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Piracy, Property and the Crisis of Democracy
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of Culture Studies – Tema Q. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3309-3840
University of Western Sydney, Australia.
2015 (English)In: eJournal of eDemocracy & Open Government, ISSN 2075-9517, E-ISSN 2075-9517, Vol. 7, no 1, 135-150 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A political battle is being waged over the use and control of culture and information. While media companies and copyright organisations argue for stricter intellectual property laws, a growing body of citizens challenge the contemporary IP-regime. This has seen a political mobilisation of piracy. Pirate parties see themselves as a digital civil rights movement, defending the public domain and the citizen’s right to privacy against copyright expansionism and increased surveillance. Since the first pirate party was formed in Sweden in 2006, similar parties have emerged across the world. This article draws on a study of the culture and ideology of copyright resistance, through interviews with pirate party representatives in Europe and North America. It focuses on challenges to democracy, and the distinction between public and private property and spaces, in the wake of the war on terror and the global financial crisis.

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Krems, Austria: Donau-Universitaet Krems , 2015. Vol. 7, no 1, 135-150 p.
Keyword [en]
Pirate parties, digital activism, participation, resistance, democracy, civil rights
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Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122604OAI: diva2:868605
Piratkopieringens ideologi: En studie av piratkopiering, upphovsrätt och modernitet i Sverige, USA och Australien
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P11-0060:1
Available from: 2015-11-11 Created: 2015-11-11 Last updated: 2016-05-03Bibliographically approved

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