Students have always railed against the high price of textbooks, but today’s students have something generations of others did not: file-sharing technology. As textbook prices continue to rise, more and more students are pirating textbooks online–and American publishers are worried. We discuss the future of textbooks and the issues at stake when copyright law is transported into the digital age.

Guests

  • Peter Sunde A founder and spokesman for The Pirate Bay (http://thepiratebay.org/)
  • Ed McCoyd Head of the Online Piracy Working Group, Association of American Publishers
  • Michael Carroll Visiting Professor, American University Washington College of Law; Board Member, Creative Commons

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour – April 29, 2016

Friday, Apr 29 2016Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

Reviving The Chesapeake Scallop

Wednesday, Apr 27 2016In 1933, a deadly hurricane and disease outbreak decimated the bay's scallop population. Now, a local oyster company is hoping to resurrect the Chesapeake scallop –one harvest at a time.