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23 September 2008 19:45

The Music Industry's Red Scare

Although Marxist ideology hasn't enjoyed much of a vogue in Brazil since the '70s, Comuna's author said it was an appropriate name. "For a program which intends to share files in such a communist environment as the Internet, the name's fine," said Mikhail Miguel (not his real name), a webmaster/programmer from Rio. "Technology is taking us to a scenario where the (capitalist) way of producing will be defeated and eventually replaced. We have the seed of a new role where there will be no market rules," Mikhail said. That fits Brazil's recent embrace of neoliberalism, Mikhail declared. He argues that Comuna is symptomatic of a culture that values societal equality over the accumulation of personal wealth.

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