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Re: Kaspersky wants to make Tor illegal and supports a globalized policed internet.
2009/10/21 Eugen Leitl <eugen@xxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 08:35:10AM -0400, Flamsmark wrote:Spoken as a Pirate Party member, that's pure slander.
> I don't really want to stretch this analogy too far, and I certainly don't
> think that it's reasonable to compare people who obtain, share and
> distribute media in ways often suggested to violate local laws; with an
> organised group of armed political activists/terrorists who killed many in
> bombings. Nonetheless, wouldn't Piratpartiet already be the Sinn Fein
> (completely legitimate political arm) to the massive group of sometimes
> self-identified pirates (the legally dubious underground organisation)?
Among its many goals, Pirate Party does not want to abolish copyright altogether.
However, it definitely wants to change the current status quo, which is
unacceptable, and hurts both the artists/content producers and consumers.
I don't think that Sinn Fein enjoyed the death and fear that was the result of IRA actions either. However, they shared a belief in a more unified Ireland, much as 'pirates' and Piratpartiet share a belief in more reasonable copyright laws, and execution, as well as a variety of other electronic and surveillance freedom issues. If you think that what I said was slanderous, you may be interpreting more of a normative view than I was trying to espouse.