Media Monopoly: Thomas Edison to Hillary Rosen

George Ziemann has two excellent articles that explore the early days of the recording and music industry and how their attempts to monopolise their respective mediums in the past failed. The Dawn of Recorded Music and the First Pirates focuses on early collusion in the phonograph industry and Music, Movies and Monopoly on Thomas Edison’s failed attempts to restrain fair trade in the two new media he gave commercial rise to — via Slashdot

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