“Ars Technica was founded in 1998 when Founder & Editor-in-Chief Ken Fisher announced his plans for starting a publication devoted to technology that would cater to what he called ‘alpha geeks’: technologists and IT professionals. In the ensuing years, Ars Technica became a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, breakdowns of the latest scientific advancements, gadget reviews, software, hardware, and nearly everything else found in between layers of silicon.”
Boing Boing is the web’s favorite zine devoted to the weird, wonderful and wicked things to be found in technology and culture. Independent for nearly 25 years, it publishes a daily mix of short articles, long features, and video productions. An award-winning internet phenomenon, Boing Boing’s archives now contain 100,000 posts and is read by millions of readers every month
Pirate Times is an international news service about the pirate movement. Today +40 countries have started their own active pirate parties. This creates a need for the interchange of information, news and tips between the parties. We aim to change that by setting up an international news service for pirates. We want to inform pirates and everyone interested in pirate politics about topics that are relevant to all of us from an international perspective.
“WIRED is the first word on how ideas and innovation are changing the world. Each month in the magazine and every day online, our editors deliver a glimpse into the future of business, culture, innovation, and science.”
ZeroPaid.com is a website dedicated to news, computer software, community, and file sharing. It offers news, software reviews, links, and a user forum. Drew Wilson, one of the site’s authors, presents us a well documented review of the most important studies on file-sharing and piracy. The series is available on the publication’s website.
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, journalist, blogger and activits in favour of liberalising copyright law. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Craphound, his personal website, includes full-texts of selected works, articles, podcasts and reviews.
Copyhype provides news and info on current developments relating to copyright law, the media industries, and the digital economy. It cuts through the hype to bring reasoned discussion aimed at both legal and nonlegal audiences. Written by Terry Hart, the current Director of Legal Policy at the Copyright Alliance.
The blog Falkvinge & Co. contains comments on information policy and civil liberties in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
Rick Falkvinge is the founder of the Swedish and first Pirate Party, which has representation in the European parliament and has spawned Pirate Parties in more than 60 other countries.
IPKat is a law blog founded in June 2003, and dedicated to intellectual property law. The site covers news of recent judicial rulings, decisions of patent and trade mark granting authorities, primary and secondary legislation, practice and procedural notes and recent publications, together with comments.
Lawrence Lessig is an American academic and political activist for reduced legal restrictions on copyright and IP, particularly in technology applications, and he has called for state-based activism to promote substantive reform of government. Lessig is a founding board member of Creative Commons, the founder of Rootstrikers, and the political action committee Mayday Superpac.
Pop Culture Pirate is Elisa Kreisinger, a video artist based in Brooklyn. Her latest work includes remixing Mad Men into feminists and The Real Housewives into lesbians. An advocate and activist, Elisa works with a number of institutions and NGOs to continue to pave the way for a mash up-friendly web that acknowledges creators rights under US Copyright Law’s Fair Use provision.
Started in 1997 by Mike Masnick and then growing into a group blogging effort, the Techdirt blog uses a proven economic framework to analyze and offer insight into news stories about changes in policy, technology and legal issues that affect companies ability to innovate and grow.
TorrentFreak is a weblog dedicated to bringing the latest news about BitTorrent and everything that is closely related to this popular filesharing protocol. They are not, as they say, “a news aggregator”. “We try to be the source of all the latest breaking news in the p2p world.”
First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer–reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet. Since its start in May 1996, First Monday has published 1,300 papers in 208 issues; these papers were written by 1,759 different authors.
International Journal of Communication Vol. 6 2012: Piracy Cultures is a special edition within the annual release of the International Journal of Communication with a special section dedicated to piracy. Editors: Manuel Castells, Gustavo Cardoso.
For the piracy section of the volume search “piracy cultures”.
The Journal of Peer Production seeks high-quality contributions from researchers and practitioners of peer production. We understand peer production as a mode of commons-based and oriented production in which participation is voluntary and predicated on the self-selection of tasks. Notable examples are the collaborative development of Free Software projects and of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia.
Law and Contemporary Problems Vol. 70 (2) 2007: Cultural Environmentalism @ 10 is a special edition of the Law and Contemporary Problems journal dedicated to intellectual property, copyright and creativity.
Editors: James Boyle, Lawrence Lessig
Surveillance & Society is an independent, open-access, free, peer-reviewed academic publication on surveillance studies. It aims to publish innovative and transdisciplinary work on surveillance; encourage understanding of approaches to surveillance in different academic disciplines; promote understanding of surveillance in wider society; encourage policy and political debate about surveillance.
“Webology is an international peer-reviewed journal in English devoted to the field of the World Wide Web and serves as a forum for discussion and experimentation. Concerns include the production, gathering, recording, processing, storing, representing, sharing, transmitting, retrieving, distribution, and dissemination of information, as well as its social and cultural impacts. There is a strong emphasis on the Web and new information technologies.”
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