MAUVAIS CONTACT - personal agenda
Kingdom of Piracy
With the increasing shift towards an immaterial or 'weightless' economy, the concept of
intellectual property rights has become a central issue…… The rigid enforcement of intellectual
property rights worldwide through patents, copyright, anti-piracy laws is resisted by a loose but
growing alliance of scientists, researchers, free software and open source developers, artists,
lawyers and teachers. …… The purpose of Kingdom of Piracy is to consider the law and order
provisions surrounding intellectual property in the context of geographical and cultural borders,
and to examine the changes and challenges presented by information technology.
Curatorial statement by Shu Lea Cheang, Armin Medosch and Yukiko Shikata
published at Ars Electronica 2002
The Real Crypto Movement
The crypto commons movement was born underground and was able to share its ethical foundations
with a vast mass of people around the world: the Crypto Commons movement……
I believe that the crypto-commons movement has a clear mission: to shape and
defend the techno-political evolution of computing platforms outside the logics of ownership.
The new conditions of anonymous collective ownership of decentralized information architectures
force us to understand a new ethical meaning of computational democracy.
Published 30 April 2022 by Denis "Jaromil" Roio