Move fast and break things : how Facebook, Google and Amazon have cornered culture and undermined democracy

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Author: Taplin, Jonathan, 1947-
Language: English
Summary: Google. Amazon. Facebook. The modern world is defined by vast digital monopolies turning ever-larger profits. Those of us who consume the content that feeds them are farmed for the purposes of being sold ever more products and advertising. Those that create the content - the artists, writers and musicians - are finding they can no longer survive in this unforgiving economic landscape. But it didn't have to be this way. This is the story of how a small number of ideologically driven libertarians took the utopian ideal of the Internet and turned it into the copyright-mauling, competition-destroying, human-hating nightmare it has become. Their revolution began with a simple premise: to conquer the world, they would steal the value of art (as well as the value of everything else of importance to human beings) from its creators.
Physical Description: 309 pages ; 20 cm.
ISBN: 1509847707
9781509847709
Published: London : Pan Books, 2018.

Call number

NEHA 1984/1046