Steal This Show S02E09: The Information Apocalypse

News Bits

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Jeremy Kauffman, founder and CEO of the blockchain-based, P2P content platform LBRY.

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stslogo180This episode features LBRY‘s founder and CEO, Jeremy Kauffman. Jeremy introduces us to the soon-to-be-launched, blockchain-based, P2P content platform LBRY, and discusses the excitements, challenges and potential threats to liberty of running a completely decentralized, out-of-control platform.

We take on a variety of topics: upstart ‘shitcoins’ and their similarities to currencies in the US before the Federal Reserve; whether the era of “too much information” is causing social instability – and if we need to rethink starting projects like LBRY as a consequence; the libertarian idea of ‘free anarchy zones’ and Jamie’s idea for a Robot Slave Party; and whether Julian Assange’s problems are mostly a result of Wikileaks’ centralized information infrastructure.

Steal This Show aims to release bi-weekly episodes featuring insiders discussing copyright and file-sharing news. It complements our regular reporting by adding more room for opinion, commentary, and analysis.

The guests for our news discussions will vary, and we’ll aim to introduce voices from different backgrounds and persuasions. In addition to news, STS will also produce features interviewing some of the great innovators and minds.

Host: Jamie King

Guest: Jeremy Kauffman

Produced by Jamie King
Edited & Mixed by Riley Byrne
Original Music by David Triana
Web Production by Siraje Amarniss

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