Free Ride: How the Internet is Destroying the Culture Business and How it Can Fight Back

3.59 avg rating
( 224 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099549284: Free Ride: How the Internet is Destroying the Culture Business and How it Can Fight Back

Information wants to be free' says influential technologist Stewart Brand at a 1984 hacker convention. These words became the mantra that shaped the Internet, and the conflict he predicted has led to a revolution in the way that our culture is funded and consumed. We have come to demand free content online, mistaking the packaging of physical products for what we were actually paying for- the creative content. Newspapers are being pressurised to give their content away for free online; music sales have plummeted due to piracy; and Amazon is using its market power to drive down the price of ebooks. Technology companies are making millions from content created and funded by others, reducing the value of culture in the process. How did the media industry lose control over its destiny? What are the consequences? And are we headed for cultural meltdown if the media can't stop the free ride?

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Robert Levine was the executive editor of Billboard and has written for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and the arts and business sections of the New York Times. Before that, he was a features editor at New York magazine and Wired. He holds a B.A. in politics from Brandeis and an M.S.J.from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He now covers the culture business from New York and Berlin. Free Ride is his first book.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Levine, Robert
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 009954928X ISBN 13: 9780099549284
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Information wants to be free says influential technologist Stewart Brand at a 1984 hacker convention. These words became the mantra that shaped the Internet, and the conflict he predicted has led to a revolution in the way that our culture is funded and consumed. We have come to demand free content online, mistaking the packaging of physical products for what we were actually paying for- the creative content. Newspapers are being pressurised to give their content away for free online; music sales have plummeted due to piracy; and Amazon is using its market power to drive down the price of ebooks. Technology companies are making millions from content created and funded by others, reducing the value of culture in the process. How did the media industry lose control over its destiny? What are the consequences? And are we headed for cultural meltdown if the media can t stop the free ride?. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099549284

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Levine, Robert
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 009954928X ISBN 13: 9780099549284
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Information wants to be free says influential technologist Stewart Brand at a 1984 hacker convention. These words became the mantra that shaped the Internet, and the conflict he predicted has led to a revolution in the way that our culture is funded and consumed. We have come to demand free content online, mistaking the packaging of physical products for what we were actually paying for- the creative content. Newspapers are being pressurised to give their content away for free online; music sales have plummeted due to piracy; and Amazon is using its market power to drive down the price of ebooks. Technology companies are making millions from content created and funded by others, reducing the value of culture in the process. How did the media industry lose control over its destiny? What are the consequences? And are we headed for cultural meltdown if the media can t stop the free ride?. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099549284

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Levine, Robert
ISBN 10: 009954928X ISBN 13: 9780099549284
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 16653086-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

4.

Levine, Robert
Published by Rupa & Co
ISBN 10: 009954928X ISBN 13: 9780099549284
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rupa & Co. Book Condition: New. 009954928X This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Similar Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ, printed in Black & White. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 3-8 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address. In some instances, subjects such as Management, Accounting, Finance may have different end chapter case studies and exercises. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" and "Content may different from U.S. Edition" - printed only to discourage U.S. students from obtaining an affordable copy. The U.S. Supreme Court has asserted your right to purchase international editions, and ruled on this issue. Access code/CD is not provided with these editions , unless specified. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # MO9780099549284

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Levine, Robert
ISBN 10: 009954928X ISBN 13: 9780099549284
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 198mm x 20mm. Paperback. Information wants to be free' says influential technologist Stewart Brand at a 1984 hacker convention. These words became the mantra that shaped the Internet, and the conflict he predicted.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.232. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099549284

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Levine, Robert
Published by Vintage (2012)
ISBN 10: 009954928X ISBN 13: 9780099549284
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2012. Book Condition: New. 2012. Paperback. Technology companies are making millions from content created and funded by others, reducing the value of culture in the process. How did the media industry lose control over its destiny? What are the consequences? And are we headed for cultural meltdown if the media can't stop the free ride? This title deals with these questions. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: KNT; LNRC; UDB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 21. Weight in Grams: 232. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099549284

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Levine, Robert
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 009954928X ISBN 13: 9780099549284
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. 2012. Paperback. Technology companies are making millions from content created and funded by others, reducing the value of culture in the process. How did the media industry lose control over its destiny? What are the consequences? And are we headed for cultural meltdown if the media can't stop the free ride? This title deals with these questions. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: KNT; LNRC; UDB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 21. Weight in Grams: 232. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099549284

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Levine, Robert
ISBN 10: 009954928X ISBN 13: 9780099549284
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800995492840000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Levine, Robert
Published by Vintage (2012)
ISBN 10: 009954928X ISBN 13: 9780099549284
New Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Zarak Books
(Norwich, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2012. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Brand new copy. Dispatched within 24 hours of receiving the order. Bookseller Inventory # 046032

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Levine, Robert
Published by Random House (2012)
ISBN 10: 009954928X ISBN 13: 9780099549284
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House, 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # F4-9780099549284

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book