In memoriam: Bojan Kopitar (1982-2015)

In memoriam: Bojan Kopitar (1982-2015)

The following is a guest post by Maša Čorak. — On Monday morning, March 9 2015, our fellow pirate Bojan Kopitar has left us after a brief but aggressive fight with leukemia. With him passing away, our community has lost one effacing and phenomenal member, a pioneer-pirate in Croatia and one of the founding members of the Croatian Pirate Party. Bojan was passionate about languages […]

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Sarah van Liefferinge: We pirates should be the change we wish to see [pirate visions]

Sarah van Liefferinge: We pirates should be the change we wish to see [pirate visions]

Sarah van Liefferinge invites everyone on board to keep an eye on the horizon as politicians, while reminding us of what the pirate movement was started for. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and not in their official capacities in their party or organisation. We hope you would like […]

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Hollywood Director Promotes Oscar Nominated Film with Torrent Download

Hollywood Director Promotes Oscar Nominated Film with Torrent Download

In 2002, a short film named Johnny Flynton was released. One of the comments on its IMDB page, titled ‘someone please distribute this film’ reads: “I was blown away. The performances, the cinematography, the writing were all great.” — Author: Brad H. Johnny Flynton was written and directed by Lexi Alexander, a German-born Hollwyood film director. Alexander is well known for her later films Green […]

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Pirate Party of Russia Files a 7 Million Euro Lawsuit

Pirate Party of Russia Files a 7 Million Euro Lawsuit

Members of the Pirate Party of Russia have filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights. They have challenged the decision by the Ministry of Justice, who refused to register the party because of its name. PPRU are asking the court to reverse the decision taken by the Ministry of Justice. They are also asking for a compensation of 10,000 Euro for each […]

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Spain Adopts Repressive ‘Gag Law’

Spain Adopts Repressive ‘Gag Law’

On Thursday, 11 December 2014, the Spanish congress approved a devastating new law that limits many civil rights in the country. The “law on protection of public safety” (Ley Orgánica de protección de la seguridad ciudadana) has been dubbed the  ‘Gag Law’ (#LeyMordaza), as it focuses mostly on limiting the civil rights of protestors. Revolution-news.com has listed some of the most restrictive measures of the law. […]

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Pirate Party President Sven Clement on Trial

Pirate Party President Sven Clement on Trial

On Wednesday 24 September 2014, after having listened to two witnesses and giving a statement in a legal case against him, Sven Clement walked out of the courtroom feeling confident and amused. He had just plead guilty to intrusion of a protected database, but not guilty to (aggravated) theft. The combination of these charges could lead up to 10 years in prison and a 25,000 […]

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