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Andrew Chatora

 

Digital Media Cultures: Rhetorical Justifications and Situated Ethics in the Debate about Online Music Consumption

My PhD thesis interrogates the issue of ‘illegal downloading’ of music and how it’s being discursively constructed by various contending actors. The focus is on discourses – arguments, forms of rhetoric, rationales for behaviour. The broader remit of the study is to look at the ways in which different stakeholders (consumers, campaigners, musicians, music industry executives, regulators, politicians) perceive and define the issue – how they account for, explain and justify what they do, or what they think should be done.

 

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