Filed under pamphlet | Tags: · copyright, free software, knowledge production, open access, piracy, publishing, shadow libraries
“In the 1990s, the Internet offered a horizon from which to imagine what society could become, promising autonomy and self-organization next to redistribution of wealth and collectivized means of production. While the former was in line with the dominant ideology of freedom, the latter ran contrary to the expanding enclosures in capitalist globalization. This antagonism has led to epochal copyrights, where free software and piracy kept the promise of radical commoning alive.
As the contributions to this pamphlet indicate, the terms of struggle have shifted: not only do we have to continue defending our shadow libraries, but we need to take back the autonomy of knowledge production and rebuild institutional grounds of solidarity.”
With texts by Memory of the World, Christopher Kelty, Balázs Bodó, and Laurie Allen.
Publisher Post Office Press, Rope Press, and Memory of the World, Coventry, 2018
Radical Open Access II series
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