This section provides a list of some of the sources Dr. K. Matthew Dames has referenced while developing the theory and intellectual framework that supports The Piracy Paradigm project. This portion of the site will be updated regularly.

First published: May 1, 2012
Last updated: May 1, 2012

Citation Standards

Consistent with this project’s interdisciplinary nature, it features two citation styles:

  • Articles and Books follows the style convention in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2009).
  • Cases follows the style convention in the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed., 2010).
  • Legislation and Executive Orders also follows the Bluebook style convention.

This Web site follows the same standard: legal materials (including cases and laws) follow the Bluebook standard; virtually everything else (including multimedia materials) follows the APA standard.

The American Psychological Association has official information about the APA style standard. For using APA style, however, I recommend Purdue OWL’s primer on using APA style.

The principal law journals at Columbia, Harvard, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania create and administer the Bluebook, but to implement the Bluebook, I recommend Peter Martin’s primer on legal citation.

Annotations and Comments

Given the voluminous amount of sources referenced for this project, it would be difficult for readers to read commentary about any of the sources on this page. Therefore, I will use the Blog to provide source commentary, and I will provide links from this page to the Blog whenever I have made extensive commentary about any of the sources.


Have a book, article, Web site, video or podcast you think would improve The Piracy Paradigm project? Please send us tips at G mail: thepiracyparadigm.