Sunday, May 17, 2009

Would you trust a pirate?

Apparently they're now setting up a Pirate Party also in Finland. I guess it's good to have a political force that questions the appropriateness of traditional copyright in the digital world. However, as a knowledge worker I'm not that excited about drastic changes in the protection of immaterial rights.

Anyway, my appreciation for the movement in Finland went down considerably when I saw their spokesman in the news today. When asked about the main goals of the new party he only mentioned freedom of speech and protection of privacy. Did he just forget the massive overhaul of copyright and patent laws that they're primarily after?

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