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Recitation #3: February 9, 2012 Readings: Johns Ch. 1 & 2; JoAnne Yates, “Communication Technology and the Growth of Internal Communication,” Control Through Communication; Tom Mullaney, “The Chinese Typewriter,” Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates by Adrian Johns Chapter 1: A General History of the Pirates Piracy came in England when Gutenburg’s printing press came about Issues with London book sellers Introduction: When NEC Corporation began to get reports that their products were being counterfeited and sold in China, they hired a firm called International Risk to look into it. The two years that they worked on the case, they found that they found an entire parallel NEC organization that tried to completely mimic the identity of the actual NEC. “Brandjacking” came into emergence as the news of the fake NEC began to spread over the Internet. [More information on how brandjacking works on pp. 3, top paragraph starting with “An episode generally…”] Piracy began to spiral out of control as everything seemed to be pirated, from clothes to books, etc… Intellectual property did not really exist until the mid-19th century “by which point there had been over 150 years of denunciations of ‘piracy’ (7).” Piracy arose from Western Europe when Gutenberg’s printing press came into emergence. There were many instances of unauthorized reprinting as well. The idea of patents, registers, and licenses were developed. “It set craft and economic interest against monarchy and conventional morality. In the realm of print, when the clash happened, the invention of piracy would be the result (11).” Certain practices such as artisanal crafts, policing strategies, ways of reading, etc… had an impact on the history of piracy. Copyright was invented as well because of a piracy feud. 1. With the piracy situation increasingly becoming a problem, there may be a “radical reconfiguration of what we now call intellectual property (15)” emerging. Control through Communication: The Rise of System in American Management by JoAnne Yates Telephone and telegraph weren’t influential in the development of communication 1.
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The telegraph helped speed up transmission of information from days to mere minutes. It accelerated market transactions and improved market functions as well as encouraged growth of companies. It helped to speed up the flow of information to systematic management.
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