by Mike Masnick
Thu, May 28th 2009 12:08pm
TorrentFreak points us to the news that one of Sweden's most influential and prolific authors has written an editorial where he throws his support behind The Pirate Party and explains why. He talks about the advance of technology and how silly it is to try and stop it, and then discusses the damages done by excessive intellectual property. He discusses how copyright often gets in the way of the creative class in getting their works out there and consumed, and when that happens the interests of spreading ideas should outweigh any protective interests. And this is coming from someone who is considered one of Sweden's most prolific writers. The idea that things like The Pirate Bay needs to be stopped or there won't be incentives to create are pretty much disproved right here.
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