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I was helping out recently with the final touches of the spanish version of a very cool research (really!) that focus on copyright enforcement, piracy and copy cultures: Media Piracy in Emerging Economies:

“By locating piracy within histories of non-elite media practices, we have tried to avoid definitions of piracy as theft or crime and focus instead on how pirate practices weave into existing social relations while at the same time transforming them.”

So language is power and when it comes to naming phenomena related to culture, internet and copying, the struggle over language has resulted in interesting misuses that has led to labels like pirates, whom i salute!

Those who want to control the way our culture propagate started a very vicious trend years ago by referring to the very normalized practice of copyright infringement as “theft”. There have been many attempts to explain why this is not the case. Many. At this point most people know (even supreme courts!) that infringement does not equal theft — yet there is lot of stuff that makes your eyes bleed and end up distorting the debate.

ENFORCE! is a corrective bookmarklet that force your webpage to refer to copyright infringement, copying, monopoly and culture by its proper names.

*Drag the bookmarklet to your browser toolbar and enforce at all times needed!

ENFORCE!
Test ENFORCE! on this classic Lorem Ipsum:

You wouldn’t steal a car.
You wouldn’t steal a handbag.
You wouldn’t steal a mobile phone.
You wouldn’t steal a DVD.
Downloading pirated films is stealing.
Stealing is against the law.
Piracy: It’s a crime.

Steal the disciplinary code.

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Playlist

1.Terminal- Com Truise
2.Transparency (How to Dress Well Rework) – d’Eon
3.Castles in the Grave – John Maus Demos
4.With Every Heartbeat (Nacey Bootleg)- Ludens Screw
5.I’ll Take Care Of You – Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie xx
6.A handsome stranger called death – Com Truise Remix
7.Ingen Tror På Kärlek – Anton Kristiansson
8.SPOOK x JERKBOW x TOLD YA
9.Flightwave – Com Truise
10.MindKilla – Gang Gang Dance
11.Fatima AlQadiri – Muslim Trance
12.Child Soldier – Oneohtrix Point Never
13.Supersymmetry – Laurel Halo

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Posted on December 25, 2011

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You might remember i got kicked out of a MAFIAA hearing in Mexico just for tweeting about a secret copyright trade agreement called ACTA. Boing Boing and TechDirt have fun details about it.

Lots of people have been involved in the fight against this insane legal weapon designed behind closed doors to protect the 1%. Unfortunately the United States and 7 other countries already sign it. México has pulled out for the moment and Europe still could do something to smash ACTA, once and for all.

Our friends at La Quadrature du Net in France released an awesome video that already have more than 500K views on the tube. You may share it, copy it and remix it.

Got it? Do something. Internet is for the 99%.

More at http://lqdn.fr/acta.

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SPEED SHOW PRESENTA:
Readme.txt
Jueves 7 de julio de 2011 | 7 pm
Glorieta de Insurgentes Local CC-07 B
Col. Roma
Ciudad de México

ReadMe.

El texto es un protocolo de comunicación milenario. Ya sea como parte de expresiones artísticas, protestas, críticas o for the lulz, el texto es capaz de crear un mundo ficticio, una crítica, literatura o hasta una revolución. Speed Show México presenta expresiones que tienen como principal característica el uso del texto, muchos de estos son sitios web que incorporan ya sea elementos visuales, códigos, poesía, animaciones, vídeo o son el resultado de hacking o filtración de información confidencial.

El lenguaje como la tecnología más sofisticada.

Artistas:

Carlos Aguirre – Paisaje Mexicano (mx)
Laura Balboa –You code me (mx)
Andrew Bard – Your world of text (us)
Bustrofedon – (mx)
Jorge Harmodio – Literatura Huiqui (mx)
The Juice Media – Rap News (au)
Austin Kleon – Newspaper blackout (us)
Lulz Security – Releases (internet)
Evan Roth – Mozilla Mark Up (us)
Randy Sarafan – Writes Letters (us)
Svartfax – FractalBots (se)

DJ Set: UFOria

Programación
: Violeta Solís Horcasitas y Geraldine Juárez

*Read-me only invitation

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Posted on July 4, 2011

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