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  • Democracy cannot ignore technology
    • Mathias Klang
  • It cannot be helped, it is as it should be, that the law is behind the times.
    • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Some rights 300 years old
  • Modern copyright? Based on statute of anne from 1710
  • Killer app 1710
  • Latest total rework in Sweden? 1960
  • Killer app 1960
  • We have moved on
  • How we work.
  • How we communicate.
  • How we play.
  • How we learn.
  • How we share.
  • How we discover.
  • How we create.
  • How we celebrate.
  • How we mourn.
  • How we influence.
  • How we collaborate.
  • It gets worse…
  • Lawmakers secretly “dislike” technology
  • Douglas Adams
    • Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
  • if law ignores technology, technology will rule us.
  • Bypassing democracy
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