Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 March 2017

274 Pages | 20 illus.


ISBN: 9780190675110

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Democracy of Sound

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

Alex Sayf Cummings

  • Provides a political and historical perspective on the rise of the "information economy."
  • Discusses rare and little-known unreleased songs by the Beatles, which are potentially controversial because of their racial content.
  • Shows how piracy has been integral to the music industry through much of its history and how pirates have influenced copyright law.