Online File Sharing : Innovations in Media Consumption, Hardback Book

Online File Sharing : Innovations in Media Consumption Hardback

Part of the Comedia series


It is apparent that file sharing on the Internet has become an emerging norm of media consumption-especially among young people.

This book provides a critical perspective on this phenomenon, exploring issues related to file sharing, downloading, peer-to-peer networks, "piracy," and (not least) policy issues regarding these practices. Andersson Schwartz critically engages with the justificatory discourses of the actual file-sharers, taking Sweden as a geographic focus.

By focusing on the example of Sweden-home to both The Pirate Bay and Spotify-he provides a unique insight into a mentality that drives both innovation and deviance and accommodates sharing in both its unadulterated and its compliant, business-friendly forms.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Media studies
  • ISBN: 9780415854306



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