Interfacing the law

How can the right to access to knowledge be held up against claims of copyright? How can we battle the ’terror of the mind’ produced by the current intellectual property regime? Interfacing the law is an attempt to build a series of platforms, both in the sense of on-line interfaces and of public discourse, that allow us to experiment with, to openly discuss and to reflect while the next wave of court cases is waiting to happen. It is urgent that we find ways to make the public debate transcend the juridical binary of illegal vs. legal, and claim political legitimacy for acting out the potential of digital publishing, and the possibility of sharing digital books.

Project developed in collaboration with Memory of the world and the experimental publishing program at Piet Zwart Media Design, Rotterdam.


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