C4SS Feed 44 presents Nick Ford‘s “GM Deeres to be Stupid” read by Mike Godzina and edited by Nick Ford.
GM, Deere and other similar companies who rely on IP for their profits continue to be some of the best examples of how capitalism goes against the forces of freed markets. It creates artificial enclosure movements on things that wouldn’t otherwise be as scarce.
Undoing corporate privilege and corporations wholesale by fighting the state and the way it has enabled IP protectionism is a good start. We can jump-start that effort by encouraging hackers, independent fixers and the general DIY ethic within our culture. Our final goal should be to create fluid and dynamic movements and networks that can effectively and consistently harass, undermine and route around the damage that these big corporations and the state cause.
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