Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

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In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory
Doctorow’s Information Doesn’t Want to Be
takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? This is a book about the pitfalls and the opportunities that creative industries (and individuals) are confronting today. An essential read for anyone with a stake in the future of the arts, Information Doesn’t
Want to Be Free
offers a vivid guide to the ways creativity and the
Internet interact today, and to what might be coming next.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483079622
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 12/09/2015
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Wil Wheaton is an actor, voice artist, author,
and award-winning audiobook narrator. Among his movie credits are Stand by Me and Toy Soldiers. His many television credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory, and Generator Rex. As a narrator of more than a dozen audiobooks, he has twice won the prestigious Audie Award, twice been a finalist for the Audie, and earned an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine.

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KaneH More than 1 year ago
We live in a world that changes faster than we can adapt to it. Trying to keep up with the revolution in arts and technology is like trying not to drown with heavy weights tied to you. In the past, there were restricted distribution channels for most types of artistic creator (musician, writer, filmmaker, etc). Now all bets are off, and there are myriad ways to connect with an audience for any kind of artistic endeavor. Yet the question arises of compensation for the artist, in an environment of instant mass distribution and overwhelming amounts of free content. How does an artistic content provider make any kind of living for producing good art? Doctorow explores this field, with authority and empathy. He shows us news ways of thinking, and how some of the old distributors (like record companies and publishing houses) are incredibly resistant to the new ways, not understanding they run the risk of becoming left behind in the dustbin of history. For the "survival of the fittest" really means "survival of the most adaptable." It is a necessary book, a must-read, for any person attempting to understand how things work for an artisan dealing in any capacity with a business environment. While commerce and art seem dissimilar, any artist who desires something more substantial than recognition alone must be cognizant of the concepts presented here. This book is a valuable addition to our understanding of the modern world.