Monday, June 8, 2009

A Link A Day # 181: Pirate Party's Declaration of Principles

By the time you read this, you'd have heard about the Pirate Party. It's a Swedish organisation that has managed to notch up 7.1% of the votes in the European Parliament election. The Pirate Party favours loosening up of copyright laws. I liked the concept of this party. Particularly this bit: Millions of classical songs, movies and books are held hostages in the vaults of huge media corps, not wanted enough by their focus groups to re-publish but potentially too profitable to release. We want to free our cultural heritage and make them accessible to all, before time withers away the celluloid of the old movie reels.If you wish to read more, go here.

Posted by Anantha.

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