From:   Jeff Sharlet <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:29:17 AM
To:   Douglas Rushkoff <>
Cc:;; Occupy Writers <>; Steven J. Syrek <>; People's Library <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Re: Re-Occupy OWS Library?

That's a neat idea, too, but don't you think we need bodies in the street right now? Average person won't get what releasing from copyright means. Books as physical objects -- people as physical objects -- are, well, literally immediate.

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 9:26 AM, Douglas Rushkoff <> wrote:
You mean bring books to Zucotti? 

Could be more demonstrative for all of us to release our texts from copyright, against our publishers' contractual rights. 

On Nov 15, 2011, at 9:22 AM, Jeff Sharlet wrote:

Just an idea: Should writers re-occupy by going en masse with our books, our magazines, our zines, etc., to rebuild the OWS library?

Time's short and I'm headed down to Zuccotti, so I've cc'd this to the September 17 OWS listserv, Occupy Writers, which which I'm affiliated, the writers group, and the OWS library. I'm BCC'ing to a small group of OccupyWriters signatories that I could quickly find in my email.

If folks on the ground have other ideas, or think this is a bad idea, let me know.

Douglas Rushkoff
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