A Pirate Media Studies Reader

Academic Books

Finn Brunton, Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet.

Patrick Burkart, Pirate Politics: The New Information Policy Contests.

Gabriella Coleman, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous.

Peter Decherney, Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet.

Peter Drahos and John Braithwaite, Information Feudalism: Who Owns the Knowledge Economy?

Christina Dunbar-Hester, Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism.

Rodolphe Durand and Jean-Philippe Vergne, The Pirate Organization: Lessons from the Fringes of Capitalism.

Lars Eckstein and Anja Schwarz, eds., Postcolonial Piracy: Media Distribution and Cultural Production in the Global South.

Adrian Johns, Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates.

Tarleton Gillespie, Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture.

Gary Hall, Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities.

Lucas Hilderbrand, Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright.

Joe Karaganis, ed., Media Piracy in Emerging Economies.

Brian Larkin, Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria.

Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity.

Ramon Lobato, Shadow Economies of Cinema: Mapping Informal Film Distribution.

Ramon Lobato and James Meese, eds., Geoblocking and Global Video Culture.

Ramon Lobato and Julian Thomas, The Informal Media Economy.

Kembrew McLeod and Rudolf Kuenzli, Cutting Across Media: Appropriation Art, Interventionist Collage, and Copyright Law.

Jade L. Miller, Nollywood Central.

Laikwan Pang, Creativity and Its Discontents: China’s Creative Industries and Intellectual Property Rights Offenses.

William Patry, Moral Panics and Copyright Wars.

Whitney Phillips, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship Between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture.

Michael Strangelove, Post-TV: Piracy, Cord-cutting, and the Future of Television.

Ravi Sundaram, Pirate Modernity: Delhi’s Media Urbanism.

Siva Vaidhyanathan, Copyrights and CopywrongsThe Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity.

Shujen Wang, Framing Piracy: Globalization and Film Distribution in Greater China.

McKenzie Wark, A Hacker Manifesto.

Academic Articles

Ian Condry, “Cultures of Music Piracy: An Ethnographic Comparison of the US and Japan,” in International Journal of Cultural Studies.

Evan Elkins, “The DVD Region Code System: Standardizing Home Video’s Disjunctive Global Flows,” in International Journal of Cultural Studies.

Stefan Larsson, Måns Svensson, and Marcin de Kaminski, “Online Piracy, Anonymity, and Social Change: Innovation Through Deviance,” in Convergence.

Lawrence Liang, “Porous Legalities and Avenues of Participation,” in SARAI Reader 05: Bare Acts.

Simon Lindgren and Jessica Linde, “The Subpolitics of Online Piracy: A Swedish Case Study,” in Convergence.

Ramon Lobato, “Kim Dotcom and the Economic Image of the Cloud,” in Media Fields Journal.

Ramon Lobato, “Constructing the Pirate Audience: On Popular Copyright Critique, Free Culture and Cyber-Libertarianism,” in Media International Australia.

Ramon Lobato and Leah Tang, “The Cyberlocker Gold Rush: Tracking the Rise of File-hosting Sites as Media Distribution Platforms,” in International Journal of Cultural Studies.

Ramon Lobato and Julian Thomas, “The business of anti-piracy: new zones of enforcement and enterprise in the copyright wars,” in International Journal of Communication.

Tristan Mattelart, “Audio-visual Piracy: Towards a Study of the Underground Networks of Cultural Globalization,” in Global Media and Communication.

Jade Miller, “Global Nollywood: The Nigerian Movie Industry and Alternative Global Networks in Production and Distribution,” in Global Media and Communication.

Lucy Montgomery and Brian Fitzgerald, “Copyright and the Creative Industries in China,” in International Journal of Cultural Studies.

James Newman, “Illegal Deposit: Game Preservation and/as Software Piracy,” in Convergence.

Tom O’Regan, “From Piracy to Sovereignty: International Video Cassette Recorder Trends,” in Continuum.

Kavita Philip, “What is a Technological Author? The Pirate Function and Intellectual Property,” in Postcolonial Studies.

Bhaskar Sarkar, “Media Piracy and the Terrorist Boogeyman: Speculative Potentiations,” in Positions Asia Critique.

Bhaskar Sarkar, “The Pedagogy of the Piratical,” from Teaching Transnational Cinema.

Rolando B. Tolentino, “Piracy Regulation and the Filipino’s Historical Response to Globalization,” in Social Science Diliman.

Jasmine Nadua Trice, “The Quiapo Cinémathèque: Transnational DVDs and Alternative Modernities in the Heart of Manila,” in International Journal of Cultural Studies.

Shujen Wang, “Harmony or Discord? TRIPS, China, and Overlapping Sovereignties,” in SARAI Reader 05: Bare Acts.

Shujen Wang, “The Cloud, Online Piracy, and Global Copyright Governance,” in International Journal of Cultural Studies.