Six years ago the Czech branch of the Pirate Party declared open war on a local anti-piracy outfit, opening several 'pirate' sites to draw fire from copyright holders. But, after being prosecuted in a criminal court last year, the matter...Show More Summary
The "six-strikes" Copyright Alert System is no more. In a brief announcement, MPAA, RIAA, and several major US ISPs said that the effort to educate online pirates has stopped. It's unclear why the parties ended their voluntary agreement,...Show More Summary
Last month, we recognized that while it was still a long shot, it was interesting that the Iceland Pirate Party actually had a chance to form the new government there. A few previous efforts had failed and the job had fallen to the Pirate Party. Show More Summary
I had my taser at the ready in case he was a fast runner. The squatter set up homestead above the abandoned barn and hung a pirate flag to establish his territory. This was just one of many unusual and unexpected finds at this particular site.... Show More Summary
An Austrian politician from the Inn Pirate Party, who spent six months in prison for drugs offences, will be allowed to serve the rest of his 18 month sentence under house arrest with an ankle monitor - and can attend local government meetings in Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol.
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, center, is a founder of Iceland’s Pirate Party and was our Truthdigger of the Week earlier this year.Day Donaldson / CC BY 2.0 In Iceland, recent elections brought on a radical change of its own; Paul RyanShow More Summary
All year long, there have been reports talking about how the Pirate Party in Iceland were poised to take control over the Icelandic government in the elections. Many publications acted like it was a foregone conclusion. However, if anything...Show More Summary
This will depress you: The United States is stuck with Donald Trump while Iceland gets the Pirate Party.
Pirate Party asked to form government in Iceland.
``The Pirates, who vowed radical reforms, came third in the elections in which no party won an outright majority... "Earlier today, I met the leaders of all parties and asked their opinion on who should lead those talks. After that I summoned Birgitta Jonsdottir and handed her the mandate," President Johannesson said on Friday.''
Though the October polls that predicted a great showing for the Pirate Party in the Icelandic elections turned out to be wrong, that election did end with a deeply divided parliament that has been unable to find enough common ground upon which to form a new government. (more…)
Iceland's president on Friday invited the anti-establishment Pirate Party to form a government, after both the right and left-wing parties each failed in their bids. President Gudni Johannesson made the announcement after meeting with the head of the Pirates parliamentary group, Birgitta Jonsdottir. Show More Summary
Kodi and its third party 'pirate' addons have been getting an awful lot of press this year but there's a hidden side to streaming that receives much less attention. Enter the world of black-market IPTV, streaming services that provide...Show More Summary
Iceland's Left-Green movement said Wednesday it had failed in its bid to form a new coalition government, three weeks after snap elections triggered by the Panama Papers scandal. Allied with the anti-establishment Pirate Party, the Social...Show More Summary
Leading Off ? Iceland – parliament (Oct. 29) Avast, scallywags! The tiny island nation of Iceland recently held early elections, after the Panama Papers corruption scandal brought down its center-right Progressive Party prime minister in April. Show More Summary
Iceland's Left-Green movement agreed on Sunday to start formal talks on forming a new coalition government, three weeks after snap elections triggered by the Panama Papers scandal. Allied with the anti-establishment Pirate Party, the...Show More Summary
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, leader of the Icelandic Pirate Party, says privacy is more important than we realise, and wants to give more power to the people
Her devotion to social change and progressive causes helped her party triple its number of seats in the country’s recent parliamentary elections.
Halloween politics not from The Onion (I don't think): Iceland’s prime minister announced on Sunday that he would resign, as the insurgent, anti-establishment Pirate Party capitalized on a wave of anger over corruption to come in second place in the country’s general election. The prime minister, Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, announced...