tisdag 3 september 2013

Intellectual property, Sweden and the battle of The Pirate Bay

I write the article Intellectual property, Sweden and the battle of The Pirate Bay in Cafe Babel- the European Magazine on 5 March 2009.

On 16 February, the most publicised trial of the content industry kicked off against the defendants responsible for the Bit Torrent tracker site. Four are charged with being accessories to breaking copyright law. They may face fines or up to two years in prison if found guilty.

The conditions for creating and consuming music, film, literature, journalism, computer software and games and other intellectual production have changed dramatically in less than a decade. Paradoxically, the public is consuming ever more culture. It is in the creative industries the impact of the development of technology to copy and share content on the internet has been most keenly felt.

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