Description : The music industry’s ongoing battle against digital piracy is just the latest skirmish in a long conflict over who has the right to distribute music. Starting with music publishers’ efforts to stamp out bootleg compilations of lyric sheets in 1929, Barry Kernfeld’s Pop Song Piracy details nearly a century of disobedient music distribution from song sheets to MP3s. In the 1940s and ’50s, Kernfeld reveals, song sheets were succeeded by fake books, unofficial volumes of melodies and lyrics for popular songs that were a key tool for musicians. Music publishers attempted to wipe out fake books, but after their efforts proved unsuccessful they published their own. Pop Song Piracy shows that this pattern of disobedience, prohibition, and assimilation recurred in each conflict over unauthorized music distribution, from European pirate radio stations to bootlegged live shows. Beneath this pattern, Kernfeld argues, there exists a complex give and take between distribution methods that merely copy existing songs (such as counterfeit CDs) and ones that transform songs into new products (such as file sharing). Ultimately, he contends, it was the music industry’s persistent lagging behind in creating innovative products that led to the very piracy it sought to eliminate.
Description : 'This is a scholarly work for the price of a novel' -Gareth Price'It is not a light read but it is a good one!' -David Coleman, Multimedia Information and Technology, February 2001'excellent book' -New Scientist 30/9/00'a good read' -Glasgow Herald, 22/9/00
Description : How can a book -- one that's found in courthouses, libraries, and millions of households across the land -- be everywhere and nowhere at the same time? In this book, veteran religion writer Kenneth Briggs asks how, even as the Bible remains the best-selling book of all time, fewer Americans than ever can correctly articulate what it says, much less how it might offer guidance for their lives. In a quest to make sense of the Bible's relative disappearance from public life, Briggs shares with readers his own two-year cross-country journey to a variety of places. Brigg's narrative incorporates pertinent interviews throughout with preachers, pollsters, scholars, and ordinary citizens from California to Texas to Florida to Massachusetts. As he probes and reflects on his varied findings, Briggs offers keen insight into why and how the Bible's place in American public life has shifted and shrunk -- and he suggests what role the Bible may play in the US in years to come. -- adapted from book flap.
Description : Covers basic and advanced Java concepts including emerging APIs, regular expressions, syntax, interfaces, networking, security, and XML.
Description : ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 277 In this 277th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Xhosa tale, “The Story of Sikulume.” ONCE upon a time, long, long ago in the land of the Xhosa, on Africa’s East Coast, there was once in a certain village in South Africa an old man who was very poor. He had no children, and only a few cattle. One day, when the sky was clear and the sun was bright, he sat down by the cattle-fold. While he was sitting there, he noticed some birds close by which were singing very joyfully. He listened for a while, and then he stood up to observe them better, They were very beautiful to look upon, and they sang differently from other birds. He tells the chief who interprets what he has seen as an omen. The chief then sets seven boys, including his own son, the task of catching the birds, saying that they should not return unless they have their bird with them. The boys set off on their task and that’s when things begin to happen. What happened to the boys you ask? Also, were the birds magic? And what of the Inabulele, which translates as “the one who kills”, the river monster that kills all who cross it’s path? Will any of the boys fall foul of this dreaded beast whilst on their quest? To find out, you’ll have to download and read the story for yourself. BUY ANY 4 BABA INDABA CHILDREN’S STORIES FOR ONLY $1 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
Description : With Globalization, English Has Become An Economic Necessity And Indians Have Realized That They Have The English Advantage Over Many Other Countries Like China And Japan. India Has Shed Its Colonial Complexes Towards English And Has Come To Terms With The Language; Indians Have Separated The English Language From The English. The Story Of English In India Presents Historical Facts In A Socio-Cultural Framework. The Book Is A Must For All Teachers And Students Of English; It Will Be Useful For All Those Interested In The Politics Of Language And Education In India. Key Issues Discussed: - Are We Indebted To The British For Introducing English In India? - What Was The Role Of English During India'S Struggle For Freedom? - Has English United India? - Has English Divided India Into Two - The English Knowing Classes Who Govern And The Non-English Knowing Masses Who Are Governed? - Will English Ever Become An Indian Tongue Spoken In The Great Indian Language Bazaar? - What Will Be The Future Of Major Indian Languages In The Wake Of The English Onslaught? Will It End In Linguistic Imperialism And Cultural Colonialism?
Description : The first book to deal with the whole life cycle of porting, from obtaining software to building the documentation, Porting UNIX Software offers complete coverage of porting issues, including how to obtain and load the software and make changes in programs to get them working. Includes summaries of major UNIX features that vary between systems.