“because piracy is not a real thing. In fact, it’s a crazy term because it combines people in their rooms downloading music with armed thieves in boats off the coast of eastern Africa”

Eric Harvey and author Jonathan Sterne discuss his new book on the history of MP3 in MP3: The Meaning of a Format.

The two touch on a range of topics and concepts including; hedonics, the aesthetics of the recording and music piracy which he relabels as “unauthorized copying”.


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