Alexander Sebastian Dent

A new book by Professor of Anthropology & International Affairs, Alexander Sebastian Dent, PhD, provides a first-hand look into how twenty-first century capitalism generates piracy and produces fraught consumer experiences in Latin America and beyond. The book, Digital Pirates, examines the unauthorized creation, distribution, and consumption of movies and music in Brazil and offers an experienced overview of piracy as indispensable to current capitalism alongside increasing global enforcement of intellectual property (IP). Complex and capricious laws might prohibit it, but piracy remains a core activity of the twenty-first century.