The Pirate Book



The Pirate Book

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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, Cl√©ment Renaud, Ishita Tiwary, Ernesto Van der Sar, Micha√ęl Zumstein
Design: Maria Roszkowska
Proofreading: Philip Jan Nagel
Translation: Themba Bhebhe
Published by Aksioma, Ljubljana
Produced with: Pavillon Vend√īme, Clichy