Home › Era › Old World › Copyright Monopoly › Column: Do you prefer copyright or the right to talk in private? Column: Do you prefer copyright or the right to talk in private? Columns Copyright Monopoly Posted on 2011-01-21 • by Rick Falkvinge 4133 My first column on TorrentFreak outlines the basic conflict between the copyright monopoly and basic civil liberties. Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterGoogle+LinkedInPinterest Rick Falkvinge Rick is the founder of the first Pirate Party and a low-altitude motorcycle pilot. He lives on Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany, roasts his own coffee, and as of right now (2019-2020) is taking a little break.