Update: Rick’s keynote at OSCON went fantastically — people literally came up to him afterwards and pressed money into his hands to donate to the Swedish Pirate Party. If you’d like to do the same, just visit www.piratpartiet.se/donate. It’s a good cause, and they make it easy for you to help. You can view a video of his keynote here
Rick Falkvinge and I just got back from Portland, Oregon (USA), where he gave a keynote speech at OSCON, the annual O’Reilly Open Source Convention. Rick is the founder of Sweden’s Pirate Party, and his speech was Copyright Regimes vs Civil Liberties.
The next morning, I gave a talk called Adventures in Copyright Reform, offering a broad, global overview of copyright reform trends, with help from Rick, who explained how copyright policy gets made in Europe.
Now we’re in the San Francisco Bay area, where Rick will give more talks during the week of Sunday, 29 July – Friday, 3 August