In the same week that the cyberliberties of the UK are under threat from the British government's cow-towing to the demands of the music industry, I've been passed a new book by Patrick Burkart entitled Music and Cyberliberties (published by Wesleyan). The book is billed as an 'activist's guide for musicians and fans opposed to the major label lockdown of online music' from the press release. This seems like a prescient publication.
Hopefully, I'll get through this quickly. There's an upcoming reviews deadline for the academic journal, Convergence, who passed this text to me. My last review for them was Tarleton Gillespie book, Wired Shut, which explored the state of copyright restrictions as they are applied to DVDs.
Burkart is based in the Department of Communication in Texas A&M University.