Information Doesn't Want to Be Free

Laws for the Internet Age

162 pages

English language

Published Nov. 8, 2014 by McSweeney's.

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Information Doesn't Want to Be Free 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 -- about how the old models have failed or found new footing, and about what might soon replace them. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free offers a guide to the ways creativity and the Internet interact today, and to what might be coming next.

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"The entertainment industry has a long history of characterizing its profit-maximization strategies as do-or-die existential crises. If we can't control the printing press/the record player/the radio/cable/VCRs/the Internet, they say, we will die. The reality is more like "If we can't control these things, we'll have to invent some new ways of making money, and make less from the old ways." It's happened many times before. "

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