1509847707
Move fast and break things : how Facebook, Google and Amazon have cornered culture and undermined democracy / Jonathan Taplin.
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Author: Taplin, Jonathan T.,
Publication year: 2018
Format: Book
Publisher: Pan Books, 2018.
ISBN: 9781509847709 9781509847709 (pbk.) :
Description:
Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2017.
Google. Amazon. Facebook. The modern world is defined by vast digital monopolies turning ever-larger profits. Those of us who consume the content that feeds them are farmed for the purposes of being sold ever more products and advertising. Those that create the content - the artists, writers and musicians - are finding they can no longer survive in this unforgiving economic landscape. But it didn't have to be this way. This is the story of how a small number of ideologically driven libertarians took the utopian ideal of the Internet and turned it into the copyright-mauling, competition-destroying, human-hating nightmare it has become. Their revolution began with a simple premise: to conquer the world, they would steal the value of art (as well as the value of everything else of importance to human beings) from its creators.
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Physical Description:
ix, 309 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm

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