Reviews – Piracy Cultures

Top Reviews for Piracy Cultures: How a Growing Portion of the Global Population is Building Media Relationships Through Alternate Channels of Obtaining Content

“Piracy Cultures” generates awareness about our media consumption as it pertains to its legality. Castells and Cardoso’s collection of essays give insight into whether piracy in the future will push towards new market practices or remain as a counter-cultural practice. They stress the importance of piracy issues in today’s network society. Highly recommended.


Piracy Cultures was a highly enjoyable and educational read. The book addresses key questions about the practices of media consumption using the notion of access as a point of departure. This is an important topic as people are increasingly using alternative channels of access to consume media.