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After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

Erika Balsom

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176934
eISBN:
9780231543125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176934.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Images have never been as freely circulated as they are today. They have also never been so tightly controlled. As with the birth of photography, digital reproduction has created new possibilities ... More


The Other Side of the Tracks

Douglas A. Boyd and W. Fitzhugh Brundage

in Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134086
eISBN:
9780813135892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134086.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the role of the oral history interviewer in shaping the narrative when the interviewer has a distinct nostalgic impulse, which is then surprisingly countered by many former ... More


The King of Craw

Douglas A. Boyd and W. Fitzhugh Brundage

in Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134086
eISBN:
9780813135892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134086.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the story of the “King of Craw” John Fallis. Fallis was larger than life. He was a grocer, a bootlegger, a neighborhood boss, and a “Robin Hood” figure who gave back to the ... More


Bootlegging Experimental Film

Erika Balsom

in After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176934
eISBN:
9780231543125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176934.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the ambivalence of the copy by examining the impact of low-quality, unauthorized digital bootlegs on the domain of experimental film, an area of practice that has historically ... More


Copyright and the Commons

Erika Balsom

in After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176934
eISBN:
9780231543125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176934.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter interrogates how artists’ moving image has grappled with the increased ridigification of copyright that has occurred over the last two decades. Many artists champion the freedom to reuse ... More


The Creation of a Regional Market

Nissim Kadosh Otmazgin

in Regionalizing Culture: The Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836948
eISBN:
9780824870911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836948.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the creation of a regional market for Japanese popular culture, with particular emphasis on the expansion of music and television companies into East Asia since the end of the ... More


The Syndicate

Robert M. Lombardo

in Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037306
eISBN:
9780252094484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037306.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the significance of Prohibition for the evolution of organized crime in Chicago. It shows that Prohibition provided the opportunity for the city's vice entrepreneurs and ... More


Rabbis and Other Bootleggers: Jews as Prohibition-Era Alcohol Entrepreneurs

Marni Davis

in Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the Jews' bootlegging activities, with particular attention to the “rabbinic wine scandals” engendered by the Volstead Act's sacramental wine dispensation. Prohibition ... More


Collectors, Con Men, and the Struggle for Property Rights

Alex Sayf Cummings

in Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858224
eISBN:
9780190254520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858224.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how collectors, listeners, and entrepreneurs took advantage of a legal gray zone—that composers deserved to benefit from recordings of their work but that record companies did ... More


Counterculture, Popular Music, and the Bootleg Boom

Alex Sayf Cummings

in Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858224
eISBN:
9780190254520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858224.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the spread of piracy to popular music, particularly rock, as a young generation embraced both tape technology and radical rhetoric to position bootlegging as part of a general ... More


Deadheads, Hip-Hop, and the Possibility of Compromise

Alex Sayf Cummings

in Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858224
eISBN:
9780190254520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858224.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the reality of bootlegging in the aftermath of copyright reform in the 1970s, as pirates in the United States adapted to a newly hostile legal climate by developing new networks ... More


The Global War on Piracy

Alex Sayf Cummings

in Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858224
eISBN:
9780190254520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858224.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how a variety of business interests, including record labels and software companies, coalesced behind the idea of “intellectual property” and international organizations took a ... More


Conclusion: Piracy as Social Media

Alex Sayf Cummings

in Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858224
eISBN:
9780190254520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858224.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how social media such as YouTube and Facebook became tools for piracy and bootlegging by recasting the Napster model of peer-to-peer sharing as social networking. It explains ... More


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