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The Resource How music got free : the end of an industry, the turn of the century, and the patient zero of piracy, Stephen Witt

How music got free : the end of an industry, the turn of the century, and the patient zero of piracy, Stephen Witt

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How music got free : the end of an industry, the turn of the century, and the patient zero of piracy
Title
How music got free
Title remainder
the end of an industry, the turn of the century, and the patient zero of piracy
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Stephen Witt
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Language
eng
Summary
Journalist Stephen Witt traces the secret history of digital music piracy, from the German audio engineers who invented the mp3, to a North Carolina compact-disc manufacturing plant where factory worker Dell Glover leaked nearly two thousand albums over the course of a decade, to the high-rises of midtown Manhattan where music executive Doug Morris cornered the global market on rap, and, finally, into the darkest recesses of the Internet. Through these interwoven narratives, Witt has written a thrilling book that depicts the moment in history when ordinary life became forever entwined with the world online when, suddenly, all the music ever recorded was available for free. In the page-turning tradition of writers like Michael Lewis and Lawrence Wright, Witt s deeply-reported first book introduces the unforgettable characters inventors, executives, factory workers, and smugglers who revolutionized an entire artform, and reveals for the first time the secret underworld of media pirates that transformed our digital lives. An irresistible never-before-told story of greed, cunning, genius, and deceit, "How Music Got Free" isn t just a story of the music industry it s a must-read history of the Internet itself."
Summary
A riveting story of obsession, music, crime, and money, featuring visionaries and criminals, moguls and tech-savvy teenagers. It's about the greatest pirate in history, the most powerful executive in the music business, a revolutionary invention and an illegal website four times the size of the iTunes Music Store. Journalist Stephen Witt traces the secret history of digital music piracy, from the German audio engineers who invented the mp3, to a North Carolina compact-disc manufacturing plant where factory worker Dell Glover leaked nearly two thousand albums over the course of a decade, to the high-rises of midtown Manhattan where music executive Doug Morris cornered the global market on rap, and, finally, into the darkest recesses of the Internet. Through these interwoven narratives, Witt has written a thrilling book that depicts the moment in history when ordinary life became forever entwined with the world online--when, suddenly, all the music ever recorded was available for free. Witt introduces the unforgettable characters--inventors, executives, factory workers, and smugglers--who revolutionized an entire artform, and reveals for the first time the secret underworld of media pirates that transformed our digital lives.--From publisher description
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10426982
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Witt, Stephen
Dewey number
381/.45780266
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Sound recording industry
  • Music and the Internet
  • Sound recordings
  • MP3 (Audio coding standard)
  • MP3 (Audio coding standard)
  • Music and the Internet
  • Sound recording industry
  • Sound recordings
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adult
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the end of an industry, the turn of the century, and the patient zero of piracy
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How music got free : the end of an industry, the turn of the century, and the patient zero of piracy, Stephen Witt
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn893894936
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1 volume.
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9780525426615
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(Hardcover)
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2015010568
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(OCoLC)893894936
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How music got free : the end of an industry, the turn of the century, and the patient zero of piracy, Stephen Witt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn893894936
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780525426615
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015010568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893894936

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