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Writers, musicians, filmmakers, gamers, lawyers and academics talk about why copyright matters to them a€“ or doesna€™t. We expect to be able to log on and read, watch or listen to anything, anywhere, anytime. Then copy it, share it, quote it, sample it, remix it. Does this leave writers, designers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, artists, and software and game developers with any rights at all? Have we forgotten how to pay for content? Are big corporations and copyright lawyers the only ones making money? Or are we looking in the wrong direction as illegal downloading becomes the biggest industry of all and copyright violation a way of life? In this provocative book John Birmingham, Linda Jaivin, Marc Fennell, Clem Bastow, Lindy Morrison, Imogen Banks, Dan Hunter, Angela Bowne and others fire up the copyright debate like never before.... of an illegal downloader, but Albert does have a point: there are many people willing to pay for content who find themselves frustrated by ... like Netflix, Hulu and Apple TV a€“ simply isna#39;t viable in a country with as small a population, relatively speaking, as Australia. So, the prices remain higher, and the moral disconnect festers: I cana#39;t afford (or dona#39;t want to pay for) the thing I want, so I will take it for free.

Author:Phillipa McGuinness
Publisher:NewSouth - 2015-05-01


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