Since the problems with the pirate bay
in sweden the Pirate Party
has become more popular in Europe, a party now existing in numerous european countries. They are trying to change laws and politics in the area of copyright, DRM, privacy and patents. It now exists in Austria as well
and in two months, it might be possible to vote them into our government.
The idea behind this party is nice, and I thought about voting for them. But the problem is: I'm a software developer. And I would loose a lot of money or even my job because of this, luckily I'm not a game developer anymore, for them it would be even worse. Why? The Pirate party wants to legalize the use of private pirate copies of copyrighted material. Nice, eh?