Infoanarchism is an
umbrella termfor various groups of people who are opposed to forms of intellectual property, such as copyrightand patents. The term was coined in a " TIME Magazine" article about Ian Clarke, known as the original designer and lead developer of Freenet, called "The Infoanarchist" in July 2000. The anti-copyrightmovement includes a wide range of groups and views and infoanarchists have emerged as part of the broader copyright social conflictand copyrightdebate.
Infoanarchists may use
anonymous P2Pnetworks, like Freenet, Entropy, Tor or I2P, to help protect their anonymity. These anonymous networks make it difficult for observers, or any middleman, to determine what traffic is going across the network. Such technology may serve to protect people who wish to publish or receive digital files anonymously, like corporate whistleblowers, political dissidents, or groups that engage in the deliberate infringement of copyright law.
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