Pirate practices and economical change

Posted: September 30, 2010 by alxbal in Classes, Research, Resources

Hi all,

in Yesterday’s class we started an interesting discussion on copyright and copyleft issues. We also watch a video of Matt Mason who wrote the book “pirates dilema”. A longer version is at http://vimeo.com/5975288.

Here is an example of how a “pirating” activity becomes no longer a pirating activities once businesses figure out how to profit from them…. Youtube now has a lot of copyrighted content freely available, with the knowledge and approval of copyright owners. See how it works in this wired article:  http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/03/ff_youtube_5secrets/2/

The book The starfish and the spider explains this very well as well.

Open Source Alrternatives: http://www.osalt.com/

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