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Rickard Falkvinge

Rickard Falkvinge

The software engineer Rickard Falkvinge is the founder and chairman of the Swedish Pirate Party. Their main demands are a reform of the patent and copyright law, freedom of information and data protection. Falkvinge lives close to Stockholm.

Last updated on 31.10.2013


Patent Monopolies


Monopoly on Idiocy

Our current patent system cannot be fixed; it must be abolished if we want to safeguard innovation and human development.


Patent Law and Copyright


Monopolies in Disguise

Copyright and patent law are nothing but monopolies in disguise. Their only justification is the promotion of creativity and innovation. Yet in practice, the obstruct the very tendencies they are supposed to cultivate. It is time to rethink patent law.

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