Stay Free!

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Stay Free! is a non-profit magazine about the politics of culture based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by Carrie McLaren in 1992 while working at Matador Records, it tends to focus on "the perversions of media and consumer culture." Each issue has a theme, such as pranks, copyright, or marketing and past issues have included interviews with Lawrence Lessig, Negativland, Stuart Ewen, and Public Enemy.

In March 2007, Carrie McLaren announced Stay Free! would no longer be published in print, though they would continue on online.[1]

The name was intended as an ironic homage to Stayfree maxipads, though it is also the title of a song by The Clash.

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To protest the expansion of copyright law, the magazine sponsored the Illegal Art exhibition, website and compact disc, all featuring artists challenging copyright or art works which were the subject of copyright suits. Stay Free! also published a free media literacy curriculum.

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  1. ^ The future of Stay Free! published March 2007, http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2007/03/the_future_of_s.html

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