Column: Monopoly Lawyers Shouldn't Write Monopoly Laws

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Today, I have a column on TorrentFreak elaborating a bit about why the lawyers working for the copyright monopoly shouldn’t also be the ones drafting that code of law.

Some points are obvious, but my main point and concern is that the current code creates an extortionate situation for entrepreneurs, and therefore for the economy as a whole. The really depressing part is that the lawyers are pointing at all the “licenses” agreed and use it as proof to politicians that the system works, when it’s just legalized extortion in action.

And so, the cycle continues. Over to the column and read more.

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.


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  3. Magnus

    I think you are preaching for the choir in that column.

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