Oops: »Piracy has always been a source of progress«

Sometimes ministers are not under well control of the media industry. The portuguese Minister of Science and Technology, Mariano Gago, stated that »piracy« increases the value for the producers due to the distribution of their content and that this is not surprising, since piracy has always been a source of progress and globalization.

Bad boy: Pressure from the media industry lobby forced the minister to publicly retract his statement. [via]

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