Obviously exploitation through intellectual property reaches different domains of society. You have independent artists getting sued because they expressed a creative derivative of a work, you have the biggest tech-companies (Apple, Google, Microsoft) effectively using copyright laws to establish monopolies on the information market, you also have pharma companies which kill thousands of people through patenting drugs and consequently making them unavailable. Compared to the private ownership of physical things (like a factory, machines etc), the private ownership of information/art is much less visible, but an ever increasing method of oppression. Industrial machines, logistics, communications, and exchange and storage of money rely on software more than ever; the public consciousness relies on information/art that comes through huge social networking and video streaming platforms more than ever.
This is not an issue generally discussed in anarchist circles, but I found myself thinking about it a lot lately. How can an effective info-politics be constructed, only behind our keyboards? How do we continue doing our art under capitalism? Can we create an info/tech-resistance without creating a class of specialists? It seems like the only way to resist this info-system -an offshoot of the military-industrial complex- is through diverting its tools and using them against it.