By John Logie
Friends, PIRATES, AND PERSUASION: RHETORIC within the PEER-TO-PEER DEBATES investigates the position of rhetoric in shaping public perceptions a couple of novel expertise: peer-to-peer file-sharing networks. whereas broadband web prone now enable quick transfers of advanced media documents, american citizens face genuine uncertainty approximately no matter if peer-to-peer dossier sharing is or can be felony. John Logie analyzes the general public arguments becoming out of greater than 5 years of dialogue sparked via the appearance of Napster, the 1st largely followed peer-to-peer know-how. the controversy maintains with the second one wave of peer-to-peer dossier move utilities like Limewire, KaZaA, and BitTorrent. With friends, PIRATES, AND PERSUASION, Logie joins the likes of Lawrence Lessig, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Jessica Litman, and James Boyle within the ongoing attempt to problem and alter present copyright legislation in order that it fulfills its objective of fostering creativity and innovation whereas maintaining the rights of artists in an consciousness economic system. Logie examines metaphoric frames-warfare, robbery, piracy, sharing, and hacking, for example-that dominate the peer-to-peer debates and demonstrably form public coverage at the use and trade of electronic media. friends, PIRATES, AND PERSUASION identifies the Napster case as a failed chance for a efficient nationwide dialogue on highbrow estate rights and tasks in electronic environments. Logie closes by way of analyzing the U.S. ultimate Court's ruling within the "Grokster" case, during which major peer-to-peer businesses have been came across to be actively inducing copyright infringement. The Grokster case, Logie contends, has already produced the chilling results that might stifle the leading edge spirit on the middle of the net and networked groups. in regards to the writer John Logie is affiliate Professor of Rhetoric on the college of Minnesota.