Copyfight: the Book


Crop from Copyfight launch poster

The book Copyfight is a collection of Brazilian Portuguese texts, edited by Adriano Belisário and Bruno Tarin, that aim to address some of the disputes around the topic of intellectual property, throwing new light on the subject and showing how such conflicts have impacts not only in the field of media culture, but also on our everyday lives, as well as on the production of machines, objects or food.

As stated in its introduction, “the goal of the book is not to broadcast a single view or a final proposal for the current issues about free culture and piracy, but rather unveil a multitude of reflections and practices. Copyfight does not refer to a world of perfect fittings, but a world of friction.” The latter is emphasised in the book by providing multiple entry points to the texts through thematic nodes, indexes or via the notes from the editors.

The project is the result of two meetings, held in 2010 and 2011 in Rio de Janeiro and gathers contributions from: Giuseppe Cocco, Jorge Machado, f? erre!, Silke Helfrich, Matteo Pasquinelli, Richard Stallman, Beatriz Cintra Martins, Bruno Tarin, Pedro Mendes, Antonio Negri, Chapolin, Yann Moulier Boutang, Felipe Fonseca, Washington Luis Lima Drummond, Marcus Vinicius, Antoine Moreau, Dmytri Kleiner, Florian Cramer, Guilherme Pimentel, Aymeric Mansoux, Tadzia Maya, Tomás Vega, Thiago Skárnio, Miguel Afonso Caetano.

The book is released under the Free Art License and is available as PDF download. You can also support the project by purchasing a physical copy.

(rough translation from the information found on the Copyfight website)