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Infoanarchism has been used as an umbrella term for various groups of people who are opposed to forms of so-called intellectual property, including copyright and patents. The term was coined in a TIME Magazine article about Ian Clarke, known as the original designer and lead developer of Freenet, called "The Infoanarchist" in July 2000.
Infoanarchist groups can include:
- People who simply think copyrights are a barrier on society, especially to poor people accessing to the culture (mainly people who are in behalf of copyleft and free P2P without censure or legal persecution).
- Warez groups.
- Anticapitalist groups/ideologies.
- Groups/ideologies thats oppose monopolistic laws that prevents free trade.
However, since some of these groups have different motives, they often do not associate with one another.
 Methods to encourage the free flow of information
Many infoanarchists use anonymous P2P networks, like Freenet, Entropy, Tor or I2P, to help protect their anonymity. These anonymous networks make it difficult for observers, or any middle man, to determine what traffic is going across the network.
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