In the last few days several people have given their view about the mass-spying scandal revealed by whistle-blower and former ‘Booz Allen Hamilton’ employee Edward Snowden. Although his true motive can be questioned, the fact is that Snowden’s actions revealed the existence of a…
Network Neutrality is a term often mentioned, but yet differently defined depending on the point of view of the person or organisation defining it. In fact, it has become one of the most widely used terms when talking about the Internet today.
When personal data is moved between different countries it makes it hard for citizens to have the right to protect and have some control over their personal information. The different registers, differing between countries, make it very hard for citizens, as well as companies trying to act in several countries, to keep track and control their information. Currently the European Parliament are discussing an attempt to harmonize data protection across the European Union.
Do you leave your computer on at nights or is it on only when you’re using it? Whatever your answer is, you can digitally dig like a pirate and find a real treasure! Actually not only you but your friends or a team that you are involved or even a party can get funding by mining for “Litecoin” digital currency.
The so called “Six Pack” of Reforms for Europe includes a lot of points, accepted by the general assembly of the German Pirate Party. more citizen participation and rights for the European Parliament, a Marshall plan to deal with Europe’s economic crisis, energy generation that should be decentralized, access to a net-neutral internet should be guaranteed and Creative Content licenses promoted. The concept of a “Fortress Europe” and the agency FRONTEX should be abandoned.
The Pirate Times Quiz for May 2013 Win a signed copy of Marina Weisband’s Book “Wir Nennen es Politik”
In the last days, the rough draft of the new Spanish Criminal Code -prepared by the right-wing People’s Party, which currently has an absolute majority in the Congress- has been leaked. It contains many disturbing aspects, such as the criminalization of several forms of peaceful protesting –however, one of the most debated topics has been its treatment of internet piracy.
One of the areas that the Pirate Parties are trying to act on is the adjustment of politics to a new digital age. This can be achieved through adding more transparency to the governments, opening them up for more collaboration and use of data and turning the government into more of an eGovernment in order to both use more of the benefits brought by our digital age and protect us from its risks.
On the evening of Friday 17 May 2013 Marina Weisband introduced and read sections of her book “Wir Nennen es Politik” (We Call it Politics) with the subtitle “Ideas for a Contemporary Democracy” to an audience in an auditorium in Bremen, Germany.
Over the coming weeks we want to introduce you to and explain IMMI (International Modern Media Initiative ) and how it relates to the Pirate Movement. In this article we will bring you two videos.