Thursday, August 10, 2006

"You do not want youth politicizing" - Sweden's Pirates

So warns John Dvorak. The US government stirred up a hornest's nest by strongarming Sweden to shut down The Pirate Bay. In the aftermath, the Pirate Party was born in Sweden. Now it's hit Dvorak's radar. And he notices how young and energetic the people are in this movement. Dvorak writes, "Well, it looks like the boneheads in Hollywood and the RIAA, along with onerous new copyright laws such as the DMCA and other restrictions, are triggering change."

Creative Commons LicensePhoto by Michell Zappa.

Having just read the book Information Feudalism: Who Owns the Knowledge Economy by Peter Drahos with John Braithwaite, I feel embarassed by the bullying of our federal government, foisting our artificial intellectual monopoly grants upon the rest of the world through threats of trade sanctions. Bad karma.

1 comment:

Mats Ivarsson said...

Bad karma indeed. I recommend reading the legal correspondence posted at Extremely fun and courageus attitude towards frivolous legal threats.