Before, there was an Internet; now it’s a “legitimate library”!

The book industry CAN win over the whole globe.


The English speaking Book industry centered in USA – “a coalition of the world’s largest book publishers including Cambridge University Press, Harper Collins, Elsevier and John Wiley & Sons” – has managed to shut down possibly the largest private book repository in the world with public access, containing among its 400.000 downloadable books enough copyright violation works to have a court judge warrent an order of closure.

The Publishers cheered. “It is a victory”, said  Stephen M. Smith, President and CEO of John Wiley & Sons. “This action reflects our commitment to protecting secure, safe, and legitimate use of the Internet”.

Legitimate use of the Internet! Are they crazy? Or plain stupid!?

Their BS-spin is cooking up pretense agendas – as if the internet was a road and it had been taken over by robbers stifling progress for all and the way forward was to rid the road of robbers.

It’s quite the reverse, actually! The Publishers acting on behalf of everyone become the robbers, wanting to hold back natural evolution, and the road connects everyone with everyone.

The Internet is the World, brothers and sisters. The Internet is the world speaking to itself, and the powers that be are doing their damndest to stop the World from developing.

The world is not just using the Internet,

the World is being shaped by the ability of people to communicate instantaneously, and it is happening fast.

Yes, you are afraid, and naturally so:

Everything is verging towards a massive change – what doom sayers need call “a collapse of the old ways”. The natural response of government and real power is to try and stall the progress, to give businesses time to adjust – have the economic structure invent itself to retain a high motivational factor in order to keep the wheels turning, even if there is not much hope. Then war will step in, or famine, or natural disasters, or TV, or plain threats of loss of more jobs, or food (food is not quite an issue yet in the western world), something will come about, which will be aided, orchestered in the desired direction by the Powers that be, towards a retention of stability – by shifting the world’s attention to easy, understandable, physical occurances, and away from abstract change in the freedom of expressing needs and opinions.

Yes, yes, yes, you are right. Lack of cohesion IS setting in. And the fault is in communication – in your blatant disregard for what communicative desire IS:

We all create with our minds. Creation in a human being is a communication process adjusting inner needs and talents to outer needs and limitations. Creation means acknowledging both needs and change. Creating more ways to hang on to power and earn more money IS creation in the sense of the word, you could say. All creatures resist death, in any way possible, by shedding all factors of existence that present themselves as burdens.

Same with big business. Big, old mono-businesses have no momentum to be inventive players like all small businesses rushing to accommodate change, and begin the process of dieing, which to some is a horrible thing, while to others just the balance ever so slowly shifting towards an inner collapse. And in that process  the old ones stand in the way of the creativity and devolopment of the rest.

Such refusal to roll over and die is very well, and even encouraging too. But when dinosaurs of the book industry refuse to change, refuse to invent technology and go first, refuse to accept other people doing it for them, and when they can have the power to turn the global network into a pet from their own fear, lazyness and lack of flexibility in a changing world, and when they present their refusal to neither die nor change by claiming moral superiority over the rest of the world, as in “our commitment to protecting secure, safe, and legitimate use of the Internet”, its time to


There are many ways to affect change. People could be guided, but nobody powerful wishes to guide them. People could be consoled, but nobody powerful possess neither sufficient heart nor responsibility or means of consolation. The empowerment is coming from below instead. Call it “a revolution”, if you will, but just remember: A revolution is not always a succes. A revolution, a turning of the cards, can lose by succeding. It can die in the instant the troops (i.e. people) start poring in. And become mainstream, and nobody sees or notices it. And all the industries will rush to exploit its present potential of momentum.

The right word in this regard is evolution. And that just happens, no matter what. It counts the factors of every action, every opinion, every occurrence, every shift in the equilibrium. But what is inside this is freedom to shape the future from your own needs and regard for necessities, quality and essence. Except you are bound by law.

The book industry, along with all the other copyright moguls, have the law on their side. The law of ownership keeping the world economy and industry stable. They CAN win over the whole globe on the pretext of protecting stability.

IF that happens, they themselves will wish that they had been able to pull out of their abject refusal to step down and let flexible initiative take over. The consequences of the refusal to die of all the old World right-owership coalitions are that monitoring and privacy violations will see a marked increase in stress related deaths. Lowered life expectancy in the western world, Australia, Japan, South Korea, the arab world. A brief new flood of physical mail as a way of retaining privacy. Then illegal subnets. Then back to status quo. There is NO way of stifling communication and creation that has tasted the freedom of access to a bigger world.  Only misery will follow from trying to stop individuals’ need for expansion into the minds of everyone else.

Ahead lies only total monitoring, or letting go. Demand for security converging with rising desire of privacy. We are seeing the tip of the iceberg, and flocks of anti-restriction memes will soon inhabit the space of “Free Will”, if nothing is done about this habit of trying to control the masses.

We are the masses. The Earth. The 99%.

Un-controling the masses has never been done, I think. Letting go of the leash, after the fact of control. Not in any age. So, history serves as no indicator of un-controlled masses, other in a very limited fashion – in times of war and civil disturbances.

The future in that regard is a blank slate, and the economy and thus personal empowement springing from capitalism demand it stay relatively blank for the masses. And the only way to that goal is through control. Control on a global scale makes the future predictable, for the select few to benefit from, and everyone else to fall in line behind. On a moral high ground to protect the world from itself…

Is this better than the freedom to fail?

Inspirative source:

Du ska ha briller, Jante!!

INGEN er KUN bange. Hverken ét menneske eller en kultur.


Janteloven er ét menneskes blik på et helt samfund, ét syn – som 2013 bliver 80 år i Aksel Sandemoses opfindelse – men selvom det i dag har fået en betydning, der rækker videre end fællesskabets udjævning af alle forskelle, så er det stadig kun ÉT syn. Og abonnement herpå er helt frivilligt.

Aksel Sandemose i 1950’erne.

“Janteloven” var oprindelig undfanget som satire, men er i dag anvendt om et helt folks handlemåder, om Danskernes folkesjæl, af såvel udlændinge som af folk selv – skønt enhver med lige så god ret kunne lægge alle mulige andre vinkler på de frygtsomme træk ved danerne, som Sandemose satiriserede over.

Gennem Forfatteren projicerede Mennesket Sandemose sin eget sårethed og sin egen trang til at være modig, ærlig og a-konform ud på os alle sammen – og vi var sårbare, vi havde tabt alle krige, alle vore landområder, verden var i krise, og som folk var vi  bevidsthedsmæsigt i vækst og qva vores længere og bredere uddannelse på vej et sted hen, vi ikke kunne overskue! Continue reading “Du ska ha briller, Jante!!”

What’s wrång with ACTA-week

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a plurilateral international agreement, which wants to set a “gold standard” for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.


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ACTA and its Impact on Fundamental Rights

ACTA – Criminal Sanctions

ACTA – Innovation and Competition

ACTA and its Impact on the EU’s International Relations

ACTA and its Safeguards

EDRI – European Digital Rights

The future is not wasted on the young. (Operation Blackout)

Losing means giving up.


The following message suits me, as it does not call for violence. It says: “Let those who oppress the People feel, what the people thinks of that.” It suits me, yes, but  THERE IS NO SAFETY IN THIS!

SOPA’s attempt at protecting corporate interests may well be an abomination, but being an anonymous in the world means Think For Yourself. Feel For Yourself. Move Yourself. Act For Yourself – not on behalf of anyone else. Not from a Golden Voice and Righteous Music speaking to your innermost fear or desire for justice in life. There Is No Justice. Only People, who grant space and time to other opinions, other ways.

Be Yourself. Make up your own mind. There is Freedom in that.

So, what is this message? A genuine call from a genuine group of people concerned with corporate dictatorship and loss of Internet freedom of speech? Or Corporate Dictatorship subverting the protest by planting seeds to justify Internet censorship? Or is it one lonely person infused with mental movie iconography, crying out for freedom of speech on behalf of the world? Or is it someone trying to defend acts of greed (as in “piracy”) not taken lightly by the powers that be?

Think for Yourself.
Speak Your Own Mind.
Your Actions Count.
Your Call.

THAT is freedom of speech.

“Citizens of the United States, we are Anonymous.

This is an urgent emergency alert to all people of the United States: The day we have all been waiting for has unfortunately arrived. The United States is censoring the Internet. Our … response is that we will not sit, while our rights are taken away by the government. We trusted them to preserve.

This is not a call to arms, but a call to recognition and action. The United States government has mastered this corrupt way of giving us a false sense of freedom. We think we are free and can do what we want, but in reality we are very limited and restricted as to what we can do, how we can think and even how our education is obtained. We have been so distracted by this mirage of Freedom that we have just become, what we were trying to escape from*.

For too long we have been idle, as our brothers and sisters were arrested. During this time the government has been scheming, plotting ways  to increase censorship by means of ISP blockades, DNS blockings, search engine censorship, website censorship, and a variety of other methods that directly opposes the values and ideas of Anonymous as well as the founding fathers of this country, who believed in free speech and press.

The United States has often been used as the ideal free country. When the one nation known for its freedom ans rights starts to abuse its own people, this is when you must fight back, because others are soon to follow. Do not think that because you are not a United States citizen that this does not apply to you. You cannot wait for your country to decide to do the same. You must stop it before it grows. Before it becomes acceptable. You must destroy its foundation, before it becomes too powerful.

Has the US government not learned from the past? Has it not seen the 2011 revolutions? Has it not seen that we oppose this where ever we find it and that we will continue to oppose it? Obviously the United States government thinks that it is exempt.

This is not only an Anonymous collective call to action.What will a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack do? What is a website defacement against the corrupted powers of the government?

No. This is a worldwide internet and physical protest against the powers that be. Spread this message everywhere. Do not stand for this! Tell your parents, your neighbours, your fellow workers, your school teachers and any one else, you come in contact with. A press release document will be available at your discretion.

This affects anyone hwo desires the freedom to browse anonymously, speak freely without retribution, or protest without fear of arrest. Go to every IRC network, every social network, every online community and tell them of the atrocity that is about to be committed. If protest is not enough, the United States Government shall see that we are truly Legion, and we shall come together as one force, opposing this attempt to censor the Internet once again. And in the process discourage any of the governments from continuing to try.

We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive censorship. We do not forget the denial of our free rights as Human Beings.

To the United States government: You should have expected us.

* “escape from” means “run away from”. Just using “escape” in this context would mean “avoid”. Is it written by an American or by another nationality? Does it matter?


For good or bad:



Look at it this way:

Regulations are made by humans to enforce behavior.

Rules are “the most commonly accepted behavior of all things and statistically spoken for mode of normalcy”

the 99%-posters –

Kunsten at sige FRA


Occupy Wallstreet.

En akkumulering af modstand, der søges udtrykt positivt.

Unge mennesker, der allerede er trætte af verdens økonomiske struktur – som vi andre har været det hele livet. Ikke et spørgsmål om at sige “nej”, men fra. For det er sandt: Der ér ingen at sige nej til – der findes ingen overordnet leder for Planeten Jorden, som egenrådigt kan slå noget til og fra.

At manifestere kunsten AT SIGE FRA er bevægelsen Occupy Wallstreets formål. “Vi er de 99%”. Mennesker, der ikke er en del af den magtelite, som HIDTIL har opretholdt en struktur, der udelukker … 99% fra REEL indflydelse på Jordens nutid og fremtid.

Når de 99% når til også at kunne SIGE TIL, og ved til hvad, vil målet være nået.

Foreløbig kan man nyde KUNSTEN, der siger fra:

Posters from the #Occupy movement – occuprint.

Lejede lærebøger som fælleseje

Debat ønskes.


I USA (og måske andre steder) kan man leje digitale lærebøger med DRM i en periode.

Nu har digitale pirater besluttet, at det skal være nok med de høje priser på lærebøger. Et site er oprettet, hvor flere studerende kan slå sig sammen om at leje en titel, hvorefter sitet fjerner ebogens DRM og gør den tilgængelig for de studerende. Efterfølgende efterspørgsler kan downloade ebogen uden betaling.

En del af problematikken er, at Universiteterne i USA udgiver og sælger lærebøger til de studerende. De ændrer f.eks. opgavenumrene i dette semesters udgave ift. forrige udgave, selvom teksten generelt er den samme, og underviserne forlanger af de studerende, at de uanset hvad anvender (=køber) den nyeste udgave.

Ærlig talt – jeg ved ikke, hvordan det står til på de danske uddannelsesinstitutioner, men med sådan en problematik lige ved hånden, er det ikke svært for mig at se den onde cirkel:

Uddannelsen er dyr, måske kan man spare nogle penge på bøger, universiteterne behøver penge og udgiver selv deres lærebøger, universiteterne får ikke penge nok ind og sætter prisen på lærebøgerne op…

For at kunne bryde den onde cirkel er “man” nok nødt til at bevæge sig op på regeringsplan og udtale en mening om højere uddannelser, der tilgodeser et større antal u- eller mindrebemidlede.

Hvordan vil sådan en fortælling påvirke Danmark? Tjae, der har været en del kopiering af lærebøger hér. Det påvirker indtægterne for de undervisere, som skriver lærebøger. Måske bliver de – med ofte faste indtægter på undervisningsinstitutioner o.lign – mindre inspirerede til at kondensere deres viden på skrift, hvis ikke der kommer det “lidt ekstra” ud af det?

Men som jeg ser det, er hele pointen med digitalt pirateri at få en dialog i gang. Ikke en formuleret dialog fra et enigt bagland med én bestemt part, men enkeltindividers dialog med “dem, der bestemmer priserne på digitale ting”.

Det er selvfølgelig en følelsesmæssig sag – at digitalt ejerskab ikke på samme måde fylder i hverdagen og ikke altid kan lånes ud og ikke viser tegn på brug og og den aldring, der for mennesker gør ting virkelige. Men jeg er enig: Dialogen behøves.

Verden over debatteres straffene for digitalt pirateri, med strafferammer der går fra detailprisen og bøder, over internetforbud, og op til 10 og 20 år i fængsel. Et spændrum i holdning, der for mig viser hvor den amerikanske rettighedslobby har fået størst fodfæste.

RIAA og andre, rettighedshajer og -detektiver, med en profil over for presse, politikere og indholdsproducenter (kunstnere), der gerne tyer til bagvaskelse, løgne og falske rapporter, arbejder dagligt på at få lovgivningen i alverdens lande til at enes om straframmer for overskridelser af intellektuelle rettigheder, og samtidig få forlænget ejerskabet af samme rettigheder uendeligt.

I EU er det desværre lykkedes den amerikanske rettighedslobby at påvirke de rigtige/forkerte så stærkt, at musikrettighederne akkurat er blevet sat op fra 50 til 75 år – så Paul McArtneys og Cliff Richards arvinger og rettighedsejere kan fortsætte med at spinde guld på Beatles og CR. Målet er 95 år, men lur mig om det stopper dér.

Dialogen behøves. Hvis rettighedshavere verden over ejer deres rettigheder for evigt OG disse rettigheder kan sælges for højestbydende, hvilket de kan, truer en situation hvor et lille antal selskaber i verden ejer rettigheder til al mainstreammusik, -film og -litteratur, og patenter på medicin, teknologi, software og måske logiske løsningsmodeller, filosofi, undervisningsteknikker, og fortolkningsmåder…?!

Det er IKKE for sjov, at kampen om rettighederne udspiller sig, hvor den gør. I gadehøjde er den synlig og ligner da hér også rent tyveri, men hvem på gadeplan og med tid til rådighed kan bekæmpe softwarepatent- og medicinallobbyen?

Der er tre politiske hensigter med digitalt pirateri:

At opnå at kunne betale, hvor det ønskede emne er fundet.
At kunne betale skaberen/ne direkte.
At få frigivet rettighederne efter en begrænset brugs- og indtægtsperiode.

Formålet er (én gang til for Prins Knud) at skabe friere og billigere adgang til information og underholdning. Og forhindre et lille antal storkoncerner i at eje alt af fikseret intellektuel værdi i verden.

For dét er godt på vej.

Pirate Service Makes Textbook Rentals Last Forever | TorrentFreak.

Grundloven hviler på ytringsfrihed.

Censur kan ikke indføres igen. Indgreb i folks kommunikation skal således bero på domfældelse for kriminel aktivitet og ikke kunne komme FØR en domfældelse! Altså, fingrene fra Internetforbindelsen!

Opdatering: Det forlyder fra Forenede Nationers Menneskerettighedsråd, at afbrydelse af folks internetforbindelser i dag konstituerer et brud på deres menneskerettigheder. Se hér:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and exp…

Historisk har ytringsfriheden haft fire former i den danske grundlov: Continue reading “Grundloven hviler på ytringsfrihed.”

Fingrene fra mit internet!! – de 138 forbudte tyrkiske ord

Endnu en grund til ikke at lukke Tyrkiet ind i EU.

Den tyrkiske regering har lavet en liste på 138 ord, som ikke må forekomme på tyrkiske internetsider. F.eks.

‘lezbiyen’ (lesbisk), ‘sisman’ (overvægtig), ‘homemade’ (hjemmelavet), ‘free’ (gratis), ‘cock suck’ (sutte pik), ‘itiraf’ (bekendelse), ‘masturbasyon’ (onanere), ‘hikaye’ (fortælling / beretning), ‘nefes’ (åndedræt), ‘queer’ (homoseksuel)

Continue reading “Fingrene fra mit internet!! – de 138 forbudte tyrkiske ord”

“Tag det væk, far!”

Om endeløs kolportering af den amerikanske underholdningsindustris lobbyisme.


Der er forskel på Kolportering og Meningsihændehavelse, og absolut fælles for alle danske rettighedshaverorganiationer er, at de fantasiløst kolporterer meninger om rettighedsbrud til deres medlemmer.

I min tid i Dansk Forfatterforening har det været tydeligt, at foreningens bestyrelse vælger den nemme løsning, når det handler om forholden til spørgsmålet om pirateri på nettet. “Det er af det onde, det skader kunstnere, det skal væk, syndere skal straffes!” Senest endnu en kolportering af holdninger gjort tilgængelig for medlemmerne, indpakket i en rapport skabt af rettighedshaverorganisationerne, ministerierne osv., der

har afsæt i regeringens holdning*, som er, at ulovlig kopiering på internettet er skadelig for både forbrugere, kunstnere, erhvervsliv og samfundet generelt

(* Og denne holdning er fra 2007!, hvor man besluttede sig for helt firkantet at fastholde lovgivningen, som den så ud, snarere end at forholde sig til en virkelighed i digital forandring.)

Ét er så, at Danmark igennem de seneste 10 år har haft en højredrejet regering, som systematisk har overført midler fra fattige til rige. At dén generelle livsindstilling skulle kunne afgøre, hvad der kommer samfundet, forbrugere og kunstnere til skade, skal vist lige tages med et gran salt.

Noget ganske andet, og mere globalt er: Følger man med på debatten på nettet, og herunder alt der har med “infopolicy”* at gøre – dvs. informationspolitik i verdens forskellige kulturer og nationer – vil man opdage en systematisk propaganda om industriens mange tab som følge af pirateri udspringe af lobbyisme fra den amerikanske underholdningsindustri. Løgne og bagvaskelse og falske statistiskker og fordrejninger, der tiere og tiere tilbagevises af en forarget forskervirkelighed, professionelle magasiner og meningsmagere, og af enkeltpersoner med vid og talent for at grave og stille de forkerte spørgsmål på rette tidspunkt. En mere end gryende holdning blandt ikke-hjernevaskede professionelle i mange af kunstbrancherne, der er berørt af digitalisering, er at digital piratvirksomhed for en væsentlig del skyldes mangel på nem adgang til produkterne.

Vi, der arbejder med sprog, ved at svar afhænger af både spørgsmåls formulering og tolkning. Og spørger man folk, om de henter copyrightbeskyttet software uden at betale for det, og folk svarer ja – og man så IKKE spørger, om folk ville betale, hvis der var en mulighed for det – så er man propagandist, populist eller slet ret og simpelt et manipulerende svin, der er ligeglad med de holdningsændringer, og frygt, og heksejagt, sådanne udnladelsesløgne afføder i alverdens lande. Fuldt ud på højde med heksejagten på marihuana i USA’s 30’ere, der holdt spiritusforbudets politistyrke talstærkt på gaden, og terrorist-heksejagten, der stadig holder 3. verdenskrig i gang.

Der er kun én måde at imødegå digital piratvirksomhed på: Tilbyde noget bedre og nemmere og lovligt. Enhver anden håndtering skaber en mere ubehagelig, mere frygtsom og tydeligere klasseopdelt verden. I højrefløjens ånd, javist. Godt med kontrol og ejerskab. Godt med individualisme og enhver er sin egen lykkes smed.

Men det er fortid, folkens. Farmand ér vippet af tronen og folket har talt.

* Et godt sted at begynde er det svenske Piratpartiets repræsentant i Europaparlamentet, Rick Falkvinge.