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The Resource The end of ownership : personal property in the digital economy, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz

The end of ownership : personal property in the digital economy, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz

Label
The end of ownership : personal property in the digital economy
Title
The end of ownership
Title remainder
personal property in the digital economy
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"If you buy a book at the bookstore, you own it. You can take it home, scribble in the margins, put in on the shelf, lend it to a friend, sell it at a garage sale. But is the same thing true for the ebooks or other digital goods you buy? Retailers and copyright holders argue that you don't own those purchases, you merely license them. That means your ebook vendor can delete the book from your device without warning or explanation--as Amazon deleted Orwell's 1984 from the Kindles of surprised readers several years ago. These readers thought they owned their copies of 1984. Until, it turned out, they didn't. In The end of ownership, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz explore how notions of ownership have shifted in the digital marketplace, and make an argument for the benefits of personal property. Of course, ebooks, cloud storage, streaming, and other digital goods offer users convenience and flexibility. But, Perzanowski and Schultz warn, consumers should be aware of the tradeoffs involving user constraints, permanence, and privacy. The rights of private property are clear, but few people manage to read their end user agreements. Perzanowski and Schultz argue that introducing aspects of private property and ownership into the digital marketplace would offer both legal and economic benefits. But, most important, it would affirm our sense of self-direction and autonomy. If we own our purchases, we are free to make whatever lawful use of them we please. Technology need not constrain our freedom; it can also empower us"--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
346.04/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
K783
LC item number
.P47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The information society series
Label
The end of ownership : personal property in the digital economy, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Property rights and the exhaustion principle -- Copies, clouds and streams -- Ownership and the fine print -- The "buy now" lie -- The promise and perils of digital libraries -- DRM and the secret war inside your devices -- The internet of things you don't own -- Patents and the ordinary pursuits of life -- Ownership's uncertain future
Control code
ocn945169973
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9780262035019
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016013180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945169973
Label
The end of ownership : personal property in the digital economy, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Property rights and the exhaustion principle -- Copies, clouds and streams -- Ownership and the fine print -- The "buy now" lie -- The promise and perils of digital libraries -- DRM and the secret war inside your devices -- The internet of things you don't own -- Patents and the ordinary pursuits of life -- Ownership's uncertain future
Control code
ocn945169973
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9780262035019
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016013180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945169973

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