[pp.int.general] Finland's Pirate Party Enters Official Party Register

Philip Hunt cabalamat at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 20 20:48:00 CEST 2009

2009/8/20 Richard Stallman <rms at gnu.org>:
>    > "We are absolutely against the idea that any political party can give
>    their support
>    > to the idea of free use of protected content," said Arto Alaspää, the
>    director of
>    > IFPI Finland (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).
> A pointed response is appropriate, like
>   We are disgusted by the idea that any organization would be
>   opposed to the public's freedom to share copies of published works.
>   However --unlike IFPI Finland-- we recognize people's right to
>   stand for political positions that disagree with ours.
>   Meanwhile, we will continue to educate the public to recognize
>   that IFPI Finland is the enemy of their rights.

One could add:

"If IFPI Finland don't like the Pirate Party's policies, they're
welcome to stand against us at elections, and see how much support
they get."

Philip Hunt, <cabalamat at googlemail.com>
Campaigns Officer / Press Officer, Pirate Party UK

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