Falkvinge: "Copyright Regime vs. Civil Liberties."
Tuesday July 31, 2007 from 3:00PM - 4:30PM
The Swedish Pirate Party strives to reform laws regarding intellectual property, including copyright, patent and the protection of design. The agenda also includes support for a strengthening of the right to privacy (such as private property and private information), both on the Internet and in everyday life.
Falkvinge talks about the rise and success of pirates, and why pirates are necessary in today's politics. He'll also outline the next steps in the pirates' strategy to change global copyright laws.
Bio: Rick Falkvinge is the founder and leader of the Swedish Pirate Party, as well as the founder of the international politicized pirate movement. His leadership took the Pirate Party from nothing into the top ten parties in the last Swedish election, without a dime in the campaign chest; Rick's personal candidacy came in at rank #15 out of over 5,000 candidates for the 349 parliamentary seats. While he didn't win a seat due to threshold rules, his fight for civil liberties continues, focusing on the current copyright aggression that threatens our rights to privacy, postal secret, whistleblower protection and more.
For more on the Pirate Party, see this wikipedia article.
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