Sharing: Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age
by Philippe Aigrain
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press 2012
Number of pages: 244
An in-depth exploration of digital culture and its dissemination, Sharing offers a counterpoint to the dominant view that file sharing is piracy. Instead, Philippe Aigrain looks at the benefits of file sharing, which allows unknown writers and artists to be appreciated more easily.
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