Falkvinge graduated from Göteborgs Högre Samskola, where he studied natural science, in 1991. During his studies he was active in the Moderate Youth League (Template:Lang-sv), the youth wing of the Swedish Moderate Party.
He started his first company in 1988, at the age of 16.
Falkvinge has previously worked as a project leader at Microsoft. He was manager of development at a smaller software company but resigned to work with the Pirate Party on a full time basis. The Danish documentary Good Copy Bad Copy includes segments of an interview with Falkving explaining the emergence of the Pirate Party in response to the May 2006 police on The Pirate Bay.
- Good Copy Bad Copy
- Pirate Party (Piratpartiet)
- Piratbyrån (not affiliated with Pirate Party)
- Steal This Film
- Rick Falkvinge, blog Template:Sv icon
- Rick Falkvinge, blog Template:En icon
- Rick Falkvinge, old blog Template:Sv icon
- Partiledare Rick noterar, newsletter Template:Sv icon
- A speech by Rickard Falkvinge for the Piratenpartei Deutschland (YouTube)
- Copyright regime vs. civil liberties, a speech by R. Falkvinge for Google Tech Talk (Google Video)
- Rickard Falkvinge speaks at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2007 (27 July 2007)
- Rickard Falkvinge speaks at Stanford Law School (31 July 2007)