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  • P2P File Sharing

    A Reading Response of “Free TV: File-Sharing and the Value of Television” by Michael Z. Newman Topic: The topic of Newman’s (2012) article presents the ever-changing value of TV shows as a public and private commercial enterprise. Modern TV shows have become private commercial property of TV networks, but the availability of “pirated” TV shows in P2P file-sharing networks has decreased their value. Ironically, the success of P2P file sharing has legitimized TV as a new “negotiation” of value in an age of digital convergence. Therefore, the “topic” of this article dictates the changing value systems of TV through the context of legal and illegal P2P file sharing networks that disseminate higher quality TV shows to the public. Outline of Thesis: I.Newman (2012) Defines the Changing History of TV Distribution A.TV was free in the in the mid-20th century. B.TV became private commercialized service in late 20th and early 21st century. 1.Mass media corporations controlled TV viewing through distribution. 2. II.The Rise of P2P File Sharing A.BitTorrents and other P2P file sharing networks allow free access to TV. 1.P2P file sharing piracy threatens corporate TV networks. B.Illegal file sharing actually inspires better TV programming and wider distribution. III.P2P file sharing has created Free TV and boundless access for distribution. A.Illegal file sharing of TV shows has globalized TV content. 1.TV is no longer a low-quality form of entertainment produced…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Internet Censorship

    The area not visible to this search is called the deep web, is often mistakenly referred to as the dark web. The dark web is a space within the deep web where child pornography, snuff videos, and other illegal and horrifying acts take place, sometimes live on a webcam. The deep web itself is a wide array of websites that have been put out of use, carry out less violent illegal activities such as the buying and selling of medical supplies and drugs, and any other actions with which a person does…

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