Photostatic Retrograde Archive, no. 45
now available for download, retrograde release no. 5, june 2002:
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Description. "One World One Virus." Not unusually, media critiques form the core of this dispatch. Negativland files a report detailing their views on the Island Records vs. SST/Negativland case over the provocatively named recording U2. The Immediast Underground’s contributions include plans for liberating us from the ‘ecology of coercion’ by turning the force of the media spectacle back on itself. It is fair to say that plagiarism is on everyone’s mind, judging from the contributions of Steve Perkins (in a guest editorial entitled ‘Plagiarism: The Bastard Child’) and Mark Palmer (an essay entitled ‘Plagiarism: The Truth in Doubling’). The Copyright Violation Squad also makes an appearance in support of Negativland, offering to make copies their suppressed ‘U2’ recording to all who send in a blank tape. And the League of Disdainists weigh in with a satirical ‘Cultural Survey’ on Mail art.
Contributors include. Stephen Perkins, Potlach, Immediast Underground, League of Disdainists, Negativland, Copyright Violation Squad, Enrico Aresu, Mark Palmer, Benjamin Allen, Thomas Wiloch, Lloyd Dunn, Fintan Friel, Clint Simonson, Ross Martin, Florian Cramer, U.A. Sanabria, Jean-FranÃ§ois Robic.
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