The reform was proposed by the Pirate Party: The bill said it was "essential in a free society that the public can express themselves without fear of punishment". As three members of the Pirate Party stood before parliament on Thursday,...Show More Summary
By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor The Pirate Party of Iceland (Píratar) successfully introduced a bill to the Alþingi repealing Article 125 of the Penal Code—Blasphemy. The measure passed with a nearly unanimous parliamentary vote. Show More Summary
The insurgent political movement, which has just three members in parliament, led the rollback of the 75-year-old law that made it a crime to "ridicule or insult" religious teachings.
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Surging in the polls, Iceland’s Pirate Party scores its first legislative victory, the decriminalization of blasphemy.
According to the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, Google's software that reportedly allows installing audio listeners onto every computer running Chrome browser, may result in an infrastructure for mass surveillance.
The party’s over for Johnny Depp! According to a new report in The National ENQUIRER, Disney execs staged an intervention with the actor recently, over concerns his partying could… READ ON
Eric Pheterson / (CC BY 2.0) Via its Chromium browser, Google has been installing listening software on users’ computers without permission. On the website Privacy Online News, Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge claims that Google has...Show More Summary
The Icelandic Pirate Party Iceland has long been one of the more right-leaning Nordic countries. In contrast to Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, which all have a long tradition of electing Social Democratic governments, Iceland's parliament has been dominated by right-of-center parties for all but four years since World War II. Show More Summary
The cover has been unveiled for Lindsey Stirling’s forthcoming book, The Only Pirate at The Party. We’ve embedded the full image for the jacket design above—what do you think? According to Stirling’s website, the YouTube star has been working on this project for almost three years with her sister Brooke S. Show More Summary
In an article published on the website Privacy Online News, Rick Falkvinge, founder of the first Pirate Party, makes the claim that Google is stealthily downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome. The software is...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) adopted a copyright reform proposal based on the report that Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda released earlier this year. There were tons of amendments and some of the important ideas in the original report were taken out or watered down -- something that Reda readily admits. Show More Summary
The Sunday Times uses the DMCA against a critic, Pirate Party report accepted by EU Parliament committee and FastPassTV admit pleads guilty.
Australia moves one step closer to site blocking, Greek Pirate Party adopts a BitTorrent tracker and The Guardian removes critic's video.
Coppersurfer, one of the largest torrent trackers on the Internet, has been targeted by copyright holders throughout Europe. Most recently, a German court ordered a local hosting provider to hand over the personal details of its operator. Show More Summary
1. Throwing a birthday party is freaking exhausting. Forget playing a simple game of "pin the peg leg on the pirate" at my kid's 6th birthday. Thanks to Pinterest, I know he won't have a happy birthday unless I decorate 10 large cardboard boxes to look like 18th century pirate ships and stage a treasure hunt spanning the entire neighborhood. Show More Summary
Pirate party! Who doesn't want to go to a pirate party??? There seems no better way to end this horror-in-the-sea month on GHT than to have a post about how to plot and plan a dream pirate-themed party! Be sure to look for "links" to finding items online. Show More Summary
The court order to transfer ownership of two Pirate Bay-related domains to the Swedish state will not be a straightforward process. Site co-founder Fredrik Neij, a party in the two-year long case, has just announced he will appeal the ruling. Show More Summary
The latest poll in Iceland shows the Pirate Party has confirmed its position as country's biggest political party, driven - as in Germany - by a widespread disillusionment with mainstream politics.