TITLE

Why Johnny Can't Stop Sharing Files

AUTHOR(S)
Downes, Larry
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
CIO Insight;Jan2006, Issue 63, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents views and insights of the author regarding the practice of file-sharing in the Internet in the U.S. Significantly, a survey conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project have revealed that most Americans have downloaded files on peer-to-peer networks and are active Internet users. The author points out that the government has seen many revolutions in basic legal doctrines. The author traces the historical background of the ideology of free culture and open source and bartering value for value in an economy of information. Furthermore, there have been efforts to end such ideology. Finally, the rationale for people to care on the issue involves: (1) the teenagers of today are tomorrow's consumers, employees, suppliers and distributors; and (2) there are strong similarities and connections between the entertainment and software industry.
ACCESSION #
19740514

 

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