ‘a fractured arm and leg and a dislocated ankle’ and that these wounds ‘were not caused by bullets but by an accident in the truck in which she traveled’ (Mamdani 2004: 197). According to Mamdani, ‘American doctors who later examined her confirmed this fact’ (2004: 197).
However, as Baudrillard argues, this system is only functional when subjects believe that a clear boundary exists between the ‘real’ and the ‘imaginary’, whereas these categories have in fact become indistinguishable. Dominant media representations of both the real (news coverage of scandals or events in the Middle East) and the imaginary (fictional Hollywood representations) therefore serve to validate and legitimate the operation of Empire. These very means can be employed to issue challenges to Empire from within.
Stealing Empire: P2P, Intellectual Property and Hip-Hop Subversion by Adam Haupt