This work offers a broad view on media piracy as well as a variety of comparative perspectives on recent issues and historical facts regarding piracy. It contains a compilation of texts on grassroots situations whose stories describe strategies developed to share, distribute and experience cultural content outside of the confines of local economies, politics or laws. These stories recount the experiences of individuals from India, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Mali and China. The book is structured in four parts and begins with a collection of stories on piracy dating back to the invention of the printing press and expanding to broader issues (historical and modern antipiracy technologies, geographically specific issues, as well as the rules of the Warez scene, its charters, structure and visual culture…).
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CONTRIBUTORS Jota Izquierdo,
Christopher Kirkley, Marie Lechner,
Pedro Mizukami, Ernesto Oroza,
Clément Renaud, Ishita Tiwary,
DESIGN Maria Roszkowska
PROOFREADING Philip Jan Nagel
TRANSLATION Themba Bhebhe
PUBLISHED BY Aksioma, Ljubljana
PRODUCED WITH Pavillon Vendôme, Clichy
In partnership with Abandon Normal Devices, Kunsthal Aarhus & Neural Magazine / Supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Ljubljana and the Municipality of Clichy, France. The Pirate Book was released in the framework of Masters & Servers www.mastersandservers.org
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
thepiratebook.net - 2015