Peter Sunde: ‘Copyright is the oil of the 21st century.’

Copyright is the oil of the 21st century, and that is a fight we have to win. Don't be naive and dare to break the rules.

Peter Sunde, founder The Pirate Bay and Flattr
Short versionJust a few weeks after this interview the founder of the illegal download platform The Pirate Bay was arrested. Was that justified or not? Personally I am deeply impressed by the ideals and vision with which this hopeful monster is trying to change the status quo. In this interview he talks extensively about the transition phase we are in right now, about how information takes over the role of oil, about how the latest technologies (can) make an end to scarcity and about the role the young internet generation can play in all this: ‘Don’t be naïve. You have to do more than just clicking the ‘Like’ button.’

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