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The Bernie Sanders of Iceland is a Pirate, a poet and possibly the country’s next leader

8 hours agoNews : BlogPost

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a poet, a Web developer and a former WikiLeaks activist. She’s also founder and leader of Iceland’s Pirate Party, which has been at or near the top of polls ahead of national elections Oct. 29. Washington Post London Bureau Chief Griff Witte sat down with Jónsdóttir for an interview […]

3 Count: Rounded Hill

Cox wants Round Hill Music to pay $100,000 in legal costs, Pirate Party looks to top Iceland election and Conan O'Brien joke lawsuit expands. The post 3 Count: Rounded Hill appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Iceland's Pirates head for power on wave of public anger

``The party stands by longstanding policies such as granting citizenship to former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden and legalizing trade and collection of bitcoins. It says it does not have a stance on Iceland's application for EU membership but says it would call a referendum on whether to continue with it. Show More Summary

The Rise and Fall of the Pirate Party

The elections held last week in Berlin were a grim milestone in Europe’s steady rightward march of recent years. The Alternative for Deutschland party (AfD)—which has been described as Germany’s “most successful nationalist phenomenon since the Second World War”—made its debut in the Berlin state parliament with a jarring 14 percent of the vote. Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History - September 18th - 24th

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2011, the Pirate Party scored another big victory when it took 9% of the vote and a bunch of seats in parliament in Berlin. Their influence was badly needed across Europe, what with Italy proposing a one-strike...Show More Summary

Pirate Party member admits murder, commits suicide

Prosecutors say well-known member of German fringe party appears to have killed younger man for "highly personal reasons"

Pirate politician wrote to party about murder: report

A Pirate party politician in Berlin found dead on Monday is believed to have stalked and killed another man before committing suicide - and reportedly wrote about it to a party mate.

Berlin Pirate politician found dead after election defeat

Berlin Pirate party politician Gerwald Claus-Brunner has been found dead in his flat by police, next to another body, according to police.

EU Court: Open WiFi Operator Not Liable For Pirate Users

The Court of Justice of the European Union has found that the operator of an open WiFi network can not be held liable for infringements carried out by his users. The case involved Pirate Party member Tobias McFadden who was accused of enabling music piracy by Sony. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Iceland Could Be the Next Site for a Basic Income Experiment

Iceland will hold early elections in October following the resignation of former Prime Minister Gunnlaugsson. One aggregation of polls has the upstart Pirate Party in the lead by four percentage points, and the party may be in prime position to form Iceland’s next government. Show More Summary

Why the Pirate Party could end up running Iceland

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

With the Icelandic Pirates crushing it in the polls and set to form the next government of a sovereign, carbon-neutral, strategically located nation, it's worth asking how a party whose two issues -- internet freedom and copyright reform -- are wonky, minority interests rose to prominence. (more…)

A Rum Ad Got Banned for Suggesting That Alcohol Makes You More Confident

The offending ad features a raucous party on a pirate ship, at which Captain Morgan arrives and begins dancing to “Le Freak.”

Shiver Me Timbers! Iceland's Pirate Party Heading Towards Major Victory

Iceland's Pirate Party, which seeks to legalize drugs and give Edward Snowden asylum, looks to be the largest party in the country and hopes to form a government of its own in the upcoming election this fall.

Polls suggest Iceland's Pirate party may form next government

One of Europe's most radical political parties is expected to gain its first taste of power after Iceland's ruling coalition and opposition agreed to hold early elections caused by the Panama Papers scandal in October. The Pirate party,...Show More Summary

As populist movements take hold, Iceland's Pirate Party offers a glimpse at a more radical future

On the edge of a vast asphalt expanse in this northerly ?capital, behind a big-box retailer and a car wash, the future of democracy was taking shape. Or at least so its participants hoped. "What we think we could do is raise taxes on the wealthy even more," said Ragnar Hannes Gudmundsson, as he...

Expanding Pirate Site Blocks Spark Censorship Fears

A Norwegian court has ordered ISPs to block subscriber access to eight pirate streaming sites, including WatchSeries, TUBE+, and CouchTuner. The new blockades are welcomed by Hollywood's major studios, but the local Pirate Party fears...Show More Summary

Steal This Show S01E11: ‘Is Pirate Party The Private Party?’

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, a special featuring Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge. Should the Pirate Party really be called the Private Party? Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Penguins jersey ‘strongly recommended': Pirates show Pittsburgh solidarity on road trip

4 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The Pittsburgh Pirates traveled to Denver to play a makeup game against the Rockies on Thursday, leaving behind what may amount to the biggest party their hometown has seen in generations. The Penguins, the Bucs’ Steel City-brethren, stand one game away from the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup. And if they beat the San Jose Sharks in […]

Iceland's Biggest Political Party Is Now The "Pirate Party"

Submitted by Michaela Whitton via, Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party continues to lead nationwide polls as the most popular choice for the next elections. The party — whose policies include internet freedom,Show More Summary

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