September 5, 2012 (Newswire.com) - Over the last decade or so, file sharing has become a widespread phenomenon. As much as it can be a blessing in terms of communication and progress, it obviously opens the door to pursuits that enjoy a far less angelic reputation.
The significant number of internet users participating in illegal file sharing suggests that the ill-famed activities could actually be a positive process, not only for those downloaders, but for the collectivity alike.
There is evidently more to the issue than its pecuniary dimension. Rather than approaching the question from its economic angle, Takers Economy first delineates the role of art in society, and illustrates how the oneness of all beings and things is expressed in various traditions and domains of human activity. The inquiry then explores the implications of this unseparateness and the consequences of violating it. On that basis, the essay demonstrates how illegal file sharing harms not only the offenders, but the whole collectivity.
In addition, the book discusses the global picture from which the circumstances emerge, and attempts to characterize the underlying culture that gives rise to them. Finally, the essay introduces a philosophy of endosymbiotism that aims to foster attitudes and behaviours that accord with the ethics of the inherent unseparateness of being.
The author is a multidisciplinary artist and longtime practitioner of Buddhism. Formerly a software engineer, he now concentrates his efforts on artistic endeavours.
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