Aram Sinnreich has worn many hats as a music, media and technology expert. He brings both an insider's perspective–having consulted top music industry execs–and a critical lens–as a musician, journalist and Rutgers University professor–to "the piracy debate" still gaining steam in America.
Sinnreich's latest book, The Piracy Crusade: How The Music Industry's War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties (University ofMassachusetts Press, 2013) is a culmination of Sinnreich's vantage points and years of research. In our conversation, Sinnreich urges listeners to rethink the skewed narrative of piracy and provides the evidence and insight to do so. Enjoy.