Congrats to Rick Falkvinge Winner of Global Thinker Award
Rick Falkvinge, who anyone active in the pirate social movement is aware, is the founder of Sweden’s Piratpartiet which has since grown into an international Pirate Party and continues to grow in support around the world. He was named a Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy magazine.
Rick Falkvinge is a modern thinker who has been triumphant in voicing concerns that are shared by many and affect us all. One thing that sets him apart from “talking heads” is that he very much seems to enjoy taking time to consider people’s opinion and give a thoughtful response. When I say “people”, I mean anyone. Go ahead and leave a comment on one of his posts at TorrentFreak or his own falkvinge.net and chances are that if he is available, he will give a fair reply.
Don’t think this is just for your sake though. While it is apparent that he is passionate about education people on the inherent need for free speech, open communications, civilian right to privacy and copyright / patent reform, there are rare occasions where someone directs his attention to something he was not previously aware of or gives him an opportunity to see something in a perspective that had previously been off even his radar. This ability to adapt and grow; to see beyond preconceived notions, is one quality that Rick Falkvinge possesses that has probably greatly helped him to earn this award, which he most definitely deserves.
So congratulations, Rick, from Green Pirate and welcome to the U.S.A! Have a great trip to D.C.!
Be sure to read his response to the good news.