[pp.int.general] The real ‘party with a difference’
alex.foti at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 14:13:48 CEST 2009
Actually Benkler in Wealth of Networks surveys econometric studies
investigating the nexus between patents and innovation and reports there
seems to be no correlation, which induces him to support open source also
for pharma. Altho it must be said neoschumpeterians (Dosi et al.) have long
argued there is (thus justifying temporary monopoly granted by patents as
reward for R&D).
anyway hi to the list to which I'm new and congrats to the Piratpartiet for
its great euroscore. I just wanna ask one thing: what's your position on
social issues (welfare state and the rest)? It seems to me important at the
moment given the extent and depth of the economic crisis.
thanx for your attention.
alex, milanese activist, www.euromayday.org
On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 10:00 PM, Pratik Kanjilal <pratik at littlemag.com>wrote:
> Dear Nicolas, glad you liked that column. IPRs are a very live issue in
> India, though the focus is on genome and pharma patents rather than digital
> rights. The former affect the poor directly, while the effects of the latter
> are felt at one remove. But of course they're ruled by the same patents
> regime which, we feel, must be rationalised.
> Here, I don't think anyone wants to see the patents regime dismantled
> altogether, for that would disincentivise creativity. But we'd like
> protection periods to be reduced, especially for life-saving drugs, to see
> communities being credited for originating public domain knowledge (like
> herbal medicine) and reasonable pricing that fits local markets. The last
> would benefit everyone, including corporates. It could even end piracy, you
> I'm glad to see that your movement has taken the fight for the global
> commons beyond national borders. Hope to see Pirate Party chapters in Asia
> sooner rather than later. All the best for the future.
> The Little Magazine
> New Delhi
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Nicolas Sahlqvist <nicco77 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi Pratik,
>> I am one of those members who made it possible for the Swedish PirateParty
>> to get into EU and I really appreciate the sharpness of your pen in
>> describing the issues of the party, in particular your extension of the word
>> copyright and how it effects us:
>> "The IPR regime, designed to reward creativity, now stifles human growth
>> by reducing public access to its fruits."
>> This is something that is usually forgotten in European and Swedish
>> mainstream news where we are presented as a party that are for kids that do
>> not want to do the right thing and pay for the content. Until recently it
>> was legal to share media content for private and then they decided to change
>> the game due to pressure from the IPR regime. This would however not have
>> made me vote for them as mainstream news seem to think, it is the principles
>> of shared culture, free knowledge and protected private life that made me
>> vote for the Pirate Party in Swedein already in 2006 and I will continue to
>> do so until the other parties realize the importance of these principles.
>> Please feel free to study our principles more in depth:
>> - Nicolas
> Pirate Parties International - General Talk
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