Music Piracy Or A Permanent Passive Revolution

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Title: Music Piracy Or A Permanent Passive Revolution
Author: Neely, Kevin D
Abstract: The goal of this thesis is to examine a classic interpretation of Antonio Gramsci's notion of hegemony in the modern era and the emergence of counter -hegemonic forces through technology . The individualization of modern computers and related products , combined with the extreme popularity of file -swapping and social -networking websites (i .e . Napster , KaZaA , MySpace and the brand new YouTube ) has completely altered the way the music industry conducts its business and has erased its hegemony over the creation , distribution and profit made from the sale of music . What makes this relationship between an industry and technology specifically different and worthy of our interest is that the anonymous nature of the Internet has not allowed a new consensus to be reached following Gramsci's concept of the passive revolution . Competing historical blocs are being created and abandoned with incredible speed , fostering a continuing emergence of counter -hegemony and a permanent state of passive revolution .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /553
Date: 2007-09-17

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Music Piracy Or A Permanent Passive Revolution. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /553 .

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