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A Member of Sweden’s Pirate Party Tricked High-Ranking Officials Into Using His Insecure Wi-Fi Network

This post originally appeared in Business Insider. An activist in Sweden has managed to fool top politicians, military officers, and journalists with a clever Wi-Fi trick in protest of government surveillance, Ars Technica reports. Gustav...Show More Summary

Open Letter To Key EU Copyright Working Group Calls For 'Balanced Representation Of Views'

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in January, we wrote about the report from the Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda, which made a number of bold but sensible proposals for reforming the EU's 2001 copyright directive. Not surprisingly, the lobbyists have been hard at work,...Show More Summary

The Pirate Party is now the most popular political party in Iceland

The Pirate party is now the most popular political party in Iceland, TorrentFreak reports. Over the past several years, the Pirate Party has grown rapidly in the Nordic country. Based on a platform of radical copyright reform and social liberalism, the party now has the support of 23.9% of the population, according to a recent survey. Show More Summary

The Pirate Party is now the biggest political party in Iceland

Like the lawless, ruthless, anarchists they were, the classic pirates we all know and love believed in total freedom and self-interest without the rule of kings and queens. That’s probably why their own […]

Icelandic Pirates soar: citizenship for Snowden?

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Icelandic Pirate Party is out-polling all the country's other parties, with 24% of the population backing them. Read the rest

The Pirate Party is Now the Most Popular Political Group in Iceland

Photo by fdecomite via Wikimedia Commons Avast ye mateys! According to a new poll out of Iceland, the Pirate Party has now become the country’s most popular political entity. Iceland Review reports that the left-wing group had the support of 23.9 percent of those voters polled, eking out the conservative Independence Party’s 23.4 percent. Show More Summary

Pirate Party Becomes Iceland’s Most Popular Political Party

The results of a new poll published today in Iceland indicates that the Pirate Party has just become the country's most popular political party. According to the results, almost a quarter of all citizens would vote Pirate today. Speaking...Show More Summary

Iceland’s Eurosceptic Pirate Party Tops Popularity Polls

The Pirate Party was founded in 2012 by MP Birgitta Jonsdottir and several internet activists and managed to win three seats in the 2013 election, becoming the first pirate party in the world to enter a national parliament.

Iceland’s Opposition Calls For Referendum on EU Bid

According to Iceland's Pirate Party co-founder, the country's opposition has put forward a resolution calling for a national referendum on whether the citizens want to pursue EU membership.

Arrrrrr! ‘Pirate Party’ On Rise In Iceland

Ahoy, me scurvies! An un-Tea-Party whose platform includes radical reform of copyright laws is making waves in one of Europe’s smallest but most politically fascinating nations. Hækka Glaðan Roger (that’s Icelandic for “Hoist the Jolly Roger“)! According to a new poll conducted by Iceland’s largest newspaper, Fréttablaðið, if elections were held today, the Pirate Party [...]

Pirate Party’ set to hijack Icelandic parliament

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Pirate Party’ Could Hijack Iceland, Poll Shows According to a new poll conducted by Iceland’s largest newspaper, Fréttablaðið, if elections were held today, the Pirate Party would become the second largest in the Alþingi, the country’s parliament, with 14 seats. Píratar, as...

Help the UK Pirate Party write its 2015 election manifesto

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A reader writes: "The UK Pirate Party is launching their 2015 crowdsourced policy platform for their manifesto leading to the 2015 general election." Read the rest

Orlando Bloom's 'Pirates of Caribbean 5' Starts Shooting in Australia

Orlando Bloom keeps it cool in sunglasses while catching a departing flight at LAX Airport on Monday (February 23) in Los Angeles. The 38-year-old English actor flew out after hitting the star-studded 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held after the 2015 Oscars the night before. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Orlando Bloom Orlando [...]

This Is Brazil's Dirtiest Carnival Party

Forget the sexy nurses, the pirates, and devils. At the Bloco da Lama Carnival street party, swamp creature is the costume of choice. Revelers in the seaside colonial town of Paraty yesterday threw themselves into deposits of black, mineral-rich slime, emerging covered head-to-toe in the sludge. Bikinis and trunks disappeared...

Sequel Bits: ‘Lego Movie 2?, ‘Party Down’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5?, ‘Fight Club 2?

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Aspiring actors, disillusioned suburbanites, and little plastic men figure in today’s edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump: The Fight Club comic book sequel launches in May China and France will get to see Taken 3 in 3D Pirates ofShow More Summary

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

2 months agoIndustries / 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

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