September 9th, 2010Conference
Yesterday, Dutch blog EHPO (Eerste Hulp bij Plaatopnamen) posted an interview from Dutch musician/producer/blogger Pim van de Werken with Matt Mason. In the interview, the outlines of piracy are discussed; where does piracy stop and plagiarism start? How should the music industry compete with piracy? What does Matt Mason
think should change in current copyright law? Also, the possible effect of the ACTA treaty is being discussed:
What impact will the ACTA treaty have on piracy? If Internet Service Providers (ISP”s) have to filter content, what will be
impact on piracy?
“The impact on piracy will be negligible but the impact on our ideas about free speech and privacy will be very negative. You don”t win wars against piracy with new laws alone; you win them with market-based solutions. You win by finding a legal and beneficial way for society to permit that activity. But ACTA is happening whether we like it or not. No one who should be listening to these ideas is listening.”
Read the full post on EHPO. The blogpost is in Dutch, but the interview is in English. Want to hear more from Matt Mason? Come and visit his keynote speech at the Incubate Pirate Conference on September 17 in Midi Theater, Tilburg. Tickets are for sale here and are Pay What You Want.Tags: acta, ehpo, incubate, interview, matt mason, pay what you want, pim van de werken, piracy, pirate conference, speech, tickets