Adrian Johns, Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates
English | 2010-01-15 | ISBN: 0226401189 | 640 pages | PDF | 4.64 mb
Since the rise of Napster and other file-sharing services in its wake, most of us have assumed that intellectual piracy
is a product of the digital age and that it threatens creative expression as never before. The Motion Picture Association of America, for instance, claimed that in 2005 the film industry lost $2.3 billion in revenue to piracy
online. But here Adrian Johns shows that piracy
has a much longer and more vital history than we have realized-one that has been largely forgotten and is little understood.