Pirates want to abandon author’s rights

German Hip hopper Jan Delay discusses with Christopher Lauer, member of the German Pirate Party, who’s strongly criticised for their positions on author’s rights.

Lauer confirms several times throughout the interview that the Pirate Party has no clue how artist or authors profit from this rights and insists that because files sharing exists it has to be maintained. Lauer even doesn’t understand how file sharing actually works. He complains, that monitoring of file sharing would mean scanning of the entire data on a hard drive, which is bullshit, as only those files proactively shared are open to torrent search engines, not private data or confidential information that even a Pirate would not likely share to any search engine…

read the interview here

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