The Internet Baboons

Photographers G.K. and Vikki Hart have something to teach about copyright and remix in the Internet age: “Yes, it would be nice if they made more money, but to make people laugh and for people to take it and use it their own way… you just can’t buy that

An open letter to Apple

“an open letter to Apple + experimental prosumer manifesto on the issues of planned obsolescence, upgrade culture, technological self-reliance, control and copying. A [re]mix/make of Phil Morton’s 1976 video tape ‘General Motors’, in which contemporary Chicago [dirty] new media artists explain their love && hate relationship with the ‘default art computer’. by Nick Briz, copy<it>right 2013″

The DRM Chair

The DRM Chair has only a limited number of use before it self-destructs. The number of use was set to 8, so everyone could sit down and enjoy a single time the chair.
A small sensor detects when someone sits and decrements a counter. Every time someone sits up, the chair knocks a number of time to signal how many uses are left. When reaching zero, the self-destruct system is turned on and the structural joints of the chair are melted.”

Dear Lily

Musician Dan Bull wrote an open letter to Lily Allen after her recent campaing against file sharing. And he sang it, borrowing music from one of her songs. Brilliant…

“That’s the actual reason, you see; and please don’t compare sharing to stealing – I’ve not took anything off you, I’m just spreading love for what you do. Downloaded your songs for free, then I bought my mom your CD.”

OOD (Out of Date)

piratebat

Dialogue from the Pirate bay Trial:

Prosecutor: “When did you meet [Gottfrid] for the first time IRL?”
Judge: “IRL?”
Prosecutor: “in real life.”
Pirate Bay defendant: “We do not use the expression IRL. No, everything is in real life. We use AFK—away from keyboard.”
Prosecutor: “It seems I am a little bit out of date.”

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