Open Conference Systems, NorLit 2011

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Om pirater & partisaner
Leif Dahlberg

Last modified: 2011-06-25


The essay discusses the liquid spatiality that characterizes the
activities of the pirate, the juridical liquid space that is created in
his or her wake, and reactions to pirate activity that in various ways
attempt to territorialize the open sea. The essay also considers the ways
in which the activities of modern pirates affect the relationship between
the juridical and the political. The focus is on le- gal, cultural, and
political relationships between activities and spatialities, and in
particular on the relationship between solid and liquid states. Although
the perspective is mainly that of intellectual history, the essay also
discusses some recent historical events, in particular the legal processes
against the Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.

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