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Greed powers our economy through restrictive licensing deals and claims of copyright. What enables this demand is the ability to control access or demand incentives as compensation for their work. The Internet, built without these restrictions, is being threatened to include protections for licensed and copyrighted content.

G.R.E.E.D. (Glom & Restrict Entities on Existing Domains) demonstrates how a web user’s browsing experience and anonymity can be threatened through restrictions, take-downs, censorship, and monetary blackmail if such license and copyright restrictions are imposed on the Internet.

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Part of the C.R.E.A.M. exhibition at Art Micro Patronage.

Online Artist Talk, April 24th @ 7pm EST, at Art Micro Patronage

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Posted on April 5, 2012

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  1. [...] art very clever. I am curious about the outcome as well as if anyone will really install it? “G.R.E.E.D.” is a browser extension, a small piece of software, by Greg Leuch that acts as a parasite to its [...]

  2. [...] 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. [...]

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