The Pirate Book - Nicolas Maigret & Maria Roszkowska - 2015

About The Pirate Book


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…).




EDITED BY Nicolas Maigret & Maria Roszkowska


CONTRIBUTORS Jota Izquierdo,

Christopher Kirkley, Marie Lechner,

Pedro Mizukami, Ernesto Oroza,

Clément Renaud, Ishita Tiwary,

Ernesto Van der Sar, Michaël Zumstein


DESIGN Maria Roszkowska




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
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.



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