I just learned that Philippe Aigrain passed away, in his house in the mountains, near Argeles (in the South-West of France). I am so sad.

Philippe had been my inspiration for my research on software patents when I was a student.

Later we co-founded La Quadrature du Net together.

In addition to being an incredibly generous and sensitive person, a great friend, Philippe was a brilliant thinker, philosopher, writer, programmer, strategist, poet...

What a loss for the world... :((((

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Among his many writings, "Sharing: culture and the economy in the Internet age" will remain the reference for anyone who wants to understand the benefits for culture and all of humanity of sharing works on the Internet.

More than a concrete utopia, more than a thorough research based on indisputable facts, it is a real political program, to end the oppression of a weaponized copyright and promote openness and sharing for all.

archive.org/details/sharing_20

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