A regular review of some things that passed the Pirate Times by in the previous week and a preview of some events coming in the week ahead.
One week ago the Pirate Party of Sweden (PPSE) received legal personal threats for supplying The Pirate Bay (TPB) with Internet access. They were given a week to make a decision about stopping the provision of TPB with Internet access or face a legal battle. PPSE decided to step aside and have handed the responsibility to the Pirate Party of Norway (PPNO) and the Pirate Party of Catalonia (PPCAT).
On Thursday evening, 21 February 2013, European Pirates got a new way to connect with Brussels and the European Parliament. Swedish Pirate MEP Amelia Andersdotter and her capable team have set up a regular streaming service so that Pirates and of course, any interested person can watch live and ask questions.
The Pirate Movement as updated since the last post. Latest count of Pirate Parties in the world = 64 Pirate Parties (registered 23, active 27, low activity 11, conflicting parties 3).
the Pirates of St. Vith, in Belgium and the Pirates of Düsseldorf are starting the first “grenzenlos Piraten-Partnerschaft” (border-less pirate partnership). The concept of partnerships, also called twinning, between two local Pirate groups in different geographical locations.
The Italian Pirates are not able to field candidates in the coming elections in Italy. Not wanting to just sit on the side lines and watch, they found a suitable candidate to support in Arturo di Corinto.
During the first week-end of February, the Statutes Group of the PPEU project had a meeting in Paris. About thirty pirates from a dozen Pirate Parties were physically present, while others followed the debates remotely from Mumble.
Today,19 Ferbuary 2013, the Pirate Party Pirate Party of Sweden reported that it received a letter from the Rights Alliance on account of the party supplying The Pirate Bay with Internet access.
This is the first of a new feature in the Pirate Times. A regular review of the what the Pirate Times brought you in the previous week from Monday to Sunday plus some things we did not cover and a look at events in the week ahead.