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"movie Facebook" startup backed by Czech Pirate Party

Posted On: Tue, 2011-09-13 07:04 by valio

A new addition to the "Linking is not a crime" campaign has been reported. After web sites piratskefilmy.cz and tipnafilm.cz, the Czech Pirate Party spreads its protective wings over another project, a movie-oriented social network moviehome.cz.

Similarly to tipnafilm.cz, the project has not been initiated by the Pirate Party but by a team of programmers who have turned to the Pirates because they are afraid of bullying by the Czech Anti-Piracy Union and similar groups. The Czech Anti-Piracy Union have yet to make a formal statement concerning the websites piratskefilmy.cz and tipnafilm.cz, however, they still claim millions of Euros from high school students running similar sites.

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Pirate Parties mentioned in the Wikileaks Cables

Posted On: Fri, 2011-09-09 10:36 by valio

[...] The big winner was the Pirate Party -- which campaigned on reformation of copyright and patent law and opposition to a wiretapping law proposed by the Swedish security services. The Pirates secured a whopping 7.1% and one seat in Parliament. The party, founded in January 2006, attracted young voters angry over the guilty verdict in the Pirate Bay trial, the unpopular EU Ipred directive, and new national laws criminalizing file sharing and authorizing monitoring of emails. [...]

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Kazakhstan championship: building websites on free software

Posted On: Wed, 2011-09-07 14:35 by valio

The Pirate Party of Kazakhstan is organizing the "Kazakhstan championship for building websites based on free software". The competitions will take place from 13 to 15 September in the "Situation Center" in Almaty. The competitions will allow to decide on the best site constructors on free software and to enhance interaction with the Internet and social media communities. The participants come from all regions of Kazakhstan. During the event there will be a round table with the topic "Copyright and implementation of Creative Commons licenses in Kazakhstan" as well as several speeches about "Use of free software in universities, schools and administrative facilities - free software's situation in Kazakhstan". A press conference with the sponsors and organizers of the event will be held.

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Newzbin2 Judgement: Day One of state censorship of the Internet in the UK

Posted On: Sat, 2011-07-30 09:39 by valio

The Pirate Party UK expresses serious concern at the judgement handed down today in the so-called "Newzbin2" case (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc). Major film studios have successfully been granted an injunction against British Telecom, forcing BT to block internet users from accessing the Newzbin2 file-sharing site. This is the first case where a UK ISP has been ordered to restrict their service in some way to prevent users from accessing a third party, external service.

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The Pirate Party of Russia lost its case against the Ministry of Justice and remains "Untitled"

Posted On: Sat, 2011-07-16 18:08 by valio

On July 8th, the Pirate Party Russia lost its case in court against the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation. The Pirate Party filed a lawsuit with the Zamoskvorezky Court in Moscow lamenting the inactivity of the ministry who «failed to issue a document confirming the submission of a notification of intent to form a political party».

The judge M.V. Musimovich acknowledged that the document issued to us by the Ministry in which we are called «sea bandits» and «convicts» constitutes such notification. That means that there are no hurdles to us creating a party except for our name, «Pirate Party of Russia».

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Pirates Have Launched A Web Site With Links. They Risk Dissolution And A Fine Of Millions Of Euros!

Posted On: Mon, 2011-07-04 07:36 by valio

The Czech Pirate Party launched a web site www.piratskefilmy.cz, where people can find 20,000 links to more than 5,800 movies. The movies themselves are not located on the web site. By publishing the links, the Pirates are bringing attention to the absurd case of a high school student in Liberec who has been harassed by the Czech Anti-Pirate Union and the police. Publication of links on the Internet is not a crime. The number of links on the web site of the Pirate Party exceeds roughly ten times the number of links on the Liberec student’s web site.

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Police confiscate German Pirate Party's servers

Posted On: Fri, 2011-05-20 13:17 by Dichter

In the morning of May 20th 2011, German police confiscated a number of servers of the German Pirate Party which are provided by AixIT in Offenbach, for a French investigation.The action follows a request for help issued by French authorities.
On that matter, the Board stated:

The Board of the Pirate Party of Germany will support, within it's legal obligations, the French authorities in their investigation. Access to the technical infrastructure has been provided as far as necessary for the investigation. Thereby, the targeted search for specific datasets should be established.

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Pirate Parties mirror Wikileaks to support whistleblowing worldwide

Posted On: Sun, 2010-12-05 19:37 by Jay

Pirate Parties from around the world, including the Pirate Parties International members from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Serbia reaffirmed their commitment to whistleblowing worldwide. Concerned about freedom of information, opinion and press, the Pirate Parties have decided in a joint resolution to make Wikileaks available on a worldwide distributed mirroring infrastructure. The mirrors will guarantee that the release of US diplomatic cables can continue and previous publications will stay online.

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Party of The Week: Pirate Party of Catalonia

Posted On: Mon, 2010-11-15 07:00 by Jay

This week's Pirate Party of the Week is the Pirate Party of Catalonia.

What are your expectations for the upcoming elections? Dou you think you can enter into Parliament? Tell us about the specifics of the election system.

To enter the Catalan Parliament we need at least 3% of the votes. Counting the last elections, that is aproximately 80.000 votes, also it depends on the participation levels, usually low.
We can do it, and we want to; however, it's not going to be easy at all, we must work hard and make a lot of noise.

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Party of The Week: Pirate Party of Russia

Posted On: Mon, 2010-10-25 13:14 by Jay

This week's Pirate Party of the Week is the Pirate Party of Russia.

Will the Pirate Party of Russia participate in any upcoming elections? Please tell us about your expectations for the next elections you will participate in.

We will participate, but not in national elections, we'll start at the local level. To participate in national elections we need to be registered as a political party, and for that we need 45 thousand registered members and approval from the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry of Justice approval is impossible to get without support from the ruling "elite", thus, participation in federal elections in Russia can only be achieved through coalitions with active parties. If we get this support and achieve registration, we'll of course be aiming to take part in all elections.

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