Music, Technology, Laws, Ethics &Transnationalism: A (brief) OverviewAram Sinnreich, Ph.D.Rutgers University School of Com...
Configurable Culture
Social Architecture Mimics The Tools of Production
This is Doubly So of Musical Production
Networks Have Permeated our Lives
We Have Developed a “Configurable Culture”
This Was the Subject of My First Book
Configurable Culture  by the Numbers
Awareness of Configurable Music
Usage of Configurable Music
Engagement With Configurable Music
Engagement: The Age Gap is Closing
Opinions About Configurable Culture, 2006
Opinions About Configurable Culture, 2010
Opinions About Configurable Culture, 2010
Emerging Ethics
The Ethics of Configurability     Unethical          Criterion          Ethical  Unpermissioned          Legal         Per...
What Do AmericansCare Most About?
Commercial (profit vs. not-for-profit)           Age                       100.4%         Male                          10...
Power Relations (subversive vs. empowering)           Age                   105.1%         Male                        112...
What Does EveryoneElse Care Most About?
Moral (bastardization vs. homage)           Age                        95.2%         Male                   86.7%       Fe...
Self Expression (meangingless vs. expressive)           Age               76%         Male                        102.5%  ...
One Law to Rule  them All…
Copyright is Binary; Ethical Systems are Not                   LAW (Top Down)     Legal                                 Il...
Law Emulates/Reinforces the Logic of Industrialization                 Industrial Production      Producer                ...
How Can One Law Fit All Musical Cultures?
The Theory of “Harmonization”  When correct sounds move a man, they cause a  spirit of obedience to rise, and when such a ...
Harmonization in Practice                  Stronger              Stronger US                  Treaties                 Law...
Consequences for Civil Liberties         UN: Internet Access is a “Fundamental Human Right.” Censorship            Surveil...
Consequences for International Relations             La Ley             Sinde                  IPRED
Who Would She Rather Be?
Thank you. It’s good to be back. Aram Sinnreich, Ph.D. sinn@rutgers.eduBooks by Aram SinnreichMashed Up (2010)www.mashed-u...
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An overview of some of my research related to music and transnationalism, presented at the Wesleyan University Music & Transnationalism Symposium, March 1, 2013

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  1. 1. Music, Technology, Laws, Ethics &Transnationalism: A (brief) OverviewAram Sinnreich, Ph.D.Rutgers University School of Communication & InformationThis text is freely available under a Creative Commons 3.0Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
  2. 2. Configurable Culture
  3. 3. Social Architecture Mimics The Tools of Production
  4. 4. This is Doubly So of Musical Production
  5. 5. Networks Have Permeated our Lives
  6. 6. We Have Developed a “Configurable Culture”
  7. 7. This Was the Subject of My First Book
  8. 8. Configurable Culture by the Numbers
  9. 9. Awareness of Configurable Music
  10. 10. Usage of Configurable Music
  11. 11. Engagement With Configurable Music
  12. 12. Engagement: The Age Gap is Closing
  13. 13. Opinions About Configurable Culture, 2006
  14. 14. Opinions About Configurable Culture, 2010
  15. 15. Opinions About Configurable Culture, 2010
  16. 16. Emerging Ethics
  17. 17. The Ethics of Configurability Unethical Criterion Ethical Unpermissioned Legal Permissioned For profit Commercial Not for profit Pretension Authenticity Referenced Unoriginal Innovation Original Easy Labor Hard work Bastardization Moral Homage Rupture Continuity Evolution Useless/Harmful Value Fun/Beneficial Ugly Aesthetic Beautiful Subversive Power Relations Empowering Meaningless Self Expression Expressive
  18. 18. What Do AmericansCare Most About?
  19. 19. Commercial (profit vs. not-for-profit) Age 100.4% Male 106.8% Female 94.6%Education (yrs) 103.8% US Citizen 108.7% Income 75.3% Survey Mean
  20. 20. Power Relations (subversive vs. empowering) Age 105.1% Male 112.7% Female 89.9%Education (yrs) 103.9% US Citizen 110.9% Income 113.9% Survey Mean
  21. 21. What Does EveryoneElse Care Most About?
  22. 22. Moral (bastardization vs. homage) Age 95.2% Male 86.7% Female 110.6%Education (yrs) 102.6% US Citizen 52.6% Income 77.2% Survey Mean
  23. 23. Self Expression (meangingless vs. expressive) Age 76% Male 102.5% Female 98%Education (yrs) 108.1% US Citizen 46.1% Income 73.5% Survey Mean
  24. 24. One Law to Rule them All…
  25. 25. Copyright is Binary; Ethical Systems are Not LAW (Top Down) Legal Illegal ETHICS (Bottom Up) Right for X Hazy for Y Wrong for Z
  26. 26. Law Emulates/Reinforces the Logic of Industrialization Industrial Production Producer Consumer Culture Making Engaging Using
  27. 27. How Can One Law Fit All Musical Cultures?
  28. 28. The Theory of “Harmonization” When correct sounds move a man, they cause a spirit of obedience to rise, and when such a spirit has arisen, good order results. As singers blend their voices with that of the leader, so good or evil arise in response to the force that calls them forth. . . [We must] exercise virtue to harmonize and assist the ruler in his undertakings.” - Xunzi, 270 BCE Business, economic, and legal principles [such as Intellectual Property] must be considered in combination in order to maximize economic progress and the economic welfare of our citizens. In other words, properly understood and applied, IPR and antitrust law are complementary, not conflicting, legal systems that should be applied harmoniously to promote a vibrant, healthy economy. - Alden F. Abbott, Federal Trade Commission, at Chinese government IP symposium, 2005 CE
  29. 29. Harmonization in Practice Stronger Stronger US Treaties Laws Stronger Stronger Foreign Agreements Laws Stronger Rulings
  30. 30. Consequences for Civil Liberties UN: Internet Access is a “Fundamental Human Right.” Censorship Surveillance Anti-Competition
  31. 31. Consequences for International Relations La Ley Sinde IPRED
  32. 32. Who Would She Rather Be?
  33. 33. Thank you. It’s good to be back. Aram Sinnreich, Ph.D. sinn@rutgers.eduBooks by Aram SinnreichMashed Up (2010)www.mashed-up.comThe Piracy Crusade (2013)www.piracycrusade.com

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