Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture - download pdf or read online

By Robert Levine

ISBN-10: 0307739775

ISBN-13: 9780307739773

ISBN-10: 0385533764

ISBN-13: 9780385533768

How did the newspaper, tune, and picture industries pass from raking in large greenbacks to scooping up electronic dimes? Their buyers have been lured away through the unfastened experience of expertise. Now, enterprise journalist Robert Levine indicates how they could come again on track.

on the web, “information desires to be free.” This memorable word formed the net enterprise version, however it is now using the media businesses on whom the electronic feeds into chapter 11. at the present time, newspaper shares have fallen to all-time lows as papers are stressed to offer away content material, song revenues have fallen by way of greater than part given that dossier sharing turned universal, television scores are plum­meting as viewership migrates on-line, and publishers face off opposed to Amazon over the cost of electronic books.

In Free Ride, Robert Levine narrates an epic story of worth destruction that strikes from the corridors of Congress, the place the legislation used to be handed that legalized YouTube, to the dorm room of Shawn Fanning, the founding father of Napster; from the bargain-pricing dramas concerning iTunes and Kindle to Google’s fateful determination to digitize first and ask questions later. Levine charts how the media misplaced regulate of its future and indicates cutting edge methods it could actually withstand the pull of 0.

Fearless in its reporting and research, Free Ride is the busi­ness background of the last decade and a much-needed name to action.

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