piracy

Posted on 2016/10/29 by

Pirates in the Classroom: The Afterlives of a Lecture Recording

Information piracy, whether in popular culture or in academia, is largely an issue of circulation. Unlike its swash-buckling and sea-faring counterpart, the OED describes this form of piracy as “the unauthorized reproduction or use of an invention or work of another, as a book, recording, computer software, intellectual property, etc., esp. as constituting an infringement of Read More

Posted on 2013/07/22 by

22-7-2013 Antiviral and Piracy Discourse

Last week, I stayed up late and watched Brandon Cronenberg’s (yes, son of David Cronenberg) debut feature Antiviral. What I expected from the trailer and the IMDB description of the film was a sci-fi horror treatise on the cult of celebrity and the fetishization of illness (Cronenberg’s apparent inspiration for the feature came when he Read More