"Copyright Regime vs. Civil Liberties."
Stanford Libraries & Stanford Center for Internet and Society
RICK FALKVINGE, founder of the Swedish Pirate Party
For a talk entitled, "Copyright Regime vs. Civil Liberties."
Tuesday July 31, 2007 from 3:00 - 4:30
Stanford Law School Room 280A
Free and open to the public
Audio will be available on Stanford iTunes at a later date.
Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party and the international politicized pirate movement, 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.
The fight against copyright aggression tends to focus on economic aspects of the shift to a networked economy. Falkvinge explains how this
conflict is much more important than that: the fight against the copyright regime is about the right to fundamental civil liberties -- down to the postal secret, whistleblower protection, freedom of the press, and the very right to an identity.
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.
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