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In this episode, we meet up with economist and piracy researcher Balázs Bodó to discuss underground pirate markets in Europe and Russia and the “Guerilla Open Access” projects of SciHub, LibGen and Ebooks Farm.
Balázs delves into the rich history and culture of pirate librarians, and we wonder if peer-to-peer sharing can stay relevant in the age of content over-abundance. Plus: does anyone actually download books any more?
Balázs Bodó currently works at the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam. Before moving to the Netherlands, he was deeply involved in the development of the Hungarian internet culture. He was also the project lead for Creative Commons Hungary.
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: Balázs Bodó
Produced by Jamie King
Edited & Mixed by Riley Byrne
Original Music by David Triana
Web Production by Siraje Amarniss
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