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Pirate Nation

9 Oct 2008

There are now at least six million people in the UK who 'illegally' swap music and film files via the internet. The majority are young people under the age of 24. The result has already changed the face of the music industry, and the film industry is not far behind. Is there something to be said for the creativity of this kind of theft, or does the loss of economic autonomy among artists change the nature of creativity itself? Matt Mason, author of The Pirate's Dilemma: How hackers, punk capitalists, graffiti millionaires and other youth movements are remixing our culture and changing our world, comes the ICA to debate the effects of online piracy with Andrew Orlowski, executive editor of The Register.

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