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Sharing music files: tactics of a challenge to the industry

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Abstract


  • The sharing of music files has been the focus of a massive struggle between representatives of major record companies and artists in the music industry, on one side, and peer–to–peer (p2p) file–sharing services and their users, on the other. This struggle can be analysed in terms of tactics used by the two sides, which can be classified into five categories: cover–up versus exposure, devaluation versus validation, interpretation versus alternative interpretation, official channels versus mobilisation, and intimidation versus resistance. It is valuable to understand these tactics because similar ones are likely to be used in ongoing struggles between users of p2p services and representatives of the content industries.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Martin, B., Moore, C. & Salter, C. 2010, ''Sharing music files: tactics of a challenge to the industry'', First Monday, vol. 15, no. 12,

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-78649988614

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2100&context=artspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1081

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • http://firstmonday.org/

Abstract


  • The sharing of music files has been the focus of a massive struggle between representatives of major record companies and artists in the music industry, on one side, and peer–to–peer (p2p) file–sharing services and their users, on the other. This struggle can be analysed in terms of tactics used by the two sides, which can be classified into five categories: cover–up versus exposure, devaluation versus validation, interpretation versus alternative interpretation, official channels versus mobilisation, and intimidation versus resistance. It is valuable to understand these tactics because similar ones are likely to be used in ongoing struggles between users of p2p services and representatives of the content industries.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Martin, B., Moore, C. & Salter, C. 2010, ''Sharing music files: tactics of a challenge to the industry'', First Monday, vol. 15, no. 12,

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-78649988614

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2100&context=artspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1081

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • http://firstmonday.org/