Friday Download: John Perry Barlow

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) co-founder brings the Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace as a BitTorrent Bundle.

In this edition of Friday Download: a legendary proponent of open expression weighs in. John Perry Barlow’s words are cemented in American culture. His essays on Internet freedom have become required reading for law students around the globe. He was a frequent collaborator and lyricist for the Grateful Dead, coining iconic tracks like “Hell in a Bucket” and “Mexicali Blues”. Today, Barlow has released his prolific 1996 Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace as a unique digital vinyl collection via BitTorrent Bundle.



Download the John Perry Barlow BitTorrent Bundle, and unlock three tracks of the Declaration, two with musical accompaniment by Dražen Bošnjak (ft) John Perry Barlow and a video of the recording at Q Department Studios. Head to Barlow’s Department of Records website to pick up the limited edition vinyl.

About BitTorrent Bundle

BitTorrent Bundle is a publishing project made with and for the world’s creative community. Our mission is to help artists connect directly with fans, inside the content they share.

Each BitTorrent Bundle allows artists to distribute content directly to the Internet. And each Bundle comes with a key. Fans can unlock artist content, like Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, through a direct payment to the artist. The idea is to make each song a storefront, and each file more valuable, every time it’s shared. Got ideas for the next BitTorrent Bundle? Hit us up.

Austin Leigh Briggs
Written by: Austin Leigh Briggs

Austin is a content strategist at BitTorrent, Inc., working on the BitTorrent Bundles program.

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