Pavel Pepperstein and Dmitry Volkov held a performance called People against the book under the title “Freedom of Will. An Illusion or a Possibility”. They turned to a medieval judicial tradition to determine the fate of a book accused in providing the philosophical underpinning to punish people, and thus is capable to break the existing balance in relations between state and society. History knows hundreds examples of medieval legal trials for animals and inanimate objects. The reason for such cases consisted of the conviction that the equal retaliation law was of universal nature.

During the trial Dmitry Volkov acted as a lawyer who advocated justice of claims and conclusions contained in the book before the trial jury and performance spectators. After the voting procedure, the judge Pavel Peppershtein rendered the verdict.