fredag 7 maj 2010

Intellectual property in the EU

I write my column Pirates of the European in TCS Daily on 12 March 2004.

The EU needs to boost intellectual property protection

Intellectual property is necessary for the continued development of not just software technology but anything based on information -- just about everything in the knowledge economy. At the same time striking the balance between protecting it and protecting civil liberties is hard as long as they are viewed as fundamentally opposed. But there is no reason they should be opposed; what remains is to find a workable form. The EU directive may be the first step towards this, but it is likely not the end.

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