Monday, 14 January 2008

More Swedish Pirate Action

by Charles Pooter

As this quote of the day and its linked article demonstrate, Sweden is at the forefront in the battle against IP (Imaginary Property) . In this extremely interesting interview, Rick Falkvinge of the Swedish Pirate Party explains how Sweden's head start with fast domestic 'net connections (10 megabits per second in 1998, 100 megabits per second now) raised file sharing up the country's political agenda. He also explains how weak the opposition's arguments are and how framing the debate in terms of civil liberties (essentially, a totalitarian level of surveillance would be required to truly prevent file sharing), put the enemy on the back foot. Well worth reading the whole thing.

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