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How the Music Industry’s War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties

The Piracy Crusade

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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 This site hosts the peer-to-peer review of the original manuscript for The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry’s War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties by Aram Sinnreich.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The book was released in December, 2013, by University of Massachusetts Press, which allowed me to post the original draft here for pre-publication and open-review. The draft manuscript with comments will continue to live online here, even now that the book has been published. This entire text is available to access freely under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The book is currently available to purchase on Amazon. A free PDF edition will be made available online in Spring, 2014.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Below is the full table of contents, with links to the chapter drafts:

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  • Introduction: Piracy Crusades Old and New
  • PART I: Lock and Key: Music as a Scarce Resource
  • Chapter 1: Stacking the Deck: The Monopolization of Music
  • Chapter 2: Riding the Tiger: Why the Music Industry Loves (and Hates) Technology
  • Chapter 3: “We’ve been talking about this for years”: The Music Industry’s Five Stages of Grief
  • PART II: Who Really Killed the Music Industry?
  • Chapter 4: Dissecting the Boogeyman: How Bad is P2P, Anyway?
  • Chapter 5: Bubbles and Storms: The Story Behind the Numbers
  • Chapter 6: Is the Music Industry its Own Worst Enemy?
  • PART III: Collateral Damage: The Hidden Costs of the Piracy Crusade
  • Chapter 7: “This Sounds Way too Good”: No Good Idea Goes Unpunished
  • Chapter 8: Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Antipiracy and Civil Liberties
  • Chapter 9: Is Democracy Piracy?

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