First Monday!

First Monday was the one journal that really sucked me into academia. At a time when nearly all the journals I was interested were locked behind a crazy paywall subscriptions system that makes them totally irrelevant to anyone outside of the the ivory towers, First Monday had escaped – it’s on the outside looking out. I stumbled across the journal  while procrastinating about preparing my PhD application, and it occured to me that this was a journal that might be interested in publishing a crossover cultural studies and political economy account of the history of copyright and potential for alternatives in the future – turns out I was right and they have a ton of that stuff now. Anyways, thanks to the brilliant minds of Dr Colin Slater and Professor Brian Martin, the latest edition of First Monday, now features ‘Sharing music files: Tactics of a challenge to the industry‘ by Brian Martin, Chris Moore, and Colin Salter’.