The IMMI logo over the northern lights

IMMI – A Safe Haven for Digital Rights – An Introduction

Over the coming weeks we want to introduce you to and explain  IMMI (International Modern Media Initiative – an acronym and so pronounced as a word) and how it relates to the Pirate Movement. It came out of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative, a project to take the best data protection laws from around the world and to implement them in Iceland. The new organisation has the same objective, it is  just that the whole world is now the focus of implementation. However it has become much more than that and as we will see – a hot bed of innovation.

In this article we will bring you two videos that will explain why IMMI was bought into existence by two Pirates who are deeply involved in the project – before the Joined the Pirate Movement. Smári McCarthy and Birgitta Jónsdóttir.

CC-BY-SA Smári McCarthy


CC BY-SA Pirate Times

Taken at the Urban Spree Gallery for reSource Transmediale


Featured image: CC-BY IMMI and Image Editor

Andrew Reitemeyer

About Andrew Reitemeyer

I joined the Pirate Party of Lower Saxony in Germany in April 2012, once I found out that non citizens were welcome to join and become active members of the Party. I joined the Pirate Times soon after it was started as a proof reader and am now an editor and author. Since then I have returned to my native New Zealand and joined the Pirate Party of New Zealand. Politically I come from the libertarian left and have, up to now, not regarded any political party as having a solution for the democratic deficit that envelops the world. With the advent of the Pirate Party, which truly embraces grass roots democracy, I have found a political home. The Pirate Times is a way I can contribute to furthering the Pirate Movement around the world. Skype: frithogar