The Piracy Crusade
by Aram Sinnreich
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press 2013
Number of pages: 260
In The Piracy Crusade, Aram Sinnreich critiques the notion of 'piracy' as a myth perpetuated by today's cultural cartels -- the handful of companies that dominate the film, software, and especially music industries. More troubling, Sinnreich argues, are the broader implications of copyright laws and global treaties that sacrifice free speech and privacy in the name of combating the phantom of piracy.
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