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Richard Stallman Opts to Disobey Anti-Piracy Law

Jun 12, 2011, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"In a recent interview the the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Richard Stallman says that the public should disobey Spain's new anti-piracy law.

"It is as unfair as Sarkozy and Berlusconi, and should be disobeyed by users," Stallman says referring to The Sinde Act.

"How many authors writing earn money to pay his expenses? A hundred, five hundred? Is that enough to restrict freedom of all? Collecting user's private data should only be legal with a court order when there is suspicion that someone is preparing a crime. Non-commercial file-sharing should be legalized. It is a fundamental freedom."

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