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2014 | 1 | 117-135

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Peer Re-Production and an Extended Culture Industry. The Case of TV Content and Redistribution in Europeanizing and Globalizing Poland


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Television content – mostly American productions – circulates among Polish Internet users. The article analyzes the increase in the scale of re-production of audiovisual content among large groups of the Polish network society. The growth in “peer re-production” constitutes an “extended culture industry.” The case of Poland is studied with quantitative audience research and survey research. The growth in the use of streaming websites providing free access to audiovisual content is explained in terms of the Polish local history of “piracy,” ongoing global processes and the generation gap






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  • Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej, Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych, Instytut Kulturoznawstwa, Katedra Estetyki i Kultury Artystycznej, ul. Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warszawa
  • Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej, Wydział Stosowanych Nauk Społecznych, Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii, Katedra Socjologii Ogólnej i Badań Interdyscyplinarnych, ul. Szczęśliwicka 40, 02-353 Warszawa


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