Jonathan Marshall on Sun, 13 Dec 2015 00:27:52 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Vice > Peter Sunde > I Have Given Up

>Equating 'freedom' with 'right' to consume unpaid commercial content was
>the biggest meme hijack of the decade. It reminds of the sinister side
>of some hippie communities, where 'free love' was used to excuse rape.

I'd say that the biggest 'meme'-hijack of the last 40 years has been equating the idea of 'freedom' with the right to purchase - end of story.

At least the idea of a right to use ideas for free, attacks the idea of producing freedom through extending corporate property rights.


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