Computer technologies are bringing about an abundance of information, a new land of endless possibilities far away from any abstract solutions of the copyright. Everyday practices of people in these networks are both wiping out and opening up the old rules and rights to copy – turning the known back into the unknown.
In the summer of 2008, the Piratbyrån crew undertakes a bus trip from Sweden to Manifesta 7 in Bolzano / Bozen. The journey will be a workshop whose aim is the formulation of a new, collaborative statement based on the group’s experiences of the recent Scandinavian conflicts over copyright. When the bus arrives there will be a final party featuring Jem Noble. The bus will then be left behind as part of the exhibition, along with the documentation of Piratbyrån’s work. The party is open to all.
Piratbyrån (The Bureau of Piracy) might be best known internationally for starting up The Pirate Bay , which is now the world’s largest bit torrent tracker and the subject of a controversial court case.
Piratbyrån is a group of theorists, artists, consultants, activists and pranksters concerned with the impact of digital information abundance on the creation of cultural meaning, cultural production and economies of urban life.
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