Copyright Reform

Future Artefacts - Future Piracy – Appropriation and Production

Our very own Chris Monteiro speaks with Future Artefacts to discuss the future of copyright, piracy, production and appropriation.

Wednesday, 6 July, 2016 - 13:00

What a Jeremy Hunt

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When Mr Hunt was asked on Sky News if he would have to take some responsibility if a patient died because of industrial action he said
 
"The people who are responsible for what is happening are the people who chose to strike."
 
A point I'd like to draw attention to during the interview between Eamonn Holmes and Jeremy Hunt is where Eamonn made the statement in response to Mr Hunt drawing attention to needing to save money
 
"Is that the reality? Of all the ways you could save money in the NHS, of all the people you could club... if you were going after the pharmaceutical companies who were making massive profits over medicines and things people might say 'well done'..."
 
Naturally this is a stance my fellow Pirates and I have been taking for some years. There is more than enough capacity even with the botched budgets from the Tories to provide doctors with a fair wage if Jeremy Hunt would simply implement reform on how the UK treats drug patents.
 

Pirate Party Delivers on Copyright

Monday, 19 January, 2015 - 10:15

EU copyright rules simply aren't suited to cope with the increase of cross-border cultural exchange facilitated by the Internet, an upcoming European Parliament own-initiative report evaluating 2001's copyright directive finds. The draft released today by Julia Reda, MEP for the German Pirate Party, lays out an ambitious reform agenda for the overhaul of EU copyright announced in the Commission's work programme.

Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda said:

Bskyb: Copyright reform for digital services would 'do more harm than good'

Article at The Inquirer about BskyB claiming that now is not the right time for copyright reform, saying it likely would do more harm than good. The Inquirer notes that The UK Pirate Party calls for an overhaul of copyright and intellectual property policy, calling for "a law that reflects the digital age". This article links to our magazine article Copyright Reform: We're Getting Somewhere.

Thursday, 19 June, 2014 - 11:00

Hargreaves review: A starting point for a brighter digital future

Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 21:45

Responding to the the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth released today, the Pirate Party UK welcomed the conclusion that copyright and patent law must adapt to the changing world in which we live.

As we made clear in our submission to the review, the Pirate Party agrees that copyright and patents should 'make not break markets' and that the rights of innovators and artists should be balanced with those of the public to enjoy such work.