Friday, June 12, 2009

Arrr Pirates Poised to Plunder EU - Parlay?? or Partay?

here is a manifesto of the 'pirate party' whom i have just heard about due to their winning a seat in some election in europe. here is what they're about, I am so on board 100% with their right to privacy stuff, but their main agenda is freedom of information and reform of copyright laws. I'm a little unsure of how people who create things, like music or software or novels or medicines, would be paid/funded if their creations become public domain. but this group believes pretty strongly that everything would work better that way... or maybe they all agree they like free shit? lemme know if you have any wisdom on this piracy topic. I'm inclined to supporting them since i've 'stolen' music etc, that and i like bottles of rum. But should i be concerned about the credit where credit is due? Will their radical ideas on revamping copyright laws infringe on people's rights to profit from their inventions?

1 comment:

mjkrzak said...

I would say that, before anything, there has to be a balancing act done. As it is now, the lawmaking bodies are unduly influenced by those profiting off the artist's work.

Hard to hammer out an equitable agreement when the specially interested money talks so much louder than your average schmo. "Pick a card, any card, but remember the deck's stacked in the house's favor."

Until then, I fully expect it to remain cat vs. mouse, DRM vs. cracks, and anonymous file sharing vs. lawsuits.

Secondary topic:

I'll be heading up to Vegas late August. Anything a first-timer ought to see? (Exploration is by far preferable to gambling. Might as well just hand over my wallet, it'll save time and false hope.)

Curious if you remember me: