[pp.int.general] Interesting quote

Andrew Norton andrew.norton at pirate-party.us
Wed Aug 29 17:13:33 CEST 2007

I do this this is amusing too - 

What's your technology background? 
Garfield: Initially, working at a law firm, I had an interest in working with technology. What was important was that I got into this area very early, in 1998 or 1999, when a lot of these things were developing.

Seems I got a better history than he does (over 21 years computing experiance, and back in 98 I was introducing napster to the record company I was working for at the time)

Thanks for pointing this article out - for some reason this article dodged my rss, and it's good to note this for the future.

Andrew Norton

On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 09:00:03 +0200, "Rick Falkvinge (Piratpartiet)" <rick at piratpartiet.se> wrote:
> Yup, we discussed that a bit. It seems he can't tell the Pirate Party
> from the Pirate Bay (while still claiming it's important to keep track
> of). Check the next question:
> Do you think that the Pirate Party's attempts to battle you guys at the
> ballot box is a legitimate way to work out these issues?
> Garfield: There's nothing about what the Pirate Bay does or what the
> Pirate Party does that is legitimate. There's nothing philosophically
> principled about it. They steal copyright content and accept advertising
> dollars based on taking other people's work. There's nothing noble about
> it.
> I mean, that's the kind of statement we can put on our own election
> campaign posters (next to the "I hope they don't get any votes at all"
> quote from Mats Johansson, a member of Swedish Parliament). It seems to
> me that he's responding with a canned answer about the Pirate Bay, when
> the question was about us.
> Rick
> On Wed, 2007-08-29 at 07:51 +0100, Andy Milner wrote:
>> Picked it up while lookin for News stories this morning...
>> >From Dean Garfield (Chief Strategy Officer, MPAA)
>> Question:
>> The Pirate Party in Sweden has plans to spread the anticopyright
>> movement all over the world. Does it worry you that that some people
>> see the issue of copyright as an attempt by Hollywood to suppress
>> information and are painting piracy as a crusade?
>> Garfield:
>> It is a concern. Part of our challenge is to view the Pirate Party,
>> and those who support it, as a market competitor. We have to make sure
>> that we, as an industry, are as attuned to the marketplace as they
>> are. We have to be steadfast to respond to market wishes. We also
>> shouldn't close our eyes to it, and we will be responsive to it.
> http://news.com.com/Hollywoods+copyright+enforcer/2008-1026_3-6204654.html
>> on page 2...
>> //A
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