Libre Society

Libre Society

The Libre Society is a radical artistic and cultural movement that is committed to releasing free/libre/open-source art, music and literature. The Libre Society released a manifesto, called the Libre Manifesto, as its call to action.

The Libre Sociey has been inspired by the copyleft movement, the 1960s Situationists and writers such as Antonio Negri, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Karl Marx, Carl Schmitt and Friedrich Nietzsche. Set up by artists and intellectuals, it rejects art as merely objects to be bought and sold and instead reaffirms art as liberating, transformatory and emancipatory.


Libre Commons Licenses have been launched which are expressly political in nature and attempt to counter the anodyne Creative Commons licenses which have been criticised for being too friendly to the content industries.

Copy Rip Burn is a touring show of work and art around created and inspired by the Libre Manifesto.

Libre Culture is an international libre publishing collaboration between Pygmalion Books (Canada) and the Libre Society (UK). This book of essays and articles (written by the authors of the "Libre Manifesto") was first published in October 2007 and is available for free directly from the publisher.

ee also

*Creative Commons

External links

* [ Libre Society Manifesto]
* [ Berry, D. M & Moss, G. (2008). Libre Culture: Meditations on Free Culture. Canada: Pygmalion Books.]

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