lotu5 on Thu, 23 Aug 2007 02:26:16 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> solidarity with modders raided in the USA

Could this be the beginning of a new, sronger coalition in the US of
hackers and anti-corporate activists? i hope so. it seems that it is
only a matter of time until the pro-intellectual-freedom movements
expressed by the free software movements, the modders and diy hackers
join up with the larger anti-corporate struggles going on against
corporations like wal-mart and haliburton.

maybe i'm being too optimistic, but it seems that the corporation as
the target of anti-corporate-globalization activists is a major site
of possible resistance in the anti-capitalist milieu.

or maybe, they'll all just keep playing video games and hope that they
don't get busted, instead of going on the offensive.

is there also a parallel with the USC 2257 raids going on against porn
producers? it seems like these egregious, beauracratic laws like usc
2257 and the dmca have very similar structures in requiring impossible
forms of compliance as a way of totally outlawing a particular
intellectual behavior through beauracracy.

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