The “General Library,” or, Media Piracy as Minority Access, Survival, and Relation

Thursday, June 23, 2022 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The global phenomenon of media piracy, in which millions of fans participate routinely, is usually investigated through the lenses of copyright infringement, financial impacts to media industries, and how Global South fans access Global North content. This lecture by Dr. Abigail De Kosnik (UC Berkeley) will focus on fans and pirates in the U.S. who are marginalized because of ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, and/or disability, and how they regard media piracy as a practice of information and cultural access that enables their familial and community relations as well as their very survival. 

This event is part of "Console-ing Passions 2022," a conference held June 23-25 on the UCF campus for an international group of feminist and queer scholars whose interests converge around the study of television, video, audio, and new media. The group was founded in 1989 and has been hosting conferences since 1992. CP conferences present opportunities for scholars at all levels of their careers to engage with feminism, media, and social change.

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