LP: Should all education be free? EB: I don’t think that would be a conclusive solution. But it should be permissible to steal education for yourself. LP: In the course of your education, have you ever copied or downloaded materials, resources or tools without paying for them? EB: It happens all the time. LP: Would you have been able to afford the estimated retail value of the material? EB: I wouldn’t be able to quantify an amount, but by no means would I have been able to afford even ten percent of it. LP: Would your education have been possible without these materials? EB: Not at all. LP: Do you value your own intellectual property? EB: Of course, intellectual property means a lot to everybody; that’s the reason why it should be free to circulate in new production and gain mechanisms to be triggered. LP: Would you steal a handbag? EB: Not if there was only one left.
~ Q & A with Lucky PDF for New Schools on Frieze 149 (Sept–2012)