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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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Tekion Particle

9/11/2012 8:05:22 PM

I think the whole discussion has tailed off a little as some are talking about Muslims and Christians. What has this article about this insidious man's opinion got to do with Muslim and Christians? Besides people are people regardless of their beliefs or lack of beliefs. Please focus on the subject at hand which is this pedophile talking about pedophilia being included in freedom of choice and speech.

Tekion Particle

9/11/2012 7:50:44 PM

This guy himself must be pedophile to go public with such outrageous idea. The media should silence this monster by not publicizing his insane comments.

Brit in Turkey

9/11/2012 7:21:20 PM

Tamer Aslantas - So by your logic the current Islamic terrorist atrocities are OK then? Going back in history adds nothing to the current debate on terrorism. The Romans did some nasty things, so did the Crusaders so did the Nazis... I also think that most of the killings in Muslim countries are on Muslims by Muslims (eg. Iraq and Syria) and on Muslims against Christians. Even in the Iraq war - I think you will find that few civilians died at the hands of the Allies cf the current killings.

Adam Polk

9/11/2012 5:10:43 PM

Sid Mark, I can't sir but I am sure all Europeans like Holland visits, pretty free country.

Sid Mark

9/11/2012 4:53:28 PM

@Adam Polk. You contradict yourself.You started off with Europeans which includes all of us, then different religions different cultures.Can you please tell me which "nation"resides in Holland?

MAJORITY

9/11/2012 4:39:40 PM

Good point Ali Hasbay, the subject is Child Porn, not who has the most nutters in the world, you can talk with as many people as you want; people might say different things on who is causing more problems.. Irak, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bosnian people will tell you somethin others somethin else, but everybody should say the same thing on child porn... please wake up and dont forget we are all human beings at first, everything comes after.. we should all give the same reaction to the perverted mind

Tamer Aslantas

9/11/2012 4:28:25 PM

@ Brit in Turkey Based on what are numbers? If you add up all the killings from the past 100 years the Muslim world is not even close to that of the Christian club. 911 was a hoax but if you still wanna believe it be my guess. How about the victims of those living in Muslim countries compared to those that died @ 911? Of course a Muslim life is worth nothing compared to that of a non-Muslim. Open your eyes for once. We all have problems but don't think yours are less than ours.

Nikos T.

9/11/2012 4:15:59 PM

This is the other side of democracy. Hang him high!

Tevfik Alp

9/11/2012 3:49:33 PM

I wonder, if he is sane?

Brit in Turkey

9/11/2012 3:34:14 PM

Adam Polk - Try saying that the families of 9/11 victims or the victims of the bombings in London and elsewhere.
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