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Professor Eben Moglen Author of The Dotcommunist Manifesto (free software mouvement) Professor of Law and Legal History - cyberlaw at Columbia Law School, New York City..The dotCommunist Manifesto.Eben Moglen*.January 2003..A Spectre is haunting multinational capitalism--the spectre of free information. All the powers of ``globalism'' have entered into an unholy alliance to exorcize this spectre: Microsoft and Disney, the World Trade Organization, the United States Congress and the European Commission...Where are the advocates of freedom in the new digital society who have not been decried as pirates, anarchists, communists? Have we not seen that many of those hurling the epithets were merely thieves in power, whose talk of ``intellectual property'' was nothing more than an attempt to retain unjustifiable privileges in a society irrevocably changing? But it is acknowledged by all the Powers of Globalism that the movement for freedom is itself a Power, and it is high time that we should publish our views in the face of the whole world, to meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of Free Information with a Manifesto of our own...Owners and Creators..Throughout the world the movement for free information announces the arrival of a new social structure, born of the transformation of bourgeois industrial society by the digital technology of its own invention...The history of all hitherto existing societies reveals a history of class struggles...Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, bourgeois and proletarian, imperialist and subaltern, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that has often ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes...The industrial society that sprouted from the worldwide expansion of European power ushering in modernity did not do

Professor Eben Moglen Author of The Dotcommunist Manifesto (free software mouvement) Professor of Law and Legal History - cyberlaw at Columbia Law School, New York City..The dotCommunist Manifesto.Eben Moglen*.January 2003..A Spectre is haunting multinational capitalism--the spectre of free information. All the powers of ``globalism'' have entered into an unholy alliance to exorcize this spectre: Microsoft and Disney, the World Trade Organization, the United States Congress and the European...
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