THE PIRATE BOOK - thepiratebook.net
A COMPILATION OF STORIES ABOUT SHARING, DISTRIBUTING AND EXPERIENCING CULTURAL CONTENTS
OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES OF LOCAL ECONOMIES, POLITICS, OR LAWS.
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 (TorrentFreak.com), Michaël Zumstein
Design: Maria Roszkowska
Published by Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Produced by Aksioma and Pavillon Vendôme, Clichy
In partnership with Abandon Normal Devices, Kunsthal Aarhus and 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.