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Pirate Party MEP Fails to Deliver True Copyright Reform

The political discourse on copyright back in 2006 was uninspired and one-dimensional. Activism was not enough to change things, and the Pirate Party was formed as an alternative to the future visions propagated by content dinosaurs.Show More Summary

If We're Going To Fix Copyright, We Need Much More Transparency

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Glyn already covered European Parliament Member (and the EU Parliament's only Pirate Party representative) Julia Reda's report on copyright reform in the EU. However, for Day 3 of Copyright Week -- which is all about transparency, I wanted to focus on the other aspect of Reda's release of her report: just how transparent she's been. Show More Summary

They put a Pirate Party MEP in charge of EU copyright reform: you won't believe awesomesauce that followed

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Julia Reda, the sharp-as-a-tack Member of the European Parliament for the German Pirate Party, has just tendered her draft report on copyright reform in the EU. It is full of amazingly sensible suggestions. Read the rest

Pirate MEP Proposes Major Reform of EU Copyright

Julia Reda, a politician for the German Pirate Party and member of the European Parliament, has this morning released her draft report for the overhaul of EU copyright. In her role as rapporteur, Reda says that EU copyright rules are "maladapted" to the increase of cross-border cultural exchange facilitated by the Internet. Show More Summary

Someone spied on an open WiFi network to protest metadata surveillance

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

One might think an assortment of journalists, politicians, and military officers would know better than to trust an open WiFi network during a Swedish defense conference. One would also be wrong, as the Swedish Pirate Party’s Gustav Nipe showed last week when he set up a network which monitored the sites the conference’s attendees visited. Show More Summary

A Member Of Sweden's Pirate Party Pulled Off A Clever WiFi Trick On Politicians And Military Officers To Protest Government Surveillance

An activist in Sweden has managed to fool top politicians, military officers, and journalists with a clever WiFi trick in protest of government surveillance, Arstechnica reports. Gustav Nipe, 26, chairman of the youth wing of the well-known...Show More Summary

3 Count: Family Matters

U.S. govt targets Kim Dotcom's wife, film student accused of trying to pirate a film with a 3D cam and Pirate Party rep to draft new EU copyright law.

Pirate Party Politician Leads Official European Copyright Review

A Pirate Party politician is writing an official review of copyright law for the European Parliament. However, reports that Julia Reda will be writing new rules aren’t quite the case. Reda was elected to the European Parliament last May under Germany’s proportional representation voting system. Show More Summary

In Europe, Pirates Are Writing The Copyright Law

Strangely unreported by mainstream media, there is a major revision of the copyright monopoly underway in the European Union. And the person in charge, Julia Reda, is a Pirate Party representative. The tide is turning. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

‘The Pirate Bay Will Multiply Servers,’ Says Berlin Party Chairman Bruno Kramm

Bruno Kramm, the Berlin chairman of the Pirate Party, has said that The Pirate Bay will fight police crackdown on the file-sharing website by multiplying servers. In an interview with Russia Today, he vowed that each time police shut The Pirate Bay down through punitive raids it would re-open by multiplying servers. Show More Summary

Torrent Site ‘Hijacks’ MPAA’s Movie Search Engine

The MPAA's search engine for movies and TV-shows "WhereToWatch" can now be upgraded with torrents, thanks to PopcornCab. The deviant torrent site, run by former U.S. Pirate Party leader Travis McCrea, decided to add torrent support so it can reach a wider audience. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.


2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

PENNSYLVANIA DEFENSE INSTITUTE presents CLE Program and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Portland Pirates Hockey Game at Mohegan Sun Arena Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1 Ethics Credit! 4:30 P.M.: Registration 5:00 P.M.: CLE program...Show More Summary

SAVE THE DATE: Pennsylvania Defense Institute Holiday Party in NEPA - November 19, 2014

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

PENNSYLVANIA DEFENSE INSTITUTE presents CLE Program and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Portland Pirates Hockey Game at Mohegan Sun Arena Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1 Ethics Credit! 4:30 P.M.: Registration 5:00 P.M.: CLE program...Show More Summary

UPDATED WITH POSTER! Here's the Official Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser From Marvel

Pirates: 1 Agents of SHIELD ratings gimmick: 0 Leaked via bootleg earlier, this is the official version from Marvel. It doesn't have the party scene shown in San Diego, nor - unless I missed h...

Anti-Piracy Group Plans to Block In Excess of 100 Sites

An anti-piracy outfit 'blockaded' by the Pirate Party last week in Austria has revealed its expanded plans for website blocking. The Hollywood-affiliated group says it will strive for blocks of sites numbering "in the low three digits" while applying to the court for more effective blocking technical solutions. Show More Summary

Just add iPhone to these costumes for total Halloween domination

You know you hate showing up to the Halloween party with that lame generic pirate costume. We all do, but we all end up doing it. Then there’s those of us who want to make the coolest, most unique costume … Read more ›

Pirates Prepare to ‘Blockade’ Anti-Piracy Outfit

An anti-piracy group that has spent years trying to have sites blocked online will today get a small taste of its own medicine. In response to blocks against popular streaming sites, supporters of the Pirate Party will carry out a symbolic 'blockade' of a Hollywood-affiliated anti-piracy group's headquarters. Show More Summary

Pirate Party Launches Site For Public To Put Questions To New EU Commissioners Responsible For Internet Policy

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There's a new set of top politicians coming in to form the European Commission, one of the three bodies that run the European Union. Next week, the European Parliament -- another of those three bodies -- gets to grill them on their suitability. Show More Summary

The Pirates' Locker-Room Celebration Looks Like So Much Fun

4 months agoSports : Deadspin

Maybe it's just my opinion, but this is a dumb and bad tweet about baseball players and when they're allowed to party: Read more...

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