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 know-how: peer-to-peer file-sharing networks. whereas broadband net companies now permit fast transfers of advanced media records, american citizens face actual uncertainty approximately no matter if peer-to-peer dossier sharing is or can be criminal. John Logie analyzes the general public arguments starting to be out of greater than 5 years of dialogue sparked via the arrival of Napster, the 1st broadly followed peer-to-peer expertise. the controversy keeps 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 function of fostering creativity and innovation whereas maintaining the rights of artists in an consciousness financial 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 alternate of electronic media. friends, PIRATES, AND PERSUASION identifies the Napster case as a failed chance for a effective nationwide dialogue on highbrow estate rights and tasks in electronic environments. Logie closes via interpreting the U.S. perfect Court's ruling within the "Grokster" case, within which prime peer-to-peer businesses have been came upon to be actively inducing copyright infringement. The Grokster case, Logie contends, has already produced the chilling results that would stifle the leading edge spirit on the center of the net and networked groups. in regards to the writer John Logie is affiliate Professor of Rhetoric on the college of Minnesota.