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Spread or Die?

by: Nancy Baym

At the end of a long and interesting post, Henry Jenkins writes:

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Digital Doesn't Compete

by: Nancy Baym

Does the internet compete with “real life”? This has been one of the (most annoying and) most repeated concerns for about twenty years now, and the answer still seems to be “no.” Digital media are changing our patterns of behavior in important ways, but they are not leaving a decimated trail of old ways in their wake.

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Tape Trading in the Digital Age

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Race Relations and Internet Fandom

by: Nancy Baym

The New York Times has an interesting article today about being a black fan of indie rock (they do have the cultural memory to point out that the whole darn genre of rock was invented by black people), that includes this interesting paragraph:

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EMI vs Cricket Fans

by: Nancy Baym

The Serenity and ABBA cases may have been resolved, but as far as I can tell, this Cricket fan site is still under threat of legal action from EMI. The crime? Altering lyrics to copyrighted songs for parodies included in a free booklet”

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Universal vs. Serenity Fans

by: Nancy Baym

Back in October a Serenity fan site got not just a cease-and-desist letter, but also a PAY UP NOW demand from Universal Studios, apparently for violating copyright in t-shirts being sold through the site.

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The News Blogger Who Rules

by: Nancy Baym

The New York Times ran an article this week about a phenomenon I’d entirely missed: the 21 year old blogger who has become the go-to source about the TV News industry. We don’t normally think of news junkies as fans, but how else to describe reminiscences such as this:

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An Interview with an MP3 Blogger

by: Nancy Baym

Unbeknownst to most of the world, Sweden has the world’s third largest record market, sliding in just behind the US and the UK. Sweden also has one of the world’s most fertile music scenes, giving rise to thousands of bands playing every genre there is: death metal, hardcore punk, mainstream arena rock and dance music, indie pop, prog, folk, electronica, jazz, twee.

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The Who: Webcasting, Openness, and New Business Models

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The New Media Onslaught is Making Entrepreneurs out of Creators

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