Austrian Pirates Advertise on Youporn

Austrian Pirates Advertise on Youporn

On Sunday 27 September 2015 the Austrian pirates (PPAT) have a local election in the region of Upper Austria. One of their focuses for their election campaign is the question of the right to privacy. They launched a campaign site for privacy and decided to put an advertisement on various porn sites to reach people with their message.

The advertisement banner says “Johanna wants to watch you” and has a picture of interior minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner. PPAT wishes to counter the idea that “if you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to hide”. There is a large shift towards a surveillance state in Austria which the Pirates wish to counter.

PPAT are participating in several municipalities and cities. However, due to limited resources they have chosen to focus mainly on one city where they have a good chance of entering the local parliament, Linz. The low threshold means they will need only about 1.7% of votes to enter there.

We need more opportunities for the people in Linz, more space for alternative living, such as urban gardens. In our representative democracy, the will of the people is almost never considered, for me it is important to implement the concerns of Linz.
– Claus-Peter Wiesinger (top candidate for Linz)


Useful links/sources

The election campaign site 

The privacy campaign site

Upper Austria Website

Press-release “Johanna would like to watch you”

Donation site for advertising on more porn sites


Featured image: CC BY-SA 3.0 PPAT

Josef Ohlsson Collentine

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I'm a dual citizen (American/Swede) and try to integrate my reflections from a more global perspective if possible. I'm the organizational leader for Pirate Times and work actively to strengthen the pirate movement through this work as well as being the international contact for Piratpartiet (PPSE). Elected board member of PPSE for 2015-2018. If you would like to ask me something I speak English, Swedish and Spanish. Find me on the links below