piracy

Adrian Johns

Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates

Adrian Johns - Piracy book cover
[Johns] traces the tensions between authorized and unauthorized producers and distributors of books, music, and other intellectual property in British and American culture from the 17th century to the present.

Johns’s history is liveliest when it is rooted in the personal—the 19th-century renegade bibliographer Samuel Egerton Brydges, for example, or the jazz and opera lovers who created a thriving network of bootleg recordings in the 1950s—but the shifting theoretical arguments about copyright and authorial property are presented in a cogent and accessible manner.

Johns’s research stands as an important reminder that today’s intellectual property crises are not unprecedented, and offers a survey of potential approaches to a solution.
Publishers Weekly

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Мне кажется – это издевательство:
написать книжку о интеллектуальном Пиратстве и о его влиянии на мир и культуру,
потом выложить ее в бесплатный доступ на 1 ДЕНЬ,
но давать читать этот pdf ТОЛЬКО с помошью монстра Adobe Digital Editions,
который ТРЕБУЕТ установки version 9.0 of Adobe Flash Player.

На книгу даже в Adobe’вской проге наложены следующие ограничения:
“Allow printing: 50 pages, on this computer, at a maximum resolution of 200 dpi”, при этом в книге 636 страниц.

Сам файл – PDF, но encrypted.

Меня уже тянет эту книгу УКРАСТЬ просто из принципа.
Скриншотами и прочим извращениями.

ВО ИМЯ.

legal notice

in this days and age…

when more and more websites start to sell their (or not actually their) content,
when more torrent trackers are closed down or turned into “legal distribution networks”,
i would like to express my feelings on the matter (that’s what blogs are for, right?)

“Are you going to pay for that stuff?” he asked.
“No,” Ed said flatly. “Ed does not believe in capitalism.

you can’t stop the signal