05 Aug '11, 2am

[Review] The Pirate’s Dilemma

[Review] The Pirate’s Dilemma

Pirate DJ, music buff, and magazine publisher Matt Mason’s book “The Pirate’s Dilemma – How Youth Culture is Reinventing Capitalism ” is a fascinating tour-de-force of the world of youth culture, content piracy and the future of commerce. Written from an insider’s perspective – Mason himself was once voted pirate of the year by Business Week – the book traces the development of various music genres over the decades and how they impacted societies. Defying the class action suits launched by record companies and copyright owners around the world, Mason declared that piracy isn’t a sin but instead, a necessary ingredient for innovation and invention. By allowing others to adapt and modify original content and spread it freely around, piracy helps to foster change in popular culture in all its forms – fashion, food, hairstyles, movies, games, software and even enterpreneurship...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/08/05/review-the-pirate...

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