Panel Royalties and Commons

Root Event

6. Werkleitz Biennale Common Property / Allgemeingut

Parent Event

Panel Royalties and Commons
3. 9. 2004


Mercedes Bunz (RespondentIn)
Ariane Müller (ModeratorIn)
Erik Stein (RespondentIn)

At a meeting of 4.000 people the decision was made that patent fees are an imposition and an unfair tax on free work, and that for this reason the meeting obliges to immediately abolish them by burning all patents. Should anyone be apprehended for not possessing a patent, the united people will defend and protect him.
The discussion will be held in German.


  • Mercedes Bunz (DE), editor of de:Bug, Zeitschrift für elektronische Lebensaspekte
  • Erik Stein (DE), member of the publishing collective b_books

Ariane Müller, artist and co-curator of the 6th Werkleitz Biennale