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Pirate Party

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Pirate Party is a label adopted by political parties in different countries. Pirate parties support civil rights, direct democracy and participation in government, reform of copyright and patent law, free sharing of knowledge (open content), information privacy, transparency, freedom of information and network neutrality.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Common policies 2
    • Copyright and censorship 2.1
  • International organizations 3
    • Pirate Parties International 3.1
    • European Pirate Party 3.2
    • Pirates without Borders 3.3
    • Parti Pirate Francophone 3.4
  • European Union elections 4
    • 2009 4.1
    • 2013 4.2
    • 2014 4.3
  • National elections 5
  • National parties 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

The Swedish copyright infringement, is therefore a reappropriation of the word.[3][4]

Parties in other countries, such as the European Parliament election of 2009 the Swedish Pirate Party received 7.1 percent of the votes, winning two seats and achieving the first major success of a Pirate Party in an election. The German Pirate Party managed to win 8.9 percent of the votes in the Berlin state election, 2011.[5] The Czech Pirate Party won the international race to get a pirate politician to national parliament when a joint pirate candidate, Libor Michálek, was elected in the 2012 senate election.[6]

The biggest election victory in national parliamentary elections of any pirate party was in Iceland where they received 5.1% of the electorate on the 27th of April 2013, gaining 3 seats out of 63 in the Althing.[7]

Common policies

Copyright and censorship

Some campaigns have included demands for the reform of copyright and patent laws via policies opposing internet censorship and surveillance.[8] One report cited a "fundamental incompatibility" between unrestricted freedom of speech and child pornography.[9] A comparison was elsewhere made between the 1980s pro-pedophilia groups that "flirted with the Greens".[10] In 2010, Swedish MEP Christian Engström called for supporters of amendments to the Data Retention Directive to withdraw their signatures,[11] citing a misleading campaign.[12]

International organizations

  Elected posts won
  Officially registered
  Active, unregistered pirate party
  No pirate party

Pirate Parties International

Pirate Parties International (PPI) is the umbrella organization of the national Pirate Parties. Since 2006 the organization has existed as a loose union[13] of the national parties. Since October 2009, Pirate Parties International has had the status of a non-governmental organization (Feitelijke vereniging) based in

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External links

  1. ^ Why The Name "Pirate Party"?
  2. ^ Slyck Interviews The Pirate Bay, retrieved 2011-01-21
  3. ^ "What's in a name?".  
  4. ^ "FAQ".  
  5. ^ "Zweitstimmenanteile ausgewählter Parteien". Wahl zum Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin 2011 (in German). Die Landeswahlleiterin für Berlin. 2011-09-18. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  6. ^ Rick Falkvinge (21 October 2012). "Pirate Parties Win First Senator's Seat Czech Win International Race". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Outcome of the Elections", Icelandic National Radio, Reykjavik, 28 April 2013. Retrieved on 28 April 2013.
  8. ^ Copley, Caroline (20 September 2009). "Germany’s ‘Pirate Party’ hopes for election surprise". Reuters blog ( 
  9. ^ Nothnagle, Alan (19 April 2012). "Germany's Pirates enter Nazi-infested waters". Open Salon ( 
  10. ^ Gessat, Michael (4 May 2013). "Pedophilia accusations haunt Green politician".  
  11. ^ Collins, Barry (3 June 2010). "Prevent paedophiles by tracking Google, say MEPs".  
  12. ^  
  13. ^ Pirate Parties International in the wiki of Pirate Parties International, retrieved 2011-01-21
  14. ^ "22 Pirate Parties from all over the world officially founded the Pirate Parties International".  
  15. ^ here comes the European Pirate Party
  16. ^ "Pirates without Borders Wiki". Pirates without Borders. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  17. ^ "Piratenpartij presenteert verkiezingsprogramma" (in Dutch). 3VOOR12 NL. 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

References

Outside Sweden, pirate parties have been started in over 40 countries,[17] inspired by the Swedish initiative.

National parties

Country Date % Seats
Sweden 17 September 2006 0.63 0
Germany 27 September 2009 1.95 0
Sweden 19 September 2010 0.65 0
United Kingdom 6 May 2010 0.00 0
Czech Republic 28–29 May 2010 0.81 0
Netherlands 9 June 2010 0.11 0
Finland 17 April 2011 0.51 0
Canada 2 May 2011 0.02 0
Switzerland 23 October 2011 0.48 0
Spain 20 November 2011 0.14 0
Greece 6 May 2012 0.51 0
Greece 17 June 2012 0.23 0
Netherlands 12 September 2012 0.32 0
Israel 22 January 2013 0.05 0
Iceland 27 April 2013 5.10 3
Australia 7 September 2013 0.31 0
Norway 8–9 September 2013 0.34 0
Germany 22 September 2013 2.19 0
Austria 29 September 2013 0.77 0
Luxembourg 20 October 2013 2.94 0
Czech Republic 25–26 October 2013 2.66 0
Slovenia 13 July 2014 1.34 0

National elections

*Party only participated in North West England constituency
**PPAT is in alliance with two other parties: The Austrian Communist Party and Der Wandel. The alliance is called “Europa Anders” and also includes some independents in their lists
***with Ecological Greens
****PPEE are campaigning for an independent candidate (Silver Meikar) who supports the pirate program

State Date % Seats
United Kingdom* 22 May 2014 0.49 0
Netherlands 22 May 2014 0.85 0
Austria** 25 May 2014 2.1 0
Croatia 25 May 2014 0.39 0
Czech Republic 25 May 2014 4.78 0
Finland 25 May 2014 0.7 0
France 25 May 2014 0.32 0
Germany 25 May 2014 1.45 1
Greece*** 25 May 2014 0.90 0
Estonia**** 25 May 2014 1.8 0
Luxembourg 25 May 2014 4.23 0
Poland 25 May 2014 0.02 0
Slovenia 25 May 2014 2.58 0
Spain 25 May 2014 0.24 0
Sweden 25 May 2014 2.23 0

2014

*Held in 2013 due to Croatia's entry into EU

State Date % Seats
Croatia* 14 April 2013 1.13 0

2013

State Date % Seats
Sweden 7 June 2009 7.13 2
Germany 7 June 2009 0.9 0

2009

European Union elections

In Parti Pirate Francophone, the French-speaking Pirate Parties are organized. Current members are the pirates parties in Belgium, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Canada and Switzerland.

Parti Pirate Francophone

Since the Pirate Parties International Conference 2011 on 12 and 13 March 2011, PWB is an "observing member" of Pirate Parties International. The previously independent project "pirate streaming" has become a part of Pirates without Borders since 3 May 2011.

Pirates Without Borders is an international association of pirates. Unlike Pirate Parties International (which accepts only parties as voting members and organizations as observing members), Pirates Without Borders accept individuals as members. The PWB see themselves as a basis for international projects. Through global cooperation, they strive to reveal the impact of multinational trade agreements on all people on Earth, and foster freedom and democracy.[16] PWB originates from an independent committee for the coordination of Pirate parties in German-speaking countries, known as DACHLuke (DACHL = Germany-Austria-Switzerland-Luxembourg).

Pirates without Borders

The European Pirate Party (PPEU) is a European political party founded in September 2013 which consists of various pirate parties within European countries.[15]

European Pirate Party

The Pirate Parties International Foundation helps to establish Pirate parties around the world. It operates forums and mailing lists for communication between the national parties. The Pirate Parties International is governed by a board, led by co-chairs Maša Čorak and Koen De Voegt.

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