Fight for survival: The RIAAs sustained attack on streaming media

Bruns, Axel (2003) Fight for survival: The RIAAs sustained attack on streaming media. M/C: a journal of media and culture, 6(1).

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Webcasting is an alternative to terrestrial radio stations. Online radio allows listeners to swap local radio fare for more exotic programming, turning everyday PCs into world receivers, and offers a large variety of special-interest Webcasts catering to very genre-specific tastes. For independent music labels whose content would never be played on mainstream terrestrial radio, Webcasting has become a major source of exposure. Unlike filesharing, however, Webcasts remain largely ephemeral: no permanent copy of radio content can be created on the user’s computer unless authorised by the Webcaster, or unless users specifically seek out software like Streambox VCR which circumvents such restrictions.

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ID Code: 192
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Articles in this journal can be accessed frelly via the journal's website.
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Keywords: Webcasting
ISSN: 1441-2616
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Interactive Media (190205)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Axel Bruns
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:03

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