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Re: <nettime> What has copyright to do with democracy?
Novica Nakov on Sun, 7 Jun 2009 19:36:38 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> What has copyright to do with democracy?

> In view of recent debates, not the least those in Sweden, I wrote
> this article about the democratic aspects of copyright legislation.
> Many people today claim that copyright and democracy are incompatible
> concepts, that copyright infringes the privacy of readers and other
> cultural consumers etc. I believe it is not that simplistic:

Here is an interesting talk about the same topic:


Copyright Regime vs. Civil Liberties

Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, talks about the
rise and success of pirates and why pirates are necessary in todayâs
politics. Heâll also outline the next steps in the piratesâ strategy
to change global copyright laws.

The fight against copyright aggression tends to focus on economic
aspects of the shift to a networked economy. Falkvinge explains how
this conflict is much more important: the fight against the copyright
regime is about the right to fundamental civil libertiesâdown to the
postal secret, whistleblower protection, freedom of the press, and the
basic pillars of democracy itself. From O'Reilly MySQL Conference &
Expo, Santa Clara, CA, April 16, 2008.


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