Legalized file sharing, shorter protection times for the commercial copyright monopoly, free sampling, and a ban on DRM.
These are the main points of the proposal for copyright reform that the Pirate Party is advocating, and which the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament adopted as its group position in September 2011.
This is a constructive alternative to the controversial ACTA agreement, and to the criminalization of the entire young generation.
This booklet explains why such a reform is both necessary and sustainable, and will benefit both citizens and artists.
About the authors:
Rick Falkvinge is the founder of the first Pirate Party and a political evangelist, traveling around Europe and the world to talk and write about ideas of a sensible information policy. He has a background as a tech entrepreneur.
Christian Engström is a Member of the European Parliament for the Swedish Pirate Party. Before becoming a politician he was an entrepreneur and computer programmer, who became involved in politics over the issue of software patents.
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This book was published with support from the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament.