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Rick Falkvinge. Hürriyet photo

Rick Falkvinge. Hürriyet photo

The founder of the first ever "Pirate Party," Swedish Rick Falkvinge, has drawn the ire of German counterparts after saying child porn should be legalized. 
 
Falkvinge wrote on his blog that current laws branded the young generation as sex criminals and all the legal regulations made "under the guise of fighting child pornography were actually aimed at censorship and restriction of Internet use," daily Posta reported today, citing the Turkish edition of Deutsche Welle as a source.
 
Falkvinge said he deemed the legalization of child porn equal with freedom of speech, due to the reasons he stated. 
 
The chairman of Germany's Pirate Party, Bern Schlömer, reacted to Falkvinge's statements. "An act which is clearly a crime cannot be used in the struggle for Internet freedom," Schloemer said and called on Falkvinge to reassess the example he gave to defend his stance. 
 
The Pirate Party is an international movement that rallies around the idea of "digital revolution" and calls for the strengthening of the right to privacy, both in everyday life and on the Internet. Numerous “Pirate Parties” around Europe form the International Pirate Party movement. 

September/11/2012

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