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Why the free software community cares about The Pirate Bay

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We are currently living in a historical moment which will define and shape digital rights and information freedom on the internet for generations to come. It’s one of those rare moments where the issue is black and white and where the two opposing camps can be identified without over-simplifying the issue.

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Argentine Professor Attacked for Sharing Philosophy Classics Online

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A French publishing company, Les Editions de Minuit, has brought criminal charges against a professor in Argentina for making Spanish translations of classic works of philosophy available for free on the internet, including Nietzsche, Heidegger and Derrida.

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Thank you from Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales

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"...Your donation makes you a key supporter of the free culture movement [...] You have proven that Wikipedia matters to you, and that you support our mission: to bring free knowledge to the planet..." via Wikipedia raises $6.2 M, exceeds 2008 fundraising goal

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An appeal from Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales

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"Dear Reader, Today I am going to ask you to support Wikipedia with a donation. This might sound unusual: Why does one of the world's five most popular web properties ask for financial support from its users? [...] We share a common cause: Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's our commitment..."

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Wikipedia has emerged the 4th popular website

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With a staff of just 22 people, Wikipedia Foundation, a not for profit organisation, headquartered in San Francisco (USA) has gone on to emerge as the fourth most popular website globally, after being founded in 2001.

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Richard Stallman: Free Software and Beyond

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"Conference by Richard M. Stallman at the First International Conference Free Knowledge, Free Technology - Education for a free information society in Barcelona (Spain), 15 July 2008, on the production and sharing of free educational and training materials about Free Software..."

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Impossible thing #2: Comprehensive free knowledge repositories like Wikipedia and Project Gutenberg

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Project Gutenberg, started in 1971, is the oldest part of the modern free culture movement. Wikipedia is a relative upstart, riding on the wave of success of free software, extending the idea to other kinds of information content. Today, Project Gutenberg, with over 24,000 e-texts, is probably larger than the legendary Library of Alexandria.

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