Adrian Johns


On his book Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates

Cover Interview of May 09, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“How to reconcile the realms of creative authorship and commercial life.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

Piracy also traces the emergence of a private policing industry devoted to forestalling or detecting piracy—an industry that has itself repeatedly skirted illegality in its methods.”

On the second:

“The intellectual property wars need some historical insight if they are not to be waged interminably.”