I am a criminal

Finland, especially the online community, has been in an uproar lately because of the new proposed copyright law. There is a good comment describing some of the problems of the law in English in the comments to the Slashdot article. Luckily, a campaign has been started to label sites with a banner that has the text I am a criminal? in Finnish.

While I don’t recommend a huge influx of messages from foreigners to members of the Finnish parliament, I’m all for increasing the publicity of this incomprehensible law. There have been comments that the public in Finland would be responsible of spamming members of the parliament because of the huge amounts of emails they have been receiving protesting the law. And I thought that we had a representational democracy…