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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Music and film industry bully ISPs to 'threaten' internet users

BPI, which represents the British music industry, and the Motion Picture Association (MPA), which covers film has bullied Internet Service Provides to send warning or advisory letters to anyone who downloads film or music.

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Steal This E-Book? - New Yorker (blog)

Steal This E-Book? - New Yorker (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it

Early in his career, Karl Marx addressed the central conundrum of the working writer: “The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.”A writer’s works, he declared, “are ends in themselves; so little are they a means either for himself or for others that, if necessary, he sacrifices his own existence to theirexistence.” As Marx grew older, though, his financial position became more fraught. In his struggle to support his growing family, he not only pawned the family’s linens and borrowed funds from his collaborator Friedrich Engels but also began writing for money, at the New-York Daily Tribune.

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Claiming a Copyright on Marx? How Uncomradely - New York Times

Claiming a Copyright on Marx? How Uncomradely - New York Times | real utopias | Scoop.it

The Marxist Internet Archive, a website devoted to radical writers and thinkers, recently received an email: It must take down hundreds of works by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels or face legal consequences.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation