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Liam Wyatt: Gratis & Libre
"Gratis & Libre” discusses aspects of the idea of freedom in history by analysing the means by which it is curtailed. Specifically these are: the changing nature of copyright; attempts at censorship; knowledge destruction; the monetary cost of knowledge; and the politics of language. It seeks to show how Wikipedia walks a well-trodden path of anti-authority when it comes to the various means by which the ideal of freedom has been curtailed.
Liam Wyatt is the Multimedia Coordinator at the Dictionary of Sydney and one of the hosts of the Wikipedia Weekly podcast. He recently completed his Honours thesis, "The Academic Lineage of Wikipedia: Connections and Disconnections in the Theory and Practice of History", at the University of New South Wales.