Tag Archives: USA

Copy Culture by Race and Ethnicity

We’ve looked at the difference age makes to copying and downloading (a lot), and gender (not much), and politics (not much).  How about race/ethnicity? Well, it makes some. Here is our sequence of questions about attitudes toward sharing music.

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Male Copiers are from Mars. Female Copiers are also from Mars

Are you a teenage boy/downloading fiend worried about stereotypical portrayals of your media habits?  We can at least partly alleviate your concerns.  It’s not all teenage boys.  We find no significant gender differences in participation in copy culture (using our … Continue reading

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NPD Confidential II: Die, Substitution Studies, Die

Following up our piece on music collections and the apparently surprising result that P2P users buy a lot of digital music, and also our piece discussing some pushback from NPD–the survey firm used by the RIAA–we offer a response to … Continue reading

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NPD Confidential

Well, the Music Collections post certainly got around. Among other places, NBC News’ tech blog picked up the bit about P2P users being the biggest buyers of music and sought comment from the RIAA. The RIAA sent the reporter to … Continue reading

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Unauthorized File Sharing: Is It Wrong?

We’re kicking off our Copy Culture in the US and Germany pre-release festivities with a fresh(ish) look at an old question: is unauthorized file sharing wrong?  Or more properly: do Americans think it’s wrong?

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Crime Inc. Inc.

Growing up in Chicago in the 1970s and 1980s, I have fond memories of watching Bill Kurtis on Channel 2 news. He was sort of a local Walter Cronkite–a personification of the news. At our house, he was on every … Continue reading

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Lazy Censorship: It Can Happen Here

Or, Free Moose A. Moose! I’ll say this for jury duty in New York City: they’ve added WiFi in the waiting rooms!  Given how much time prospective jurors sit around waiting, it’s a major improvement. And surfing around, one quickly … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life Must Be Watered With the Money of Patriots

In support of The Tree of Life‘s Oscar campaign, and in an effort to explain the broader rent seeking practices behind SOPA/PIPA , and in recognition of all the new visitors to the site because of Meganomics, and finally in … Continue reading

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Meganomics

As last week’s arrest of Megaupload owner Kim Dotcom emphasized, the main character in the SOPA/PIPA debate is the foreign thief.  He’s everywhere—robbing Americans of their creativity, jobs, and money.  Worse, he’s enjoying himself.  As the Chamber of Commerce put … Continue reading

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Same Old Song

The current SOPA/Protect IP debate has many antecedents and will probably have many sequels.  The underlying positions haven’t changed much, and probably won’t in the future.  To illustrate, let’s play a game with this mystery quote: Several of these analyses … Continue reading

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