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Democracy of Sound Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 019067511X

ISBN-13: 9780190675110

Edition: 2017

Authors: Alex Sayf Cummings

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It was a time when music fans copied and traded recordings without permission. An outraged music industry pushed Congress to pass anti-piracy legislation. Yes, that time is now; it was also the era of Napster in the 1990s, of cassette tapes in the 1970s, of reel-to-reel tapes in the 1950s, even the phonograph epoch of the 1930s. Piracy, it turns out, is as old as recorded music itself. In Democracy of Sound, Alex Sayf Cummings uncovers the little-known history of music piracy and its sweeping effects on the definition of copyright in the United States. When copyright emerged, only visual material such as books and maps were thought to deserve protection; even musical compositions were not…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 6.93" wide x 9.21" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English