How the Swedish Pirate Party Platform Backfires on Free Software

Posted by KernelShepard on Jul 24, 2009 12:39 AM EDT; By Richard Stallman
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The bullying of the copyright industry in Sweden inspired the launch of the first political party whose platform is to reduce copyright restrictions: the Pirate Party. Its platform includes the prohibition of Digital Restrictions Management, legalization of noncommercial sharing of published works, and shortening of copyright for commercial use to a five-year period. Five years after publication, any published work would go into the public domain.

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On the other hand... cabreh 7 1,120 Jul 24, 2009 2:16 PM

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