Information economics
Information economics or the economics of informationis a branch of microeconomic theory that studies how information and information systems affect an economy and economic decisions. Information has...
Concentration of media ownership
Concentration of media ownership (also known as media consolidation or media convergence) is a process whereby progressively fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass me...
Information economy
Information economy is an economy with an increased emphasis on informational activities and information industry.Manuel Castells states that information economy is not mutually exclusive with manufac...
Intellectual property law
Intellectual property (IP) is a legal term that refers to creations of the mind. Examples of intellectual property include music, literature, and other artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and ...
Music industry
The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that make money by creating and selling music. Among the many individuals and organizations that operate within the industry are: the music...
The Victorian Internet
The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers is a 1998 book by Tom Standage. The book was first published on September 1998 through Walke...
Network society
Network society is the expression coined in 1981 related to the social, political, economic and cultural changes caused by the spread of networked, digital information and communications technologies....
Media ownership in Canada
Media ownership in Canada is governed by the CRTC. The CRTC does not regulate ownership of newspapers or Internet media, although ownership in those media may be taken into consideration in decisions ...
Contributor License Agreement
A Contributor License Agreement (CLA) defines the terms under which intellectual property has been contributed to a company/project, typically software under an open source license.Creative Commons al...
World music
World music is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the world, including traditional music, nontraditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition...
Music law
Music Law refers to legal aspects of the music industry and certain legal aspects in other sectors of the entertainment industry. The music industry includes record labels, music publishers, merchandi...
Cultural industry
According to international organizations such as UNESCO and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), cultural industries (sometimes also known as "creative industries") combine the creation,...
Artificial scarcity
Artificial scarcity describes the scarcity of items even though either the technology and production capacity exists to create an abundance, as well as the use of intellectual property laws to create ...
Design around
In the field of patents, the phrase "to design around" means to invent an alternative to a patented invention that does not infringe the patent’s claims. The phrase can also refer to the invention it...
Disc jockey
A disc jockey (abbreviated D.J., DJ or deejay) is a person who mixes recorded music for an audience; in a club event or rave, this is an audience of dancers. Originally, "disc" (uncommonly spelled "di...
Code of non-infringement
The Code of Non-Infringement (or "The Code") refers to the accepted business practice and custom among certain performance artists, particularly clowns, that an artist's unique performance attributes ...
High definition optical disc format war
The High definition optical disc format war was between the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD optical disc standards for storing high definition video and audio; it took place between 2006 and 2008 and was won ...
Post-industrial music
Post-industrial music is a collection of related music genres that emerged in the early 1980s, all of which blended elements of varying styles with the then new genre of industrial music. "Industrial"...
Communities of Innovation
Communities that support innovation have been referred to as Communities of Innovation (CoI), Communities for Innovation, Innovation Communities, Open Innovation Communities, Communities of Creation.<...
Monday Night Wars
Monday Night War(s) is the common term describing the period of mainstream televised American professional wrestling from September 4, 1995, to March 26, 2001. During this time, the World Wrestling Fe...
Information revolution
The term information revolution (sometimes called also the "informational revolution") describes current economic, social and technological trends beyond the Industrial Revolution.Many competing terms...