[pp.int.general] /!\ URGENT /!\ | Help PPNL to win the elections by answering our easy questions !

Ralph Hinterleitner hinterleitner at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 11:10:12 CEST 2010


in 1954, the Netherlands signed the The Hague Convention for the
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflicts[1].
While this document focuses on international acts of war, it contains
universally valid statements on the importance of cultural assets to
society and human kind:

    "Being convinced that damage to cultural property belonging to
    any people whatsoever means damage to the cultural heritage of
    all mankind, since each people makes its contribution to the
    culture of the world;"

    "Considering that the preservation of the cultural heritage is
    of great importance for all peoples of the world and that it
    is important that this heritage should receive international

    "[cultural property is] movable or immovable property of great
    importance to the cultural heritage of every people, such as
    [...] works of art; manuscripts, books and other objects of
    artistic, historical or archaeological interest; as well as
    scientific collections and important collections of books or
    archives or of reproductions of the property defined above;"

    [1] http://www.un-documents.net/cpcpeac.htm

Today, the increasing cupidity, deviousness and ignorance of
certain corporations exceedingly endangers the preservation of
cultural property for the general public. By limiting the
availability of arts and restricting access to knowledge and
information they sacrifice both, sustainable development
and maintenance of our intangible cultural heritage.

It's probably time for another Convention as an answer to
multilateral treaties such as ACTA: Protection of Cultural
Property against Monopoles and Acts of short-sighted Economy.

Further reading:

    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    UNESCO Normative Actions: http://piraten.in/6ie

    Law, ethics, and the visual arts
    Google Books: http://piraten.in/6if

May you do well in the interview and the upcoming elections!
Hope it helps. Godspeed!


International Coordinator
Pirate Party of Germany

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 11:26 PM,  <coretx at piratenpartij.nl> wrote:
> Next Thursday we're having a debate versus a "jurist" (in 't engels) about
> why copyright-protected work should be free for non-commercial use. We'll
> be going head to head, and we'll be getting 24-second turns to make 10
> arguments each for why this is.
> We figured let's crowdsource this a little. What are the best arguments
> you've heard to prove our point as Pirate Parties about why
> copyright-protected works should be free for non-commercial use?
> Help us win our seat in Dutch parliament for the June 9 elections!!
> Don't debate, just push your one or two liners !
> Cheers,
> Samir Allioui ( #1 candidate ) & Bas Grasmaayer ( Communications manager. )

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