Amazon Noir: The Big Book Crime

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Second piece of the 'The Hacking Monopolism Trilogy'

This digital action (media hack and hack activism) was carried out in the global mass-media, within the art world and on a highly sophisticated technical level. Amazon e-commerce websites were vulnerable targets. We eluded the copyright protection with software robots that used the front door of the “Search Inside” service. We stole complete digital volumes of books, reassembled them into .pdf format and redistributed them for free. The action is documented by various types of offline conceptual installations.

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Jill Walker Rettberg