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We Are Winning: How Pirate Parties Are Changing The World - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

It is important to understand here that the eastern parts of Europe are not happy about the copyright monopoly construct at all, nor about its invasion of civil liberties. Poland has been exemplary at mounting opposition, and in Serbia, the Creative Commons concept is even seen as a huge step backwards as it imposes restrictions on how you can use culture and knowledge. So it boils down to a united western Europe putting pressure on eastern Europe to keep pushing a repressive agenda. Break the unity, break the agenda. The emperor really is naked.

If the German Piratenpartei manages to get 10-15% in the national elections, comes out on top in the coalition game, and becomes a supporting part of the next German administration in return for the administration absorbing its policies, then the game is over, and we won. That development would set off a chain of events:

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Apr 14th, 2012 at 04:34:52 AM EST
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This seems very optimistic to me.

Look to the LibDems in the UK as an example of how a junior coalition partner can go in thinking it holds all the cards and come out having achieved none of their main manifesto aims.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sat Apr 14th, 2012 at 05:16:37 AM EST
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