We Will Grow Old: Pirates Aren’t Children ~On PirateWho

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PirateWho

Just wrote my second article for PirateWho – yay!  Sidenote: I’m excited that I finally have a place where I can go on about pirate ideology with others of like mind.  Rambling all by yourself gets a little lonely.  Plus, I hope I can be of use in bringing a little bit of the artist’s… Read more »

File-Sharing Recognized as Official Religion in Sweden

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Kopimism

Yup.  Official religion. Official. Religion. My first reaction when I read this article was to look at the calendar and make sure it wasn’t somehow April suddenly.  Of course, internet pranks aren’t limited to ye ol’ traditional April Fools.  And after following the link at the end of the article and putting in my email… Read more »

Avoid the Piss in the Pool–Get on the Pirate Ship

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TPBTapeBones

Last week, writer Andrew Hickey posted his thoughts on unprofessionalism in indie writing in a post entitled “Pissing in the Pool or  Why Readers Hate Indie Writers.”   In sum, the refusal of their authors to aspire to higher quality–in the product, in their writing, in their conduct–gives all indie writers a bad name.  “If you… Read more »

Pirate Denied Due Process Because of Illness

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TPBTapeBones

Update 9/1/12: He’s ALIVE!     Sadly, he’s alive in a Cambodian jail with only the prospect of Swedish prison ahead of him, being that he was denied the right to defend himself….    But OMG – Alive! Since we’re talking about libraries… (Or:  No, this is not off topic!) Is There a Prison for… Read more »

Newspeak

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Part III of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Start from the beginning) The copyright debate rests on an argument both inherently false and absurdly simplistic. Piracy is stealing. The contortion of the language has been so successful that the matter of “What is piracy?” in many people’s minds is settled beyond doubt. Questioning it… Read more »

Thief, we have our rights, Thief, thief, thief!

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Part II of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Read Part 1) “For the first time, we saw everything they could bring to the battle. And it was… nothing. Not even a fizzle. All they can say is “thief, we have our rights, we want our rights, nothing must change, we want more money, thief,… Read more »

“They’re Not Buying Diapers”

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You wouldn’t want to meet this guy on the high seas! (This is Peter Sunde. He is not really so scary.) Part I of What Pirates Say To Copyright. For the record, piracy–even the kind that doesn’t involve killing people at sea–is illegal in most places. I’m not encouraging it, because, face it, who needs… Read more »