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The Resource The end of ownership : personal property in the digital economy, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, (electronic resource)

The end of ownership : personal property in the digital economy, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, (electronic resource)

Label
The end of ownership : personal property in the digital economy
Title
The end of ownership
Title remainder
personal property in the digital economy
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An argument for retaining the notion of personal property in the products we "buy" in the digital marketplace.--
  • "If you buy a book at the bookstore, you own it. You can take it home, scribble in the margins, put in on the shelf, lend it to a friend, sell it at a garage sale. But is the same thing true for the ebooks or other digital goods you buy? Retailers and copyright holders argue that you don't own those purchases, you merely license them. That means your ebook vendor can delete the book from your device without warning or explanation -- as Amazon deleted Orwell's 1984 from the Kindles of surprised readers several years ago. These readers thought they owned their copies of 1984. Until, it turned out, they didn't. In The End of Ownership, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz explore how notions of ownership have shifted in the digital marketplace, and make an argument for the benefits of personal property. Of course, ebooks, cloud storage, streaming, and other digital goods offer users convenience and flexibility. But, Perzanowski and Schultz warn, consumers should be aware of the tradeoffs involving user constraints, permanence, and privacy. The rights of private property are clear, but few people manage to read their end user agreements. Perzanowski and Schultz argue that introducing aspects of private property and ownership into the digital marketplace would offer both legal and economic benefits. But, most important, it would affirm our sense of self-direction and autonomy. If we own our purchases, we are free to make whatever lawful use of them we please. Technology need not constrain our freedom; it can also empower us."--
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Perzanowski, Aaron
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schultz, Jason M.
Series statement
  • The information society series
  • Open Access e-Books
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  • Personal property
  • Internet
  • Electronic commerce
  • Intellectual property
Label
The end of ownership : personal property in the digital economy, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/10524.001.0001?locatt=mode:legacy
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
10524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262035019
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962063778
Label
The end of ownership : personal property in the digital economy, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/10524.001.0001?locatt=mode:legacy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
10524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262035019
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962063778

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