(Cadwalladr 2012) Rick Falkvinge

Cadwalladr, Carole. Rick Falkvinge: the Swedish radical leading the fight over web freedoms [Internet]. Guardian (UK). 2012 Jan 21. Available from: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jan/22/rick-falkvinge-swedish-radical-web-freedoms. Accessed 2012 Jan 24. Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/64wzTr4kn.

Cadwalladr profiles the Pirate Party and its founder, Rick Falkvinge. She describes its rapid rise to the status of a major political party in Europe, and traces its roots to widespread outrage at the use of intellectual property law, and especially copyright law, to suppress freedom of expression. She quotes Falkvinge:

In the 1960s the buzzwords were peace and love. For this generation, it’s openness and free speech. This generation has grown up being able to say anything to anybody. Letting ideas battle it out for themselves. And all of a sudden, corporations want to take that away. And ‘offended’ does not do their emotions justice.


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