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maximp · 2018-08-22 · Original thread
A great book on the recent history of music piracy and the advent of the MP3 is How Music Got Free:

BIackSwan · 2017-05-01 · Original thread
I highly recommend "How Music Got Free" for an entertaining and illuminating read of MP3 and how it changed the world - for the better or worse.

It also delves into how Fraunhofer (and its creator) benefited monetarily from its adoption.

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franzen · 2016-11-17 · Original thread
Anybody looking to know more about the origins/organization behind would do well to check out Stephen Witt's monumental book on the subject: How Music Got Free (

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