IP Monopolies, Not Pirates, Are The Real Threat To Artists

We’ve all been lied to about piracy. Many of us have been made to believe that online “pirates” rob artists of their livelihood, while Intellectual Property (IP) law exists as a means of protecting the rights of individual creators to make a profit and protect their integrity. 

What the rise of tech monopolies in the last decade has shown us is the opposite: IP law mostly serves corporate interests, while anyone who participates in digital public preservation, archiving and sharing is increasingly criminalized as a “pirate.” 


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