Steal This Show S01E02: Pirate Academics

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Today we bring you the second episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we talk about anti-piracy campaigns and why a group of academics are promoting file-sharing, among other things.

steal240In this second episode we discuss why pirates have always attracted extra-territorial law enforcement; the UK’s current anti-piracy campaign and the coolest anti-piracy campaigns of all time; and the cases again Libgen, Sci-Hub etc., and why they’re not just immoral, but also doomed to fail.

Finally we talk about a group of academics who are saying that file-sharing should be the future of knowledge creation – and are asking their peers to become peer-to-peers.

Steal This Show (STS) is a TF-supported initiative produced and hosted by Jamie King.

STS 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 big innovators and minds, one-on-one.

Host: Jamie King

Guests: Lawrence Liang and Tomislav Medak

Produced by Jamie King
Edited & Mixed by Eric Bouthiller
Original Music by David Triana

Topics being discussed this week:
Megaupload Programmer Already Freed From U.S. Prison
UK Anti-Piracy ‘Education’ Campaign Launched, Quietly
The Cases Against Sci-Hub and Libgen


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