Sep 082009
 September 8, 2009  Posted by  Online, Surveillance

Kris Kotarski has an op-ed in the Calgary Herald on copyright enforcement threatening privacy. He writes, in part:

It is increasingly apparent that modern copyright law is utterly and completely incompatible with the right to privacy. This is at the core of the Pirate movement in Europe which broke through to elect its first members of the European Parliament this summer, and the Pirate Party of Canada, which is collecting signatures on its website to register as an official political party as we speak.

While the name may sound a little humorous, the cause is very serious indeed. Whether you spend a lot of time online or not, the Pirate movement aims to keep the bounds of your and your children’s relationship with their government in a reasonable place, and to make certain that the balance between citizen rights and the bottom line does not tilt in the wrong direction.

Read more in The Calgary Herald.

Hat-tip, Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing

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