Hacker Culture Reading Lists: Hackers and Intellectual Property

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Hacker Studies Reading List: Hackers and Intellectual Property

This bibliography should give you a good start in investingating near and dear to hackers fond of free and open source software, but also some insight into considerations around piracy and the work of pirates in their interventions against copyright and intellectual property.

Reading List

Benkler, Y. (2006). The wealth of networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom. Yale University Press.

Bretthauer, D. (2002). Open Source Software: A History. Information Technology and Libraries, 1(21), 3–10.

Coleman, G. (2013). Coding freedom: The ethics and aesthetics of hacking. Princeton University Press.

Groom, N. (2010). Unoriginal genius: Plagiarism and the construction of “Romantic” authorship. In L. Bently, J. Davis, & J. C. Ginsburg (Eds.), Copyright and Piracy: An interdisciplinary critique. Cambridge University Press.

Kelty, C. (2008). Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software. Duke University Press.

Liang, L. (2011). Beyond Representation: The Figure of the Pirate. In G. Krikorian & A. Kapczynski (Eds.), Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property (pp. 353–376). Zone Books.

Maxigas. (2012). HackLabs and HackerSpaces: Tracing Two Genealogies. Journal of Peer Production, 2(2012).

Mueller, G. (2016). Piracy as Labour Struggle. TripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 14(1). 333-345.