Why Can't We Have Political Parties Like This in the USA?
FINANCIAL TIMES The USA needs politicians like Christian Engström of the Pirate Party. Mr. Engström writes that, "On MySpace and YouTube, creative people post audio and video remixes for others to enjoy, until they are replaced by take-down notices handed out by big film and record companies. Technology opens up possibilities; copyright law shuts them down. This was never the intent. Copyright was meant to encourage culture, not restrict it. This is reason enough for reform. But the current regime has even more damaging effects. In order to uphold copyright laws, governments are beginning to restrict our right to communicate with each other in private, without being monitored."
At least the US has bright minds like Lawrence Lessig, too bad he is not an elected official or a member of the FFC board.