Posts Tagged: Mutiny

Hacking Mutiny [2] – Design your own Bespoke Paperback

Back in London for a few days after a great break in Italy. It’s been great hearing how much people are enjoying the book and being challenged by it. Keep the reviews coming – as tweets or blog posts or, if you’re able to, on Lulu and Amazon too. As I’ve said before, one of

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Hacking Mutiny! [1]

The limited edition hardbacks I printed up of Mutiny! were pretty much a wild success ;-)… Lots of people wanted them, and people seem pretty pleased with the results. I may end up doing another limited run after the summer (and will have a few available at Greenbelt, plus perhaps some in the US in

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Thoughts On Music Piracy… Gift, Copyright and Technology

One of the issues that people have immediately jumped on when I have told them I’m writing about piracy is the thorny issue of pirated music. I know quite a few people who make a living from recording music, and clearly this is a big issue for them because it gets to the heart of

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‘For Nic’

“Cancer takes so much, it’s ruthless, however there are some things it can’t touch. It can’t take how you feel about someone; it can’t steal what has already been written…” Seems that copies of Mutiny! are arriving and people are getting stuck in, which is brilliant. Can’t wait to hear how people have found it…though,

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Is ‘The Examined Life’ Worth It? | Philosophy, Theology and Death

Through a good friend Barry Taylor I started reading some stuff on Simon Critchley, and was struck by this interview over at Full Stop, in which he talks about the roots of philosophy: Philosophy begins with a death, but it doesn’t just begin with a death — it begins with a political execution. He is

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Press / Review Copies of Mutiny

As Mutiny! is being self-published, there’s no ‘big machine’ behind it to be able to easily distribute lots of gratis copies for reviewers…sorry! However, I obviously want people to be able to get hold of the book if they are going to help publicise it. So, for a limited time, I’ve arranged for reviewers to

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Mutiny! Available Now!

The time for Mutiny has finally come! I was going to wait until everything had worked itself through various systems and things were sorted on Amazon and iBookstore etc, but in the end I thought sod it – just let the thing run free now… especially as Lulu are offering a really nice site-wide discount

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Mutiny [3] – Saying What You Want to Say | ‘Total Theology’

I’ve been talking in the previous two posts about why I’ve chosen to self publish my forthcoming book on pirates – firstly as a statement about regaining control of the means of production and secondly about attempting to get some debate going about copyright and reinvigoration of the public domain. The third reason concerns the

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Mutiny! [2] – Rethinking Copyright and Enriching the Public Domain

  The second big reason I’m choosing to self-publish Mutiny! is to do with copyright issues. One of the things I explore in the book is how messed up ideas of copyright have become, moving far away from the sense in which it was originally intended. You can read the whole argument below, but, in

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