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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.

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About The Author: Rick Falkvinge

Rick is the founder of the first Pirate Party and is a political evangelist, traveling around Europe and the world to talk and write about ideas of a sensible information policy. He has a tech entrepreneur background and loves whisky.

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    RT @Falkvinge: on #infopolicy: Column: Monopoly Lawyers Shouldn’t Write Monopoly Laws http://goo.gl/fb/drZ7P

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    RT @Falkvinge: on #infopolicy: Column: Monopoly Lawyers Shouldn’t Write Monopoly Laws http://goo.gl/fb/drZ7P

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    Magnus

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

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