Swedish piracy culture
Piracy is generally accepted in Sweden. I can sit at work and discuss the file-sharing applications, the latest Lost episode I downloaded or the quality of the X-men cam release with my colleagues. I can discuss the issues at dinner with my girlfriend's parents. Nobody is going to judge me, and so, most people are very open about their piracy.
Now, look at this picture from the May 1st demonstration (link 2) this year. This banner is a parody of rfsu, an organisation for sexual education. The banner says:
There are many questions
- How is it done?
- Why do you seed?
- Is my upload too small?
Of course, these questions are parodies of common sexual questions. This is just one of the examples of humor in Swedish piracy debate. In the 2005 demonstration, some people walked around sharing (handing out) fil. In swedish, file=fil.
I think we have a pretty unique view of the copyright issue here in Sweden. What's your opinion? Want to tell me how it is in your country? Feel free to leave a comment.