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Free Ride free pdf How did the newspaper, music, and film industries go from raking in big bucks to scooping up digital dimes? Their customers were lured away by the free ride of technology. Now, business journalist Robert Levine shows how they can get back on track. On the Internet, "information wants to be free." This memorable phrase shaped the online business model, but it is now driving the media companies on whom the digital industry feeds out of business. Today, newspaper stocks have fallen to all-time lows as papers are pressured to give away content, music sales have fallen by more than half since file sharing became common, TV ratings are plum-meting as viewership migrates online, and publishers face off against Amazon over the price of digital books. In "Free Ride," Robert Levine narrates an epic tale of value destruction that moves from the corridors of Congress, where the law was passed that legalized YouTube, to the dorm room of Shawn Fanning, the founder of Napster- from the bargain-pricing dramas involving iTunes and Kindle to Google's fateful decision to digitize first and ask questions later. Levine charts how the media industry lost control of its destiny and suggests innovative ways it can resist the pull of zero. Fearless in its reporting and analysis, "Free Ride" is the busi-ness history of the decade and a much-needed call to action.

About Associate Professor Robert Levine

ROBERT LEVINE was most recently executive editor of "Billboard" mag-azine. His articles on technology, business, and culture have appeared in the" New York Times, Fortune, CondE Nast Portfolio, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone," and "Travel

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Author : Associate Professor Robert Levine
Publisher : Anchor Books
Data Published : 18 September 2012
ISBN : 0307739775
EAN : 9780307739773
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 307 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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