Knowledge Yearning for Freedom


  • Ljiljana Gavrilović The Institute of Ethnography SASA, Belgrade, Serbia



Internet, freedom, copyright, knowledge, e-books, piracy


The paper is concerned with the restriction of access to knowledge/books in the contemporary digitalized global world, in which the access to knowledge has to be paid for, and wherein definitions of modes of payment control who has or doesn’t have the right to knowledge. The second part of the article deals with the struggle for the freedom of words/knowledge, and actions through which the authors/producers of knowledge and art fight the restrictions not only to the freedom of speech, but also creativity and innovation, which should be the aim of all copyright and intellectual right laws, the contemporary application of which has become its own opposite.


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How to Cite

Gavrilović, Ljiljana. 2013. “Knowledge Yearning for Freedom”. Etnoantropološki Problemi / Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology 8 (2):427-40.

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