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Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright
In an age of digital technology and renewed anxiety about media piracy, Inherent Vice revisits the recent analog past with an eye-opening exploration of the aesthetic and legal innovations of home video. Analog videotape was introduced to consumers as a blank format, essentially as a bootleg technology, for recording television without permission. The studios initially res ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 28th 2009 by Duke University Press Books
(first published January 1st 2009)
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Lucas Hilderbrand lives in Los Angeles and teaches film and media, visual, and queer studies at the University of California, Irvine. He has written on the pleasures and politics of video bootlegging, the mediations of queer memory, and the ambiguities of experimental documentary.More about Lucas Hilderbrand...