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A well researched book that stays objective. I was worried this would be one of those books that only looks at the subject from one point of view, but Mr. Witt tells both sides here.
The book focuses on a few of the major players to tell the story. There's the cooperate side, the pirates, and then there's the men that created the means for one to devastate the other...the MP3.
The whole thing is told in plain enough speak for anyone to understand, no need to be a geek to follow along.
Read by the author, and he does OK narrating his own work.
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This book interleaves the technology, the business "machine," the intellectual property issues, and the illegal downloading so seamlessly that you don't want to stop listening. You'll come away understanding how digital compression works so well. From the first chapter you will want to find out more about the main actors; the story unfolds like a good detective novel. You'll learn about how the music industry has evolved over several decades. I liked the irony.
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