Freedom is a slippery concept, especially when it comes to digital media. When we think about questions of copyright and digital ownership through cultural theft, freedom from domination lines up with freedom from having to pay—at least on the surface. Theft, piracy, and the commons are all concerned with getting things for free, and current configurations of online media and culture are hospitable to their insurrectionary modes of ownership.
Lothian, Alexis. Living in a Den of Thieves: Fan Video and Digital Challenges to Ownership. Cinema Journal 48.4, Summer 2009. 130-136.