Live Q&A With Rick Falkvinge & Christian Engstrom Concerning 'The Case For Copyright Reform'; Techdirt Book Club

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Today at 11am PT/2pm ET (and 8pm for Rick & Christian) we’ll be hosting a live Q&A session with Rick Falkvinge, founder of the first Pirate Party and Christian Engstrom, the first Pirate Party member elected to the European Parliament. As mentioned this is part of the Techdirt Book Club series, and we are discussing their recently published book called The Case for Copyright Reform. The efforts of Christian and others are already having a big impact in the EU Parliament, with the EU Greens already adopting the Pirate Party’s position on copyright. We’ll be talking about the book, but I believe both Christian and Rick are open to talking about a wide variety of topics.

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Gwiz (profile) says:

Re: Re:

And for the rest of us who actually have enough intelligence as not shut their brains off when they see the word “Pirate”:

From Wikipedia:

Pirate Party is a label adopted by political parties in different countries. Pirate Parties support civil rights, direct democracy and participation, reform of copyright and patent law, free sharing of knowledge (Open Content), data privacy, transparency, freedom of information, free education, universal healthcare and a clear separation between church and state. They advocate network neutrality and universal, unrestricted access to the Internet as indispensable conditions to some of this.

I’m guessing our esteemed Anonymous Coward also thinks the Green Party consists of Kermit the Frog, The Incredible Hulk, The Green Hornet, Oscar the Grouch and a couple of other very envious people.

Anonymous Coward With A Unique Writing Style says:

Re: Re:

I guess you haven’t been here when he’s responded to idiots like you and quite clearly stated, in absolutely no uncertain terms, “I do not condone piracy.”

But of course, why would you care even if he came into these comments and said that again? You’d just ignore it in order to keep harping on about “Pirate Mike” and his “pro-piracy” ways.

Svante Jorgensen (profile) says:

Re: Re: temporary monopoly to spur creation

Are there any evidence to support that a temporary monopoly (of any kind or length) really spur creation more than it hindres it?

The basic problem is that to give the right to one, you have to take it away from all others.

In a ever more connected world, the benefit of no monopoly grows ever larger, but the limited benefit of one person having a monopoly says the same.

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