Episode 3, the art of sharing considers the issues, ethics and politics of file sharing and art. Hot Water Music bassist Jason Black reflects on coming to terms with the ethical boundaries of file sharing and how it in turn has affected the punk rock community. Author Kathleen Winter reflects on the social significance of art and shares her experience with finding her novel Annabel being distributed online. UK rapper Dan Bull provides perspective on responding to the legal consequences of file sharing and on coming up with new ways to create community with his fans.
Kathleen Winter's story collection, *boY**s *(Biblioasis), won the Metcalf-Rooke award and the 2008 Winterset Award. Her novel Annabel, published June 2010 by House of Anansi Press, became a #1 bestseller in Canada and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers' Trust Award, and the Orange Prize. Kathleen Winter was born in the industrial northeast of England and lives in Montreal with her husband and daughters.
Dan Bull is a UK-based rapper, musician and digital rights activist. He advocates against intellectual property and often writes open letters to politicians and celebrities world wide to communicate his views on the topic. With support from the Pirate Bay, Dan recently undertook his 'Sharing is Caring' campaign in an effort to have an openly file-shared album top the UK singles charts.