Jussi Parikka

in Software Studies

Published by The MIT Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780262062749
Published online August 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780262273343 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses the copying process, a major concept in the digital software culture. It focuses on the emerging trends and technological advancements of the copying process. The rest of the chapter comprises a detailed discussion on the elements and works involved, starting from the early times to the modern age and the ways in which the copy routine impacted the software studies. The conclusion states that digital copying copes with the digital rights management techniques; it also describes the relationship between the network and communication areas.

Keywords: copying; digital software culture; digital rights management; networks; communications

Chapter.  3343 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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