Jan Eirik Boge

Fact Check: European laws DO NOT respect freedom of speech

In relation to the terrorist attacks in France, keep in mind that in Europe, insults to religions are illegal and/or prosecuted in: Finland (Blasphemy), Germany (“Insulting of Faiths … if it could disturb public peace”), Greece and Italy, (Insults against religions), Poland (insults to religious feeling of the Roman Catholic Church), Spain ( “vilification” of…

Piracy and Profit, Adapt or Die

Is it time for “information based” industries to consider innovative adaptation, rather than legislation and prosecution, as a means of dealing with the hydra-headed beast of online piracy? The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear a file-sharing case involving a $675,000 verdict against Joel Tennenbaum. While a college student, Tennenbaum illegally downloaded thirty songs…