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posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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Pirate Party Member Insists on Copyright for Book


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Encouraging free sharing of files on the Internet, including copyrighted material, is an official platform of Germany's Pirate Party. This week, however, a senior member of the party has been policing illegal downloads of a book she published through a subsidiary of Random House. Will the party continue to promote its "information must be free" line?
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posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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Money talks - BS walks!!

Basic storyline: she agrees a deal with a major publishing house, and now wants to get the loot and principles be damned!!


When it came to publishing her new book "Click Me," Schramm's agent sought to hook a big fish -- and it succeeded. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported that Munich's Albrecht Knaus Verlag, owned by Random House, ultimately sealed the deal, offering an advance of more than €100,000 ($131,010). In the tome, Schramm rails against capitalism and what she calls the "content mafia". Her publisher is also charging a pretty penny for the book, with a cover price for the hardback edition of €16.99 and €13.99 for the e-book.


just to show that I don't think that it is only right wing conservative religious nut-jobs that can be as thick as porcine effluent!

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posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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I don't know how she is doing this, but how I would do such a thing is, free online, and or low cost too, ie. such as kindle, or something. And for sale in print, and many prefer their books printed, not on a screen.



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul

Pirate Party Member Insists on Copyright for Book


www.spiegel.de

Encouraging free sharing of files on the Internet, including copyrighted material, is an official platform of Germany's Pirate Party. This week, however, a senior member of the party has been policing illegal downloads of a book she published through a subsidiary of Random House. Will the party continue to promote its "information must be free" line?
(visit the link for the full news article)



How did I miss hearing about the Pirate Party? Do they have a candidate running for president? Can we write their names in when we vote?

Oh, never mind, I just read they are from Germany. My bad.
edit on 9/19/2012 by WarminIndy because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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No, they actually have a USA party here...this is the Mascot.

From my understanding (which is not much) the USA version are sort of Anarcho-capitalists, but that was my impression on something I read a year or so ago and haven't ever really paid much attention to them. But I do like this mascot...lol




Beats a jack-ass and an elephant



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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Beats a jack-ass and an elephant


 


Maybe the logo does, but the actions and words embody the jackass...





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