Pirate Party: Democracy for the 21st century?

­Aleksandr Shubin – Co-founder, Russian Pirate Party

The Internet today is a place where almost any media is available for free. For content providers, this is a problem. It costs money to make movies, music and games, so they want protection for their investment. The conundrum is how this can be achieved without restricting freedom of information and ideas.
How can a compromise be found – or is the information battle set to run forever? We put the question to Aleksandr Shubin, one of the founders of the Russian Pirate Party, which advocates complete freedom on the Internet.