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Democracy cannot  ignore technology <ul><li>Mathias Klang </li></ul>
It cannot be helped, it is as it should be, that the law is behind the times. <ul><li>Oliver Wendell Holmes </li></ul>
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 <ul><li>Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of ...
if law ignores technology, technology will rule us.
Bypassing democracy
THANKS!
Information <ul><li>All images from  www.flickr.com  (unless specifically stated) </li></ul><ul><li>Image & licensing info...
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Democracy Cannot Ignore Technology

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Democracy Cannot Ignore Technology

  1. 1. Democracy cannot ignore technology <ul><li>Mathias Klang </li></ul>
  2. 2. It cannot be helped, it is as it should be, that the law is behind the times. <ul><li>Oliver Wendell Holmes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some rights 300 years old
  4. 4. Modern copyright? Based on statute of anne from 1710
  5. 5. Killer app 1710
  6. 6. Latest total rework in Sweden? 1960
  7. 7. Killer app 1960
  8. 8. We have moved on
  9. 9. How we work.
  10. 10. How we communicate.
  11. 11. How we play.
  12. 12. How we learn.
  13. 13. How we share.
  14. 14. How we discover.
  15. 15. How we create.
  16. 16. How we celebrate.
  17. 17. How we mourn.
  18. 18. How we influence.
  19. 19. How we collaborate.
  20. 20. It gets worse…
  21. 21. Lawmakers secretly “dislike” technology
  22. 22. Douglas Adams <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  23. 23. if law ignores technology, technology will rule us.
  24. 24. Bypassing democracy
  25. 25. THANKS!
  26. 26. Information <ul><li>All images from www.flickr.com (unless specifically stated) </li></ul><ul><li>Image & licensing info in the notes section of slides </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA </li></ul><ul><li>The presentation can be downloaded from: www.slideshare.net/klang </li></ul><ul><li>More information about me: www.techrisk.se & www.digital-rights.net </li></ul><ul><li>Mathias Klang. [email_address] or @klang67 </li></ul>

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