Copyright-based industries have become revolutionary. That is, the machinery of production of digital wares has itself taken on the role of the revolutionary class within the political economy of digital production. The progress of capitalist production in this industry has undermined the conditions of its own possibility, not because it has driven the proletariat to rise against an oppressive system, but because the means of production, through digital media, have simultaneously made communist production possible, and the continued separation of the means of production from the laborer impracticable.
Original Publication Citation
Wittkower, Dylan E. "Revolutionary Industry and Digital Colonialism." Fast Capitalism 4, no. 1 (2008): 31.
Wittkower, Dylan E., "Revolutionary Industry and Digital Colonialism" (2008). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 6.