Amateur Media : Social, cultural and legal perspectives by Hunter, Dan; Lobato, Ramon; Richardson, Megan; Thomas,

By Hunter, Dan; Lobato, Ramon; Richardson, Megan; Thomas, Julian

The increase of internet 2.0 has driven the novice to the vanguard of public discourse, public coverage and media scholarship. in most cases non-salaried, non-specialist and untrained in media creation, beginner manufacturers are actually visible as key drivers of the artistic economic system. yet how do the actions of citizen reporters, fan fiction writers and bed room musicians connect to longer traditions of extra-institutional media production?
This edited assortment offers a much-needed interdisciplinary contextualisation of beginner media
before and after internet 2.0. Surveying the institutional, financial and felony development of the novice media manufacturer through a chain of case reviews, it good points contributions from specialists within the fields of legislation, economics and media reports established within the united kingdom, Europe and Singapore. each one part of the publication features a particular case learn on a particular subject, via extra items delivering extra research and remark. utilizing a rare array of case stories and examples, from YouTube to on-line video games, from subtitling groups to truth television, the ebook is neither a party of novice creation nor a denunciation of the death media industries. relatively, this e-book provides a serious discussion throughout legislations and the arts, exploring the dynamic tensions and interdependencies among beginner artistic construction. This ebook will attract either lecturers and scholars of highbrow estate and media legislation, in addition to to students and scholars of economics, media, cultural and net reviews.

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4 Clifford Stoll, Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway, New York: Doubleday, 1995. html. , Andrew Keen, The Cult of the Amateur: How Blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and the Rest of Today’s User-Generated Media are Destroying our Economy, our Culture, and our Values, New York: Crown Business, 2008. , Dan Hunter and Greg Lastowka, ‘Amateur-to-Amateur’ (2004) 46 William & Mary Law Review 951; Dan Hunter and John Quiggin, ‘Money Ruins Everything’ (2008) 30 Hastings Communications & Entertainment Law Journal 203.

Clearly taxes of this kind do have the potential to provide a new source of revenue for content industries. But their consequences for other, established business models in the formal space are unknown, and the price of achieving some return from the informal sector may be a recognition that the internet has substantially and irreversibly diluted rights holders’ capacity to control the distribution of their content. Conclusion Economic formality is a contingent and highly variable feature of UGC media.

As the historian A. W. B. 9 Contrariwise, judges have not always taken this line. 11 To summarise this brief discussion, viewed through the lens of courts – at least those prepared to take on the role of vigilantly fostering open business and government – the media may serve a useful function in predetermining where the public interest lies. The question is not simply one of amateur versus professional (although Wright at least may be classed as an amateur motivated by a desire to lay open a secret service he considered to be corrupt and incompetent).

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