Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Recommended books #2

Further to previous discussion on some readers having limited access to journal articles, please find below some more recommended books which you should be able to access.

Hinduja, S. (2006). Music Piracy and Crime Theory. New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing.

Higgins, G.E. and Marcum, C.D. (2011). Digital Piracy: An Integrated theoretical approach. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

The 2011 book is particularly recommended as it is not only most recent, but brings together theoretical underpinnings to piracy engagement. It's also a quick read.

The authors also have many relevant publications in open-access journals (free to view). Do a Google search and find their personal webpages which links you directly to them.

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Give Tweets a chance..

A careful look at the stats on this blog reveals almost 1000 page views a month, which is fantastic.

The whole point of this blog is to try and communicate research findings on music piracy to the general public and as such, the more hits the better. However, the accompanying Twitter account is not proving to be quite so popular. This is most likely my fault, as I'm not that into it and don't re-tweet or use hashtags very often. I'm usually too busy grooming or eating crisps.

If you follow this blog and also use Twitter, or know of a Twitter user who you think might be interested, add @musicpiracyblog to your 'following' list.

While the blog focusses on research, the Twitter account is more of a resource for directing you to links so you can read further on what other people are saying on the cultural, commercial and legal side of things.

Go on.

Give Tweets a chance.

Twitter feed online @musicpiracyblog with daily updates.