Reminder: The Case For Copyright Reform: Techdirt Book Club For June

from the read-up dept

We mentioned this earlier in the month, but just wanted to pass on a reminder that the June "Techdirt Book Club" book is The Case for Copyright Reform, by Rick Falkvinge (founder of the first Pirate Party) and Christian Engstrom (Member of European Parliament). Both Christian and Rick will be joining us for an online discussion/Q&A on June 29th at 11am PT, and I'm sure it will be a spirited discussion. The book is, of course, available for free download at the link above if you haven't yet had a chance to read it.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 21st, 2012 @ 5:23pm

    Does anyone have a case for not abolishing IP laws.

    Oh, IP abolition may put the profit margins of govt. established monopolists in danger? The profit margins of the middlemen will dwindle if you abolish them? Is that your case?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 21st, 2012 @ 10:29pm

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    I think the latest argument was that if IP was abolished, supermarkets would collapse and everyone would die of hunger.

     

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    Sacha, Jun 21st, 2012 @ 10:32pm

    How will they join you for an online discussion? Forum, G+ hangout, IRC etc.?

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Jun 22nd, 2012 @ 12:59am

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    How will they join you for an online discussion? Forum, G+ hangout, IRC etc.?


    We'll be using CoverItLive's live blogging platform, which works well for Q&A type settings.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2012 @ 9:30am

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    What's sad is that your comment isn't all that far off from what their real argument is.

     

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