> Sounds like you should start an Aus pirate party Ben if you're going to use
> the scare quotes around all possible uses of the word ;)
There already is one: pirateparty.org.au
> cheers, Pat S.
> On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 9:27 AM, Ben Finney <ben+freesoftw...@benfinney.id.au
> > wrote:
> > Howdy all,
> > The Wheeler Centre is organising an IQ² Debate with a topic related to
> > free culture, that of copyright and the misnomer “piracy” for copyright
> > infringement.
> > The digital revolution is counter-intuitive to copyright.
> > Technological change is moving too fast for adequate laws to be
> > implemented – and for affected industries to keep pace.
> > With such open access to information these days, how do we know
> > where one person’s work ends and another begins? Is the very idea of
> > intellectual property becoming a nonsense – or is it too important
> > to give up on, for the continuing functioning of the arts and the
> > sciences? And – the million-dollar question – how can we ensure
> > creativity continues to pay?
> > Our speakers will consider the obstacles and opportunities ahead.
> > <URL:
> > http://wheelercentre.com/events/event/copyright-is-dead-long-live-the-pirates/
> > >
> > --
> > \ “He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his |
> > `\ enemy from oppression.” —Thomas Paine |
> > _o__) |
> > Ben Finney
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