Friday, May 1, 2009

Pirate Party Vies for EU Seat

Sweden's Pirate Party (Piratpartiet) - whose platform consists mainly of abolishing copyright and patent law - appears to be gaining enough support to claim a seat on the European Parliament.

Hey, I'm all for burning a few mp3s here and there, but this really is amazing to me. Perhaps it is their candor that is surprising...most politicians wish to legalize stealing without your knowledge. These guys put it right out there for everyone to see. I wonder if their followers have thought through the consequences of the proposals, after all the free movies and music have lost their allure. Perhaps they simply do not care.

I believe in property and I believe in intellectual property. A world without property laws would have dangerous seas to navigate, indeed.


The Garden of Self Defence said...

I disagree, a world without private property laws would be a far less destructive place.

A very merry International Composting Awareness Week to you an your readers.

All rights relinquished.

Chief said...

We have a fundamental disagreement, Garden. I certainly would not like it if someone pirated my compost.

Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself. ~ John Locke

Winston Smith said...

"I disagree, a world without private property laws would be a far less destructive place."

I'm really pushing for the repeal of the 2nd amendment, as well as the federal ratification of recreational marijuana. Put your shoes back on and join the real world.

Chief said...

I stand by my defense of private property, but I will submit a rebuttal to intellectual property...
Against Intellectual Property
I am not 100% sold on all the arguments, but it has certainly opened my mind to a new viewpoint.