20 de jun de 2009
Assistindo à fala do jornalista de música Matt Mason na Openvideo Conference, tomei conhecimento de um livro dele que me pareceu interessante. O autor já foi DJ e coisa e tal, daí que podemos antecipar algumas posições dele em relação ao tema. Mas tudo bem, fui à Amazon e reservei um na shopping cart. Vejam esta resenha que pesquei de lá:
The Pirate's Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism
From Publishers Weekly
Music journalist Mason, a former pirate radio and club DJ in London, explores how open source culture is changing the distribution and control of information and harnessing the old system of punk capitalism to new market conditions governing society. According to Mason, this movement's creators operate according to piratical tactics and are changing the very nature of our economy. He charts the rise of the ideas and social experiments behind these latter-day pirates, citing the work of academics, historians and innovators across a multitude of fields. He also explores contributions by visionaries like Andy Warhol, 50 Cent and Dr. Yuref Hamied, who was called a pirate and a thief after producing anti-HIV drugs for Third World countries that cost as little as $1 a day to produce. Pirates, Mason states, sail uncharted waters where traditional rules don't apply. As a result, they offer great ways to service the public's best interests. According to Mason, how people, corporations and governments react to these changes is one of the most important economic and cultural questions of the 21st century. Well-written, entertaining and highly original, Mason offers a fascinating view of the revolutionary forces shaping the world as we know it.