Post Tagged with: "sweden"

Pressure for ACTA Transparency Builds

Last week I blogged about internal Canadian documents that indicate support for greater ACTA transparency.  Now the pressure is building elsewhere, as the U.S. Trade Representative Office has promised to conduct a review of policies and Swedish politicians are voicing their support for greater openness.

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March 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Steal This Film

Cory brings attention to a new Swedish documentary titled Steal This Film!.  The documentary is well worth downloading since it provides a powerful illustration of the pressure that the U.S. exerts on other countries on copyright policy.  Further, the film demonstrates that Sweden's political parties have begun to recognize that […]

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August 23, 2006 2 comments News

Copyright and Politics

IHT carries an interesting article on the growing political pressure on politicians to adopt a balanced approach to copyright reform  It focuses on the situation in Sweden and France, where politicians from many parties are recognizing the political force of thousands of downloaders who incidentally also vote.  In Canada, those […]

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June 20, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Sweden Considers Legalizing P2P File Sharing

Sweden's Justice Minister has said that the country is open to legalizing P2P file sharing.  The Minister raised the prospect of reversing the current ban, noting that the law has not reduced file sharing and that it could be replaced with a compensatory levy.

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June 9, 2006 3 comments News