[Air-l] music 'piracy' groups query

Logie john at logie.net
Thu Feb 8 16:40:37 PST 2007


Hi Chris -

Actually, if I am to be accurate, I should mention that Parlor Press  
is housed at Purdue University, with Purdue prof. David Blakesley as  
its prime mover. Mine is not the only book available for free  
download there.

There's a nice 2003 statement of purpose/manifesto by Blakesley and  
some colleagues at:

http://www.parlorpress.com/digital.html

and more books for the taking at:

http://www.parlorpress.com

. . . though David Blakesley will probably be especially encouraged  
to keep putting books online if, at some point, they translate into  
sales, especially direct sales from Parlor.

With all that said, there is ALSO something running rampant in  
Minnesota, where Chuck Olsen just put his great documentary on blogs  
called, naturally, "blogumentary" online for free at Google Video.  
I'm not a native, so I'm not sure whether this is the "Minnesota  
nice" that I've heard so much about.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8920472176280937346

So, for  the moment, Minnesota (Minneapolis, specifically) appears to  
be the epicenter of free-for-the-taking scholarship/criticism on/ 
about the Internet. Unless you all have something more to tell us.  
I'd love to see a whole passel of municipalities wrestling for that  
title.

So, I'll show you my Creative Commons license if you show me yours.

Best,

John Logie
Associate Professor of Rhetoric
University of Minnesota








On Feb 8, 2007, at 5:07 PM, Heidelberg, Chris wrote:

> John:
>
> This is great! Nothing like forward thinking, it must be running  
> rampant
> in Minnesota because I understand that there is a book company in
> Minnesota that offers free downloads of textbooks that have  
> advertisers.
> What a great idea when media consolidation has driven up the costs of
> traditional publishing for college students.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org
> [mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Logie
> Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 3:39 PM
> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
> Subject: Re: [Air-l] music 'piracy' groups query
>
> Andrew -
>
> Thanks for providing a timely opportunity for the following S.S.P.
> (shameless self-promotion). While my new book, "Peers, Pirates, and
> Persuasion: Rhetoric in the Peer-to-Peer Debates" does not directly
> address the subterranean groups who are now ripping and circulating
> files via P2P networks, it DOES feature chapters on the use of the  
> terms
> "piracy" and "hacking/cracking" to describe P2P file transfers.
>
> The text is available for free download at:
>
> http://www.parlorpress.com/logie.html
>
> . . . thanks to my 21st-Century-forward-thinking publisher's  
> approach to
> copyright (that's Parlor Press). The eBook circulates under a Creative
> Commons license, so you can print it out or  post it on your own
> favorite P2P network, and we won't sue. (Also can be purchased between
> covers via the big river.)
>
> I hope it is helpful to you or anyone else who happens to be reading.
>
> Best,
>
>
> John Logie
> Associate Professor of Rhetoric
> University of Minnesota
>
>
> On Feb 8, 2007, at 9:13 AM, Andrew Whelan wrote:
>
>>  Dear all,
>>
>> I am researching the groups who 'rip' commercial CDs and vinyl for
>> peer-to-peer distribution and wondered if anyone had come across any
>> reading on this phenomena. The only article I have been able to find
>> addressing this subject specifically is:
>>
>>
>>
>> Cooper, Jon, and Daniel Harrison. 2001. "The social organization of
>> audio piracy on the Internet." *Media, Culture and Society* vol. 23,
>> no.
>> 1, pp.
>> 71-89.
>>
>>
>>
>> Any suggestions as to material, especially on audio, or film
>> 'rippers', or
>> indeed software 'cracker' groups, would be very much appreciated.
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>> Andrew Whelan
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