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Chapter 6: Technical Mythologies and Security Risks
- The surveillance society?
- From Foucault to Deleuze: from discipline towards control
- The panoptic sort?
- Surveillance — a limited hope for the recording industry
- Attempts at anonymity
- Counter surveillance
- The birth of digital rights management
- Hard and soft DRM today
- The problem with format capture: closure versus exposure
- Managing the horror
- The dialectic of technology
Given the legal limitations described in Chapter 5, and the role played by digital recording, compression and transmission technologies in the practice of peer-to-peer file-sharing, much attention has been given by the recording industry in recent years to technical barriers to copyright infringement. At the same time, technical solutions continue to be developed to address the problem of getting caught, getting prosecuted or getting stopped. Previous chapters have given much attention to the ...