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This episode features LBRY's founder and CEO, Jeremy Kauffman. Jeremy introduces us to the soon-to-be-launched, blockchain-based, P2P content platform LBRY, and discusses the excitements, challenges and potential threats to liberty of running a completely decentralized, out-of-control platform.

We take on a variety of topics: upstart 'shitcoins' and their similarities to currencies in the US before the Federal Reserve; whether the era of "too much information" is causing social instability - and if we need to rethink starting projects like LBRY as a consequence; the libertarian idea of 'free anarchy zones' and Jamie's idea for a Robot Slave Party; and whether Julian Assange's problems are mostly a result of Wikileaks' centralized information infrastructure.

Showrunner & Host Jamie King | Editor Riley Byrne Original Music David Triana | Web Production Siraje Amarniss


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In this episode we meet up with economist and piracy researcher Balázs Bodó to discuss underground pirate markets in Europe and Russia and the "Guerilla Open Access" projects of SciHub, LibGen and Ebooks Farm. Balázs delves into the rich history and culture of pirate librarians, and we wonder if peer-to-peer sharing can stay relevant in the age of content over-abundance. Plus: does anyone actually download books any more?
Balázs Bodó currently works at the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam. Before moving to the Netherlands, he was deeply involved in the development of the Hungarian internet culture. He was the project lead for Creative Commons Hungary. His interests include copyright and economics, piracy, media regulation, peer-to-peer communities, underground libraries, digital archives, informal media economies. His most recent book is on the role of P2P piracy in the Hungarian cultural ecosystem.

Showrunner & Host Jamie King | Editor Riley Byrne Original Music David Triana | Web Production Siraje Amarniss


Presented by TorrentFreak | Sponsored by Private Internet Access

Executive Producers: Mark Zapalac

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