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P-review 26 February 2013

Pirate Times Review

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. This edition of P-review has been delayed due to the momentous news that came out of Sweden yesterday regarding The Pirate Bay.

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The week in review 18- 24 February 2013

  • 20-21 February 2013 Due to ongoing internal conflict in the German Pirate Party the leaders of two state parties have resigned and one has left the party.

 

 

  • 23 February 2013 Crypto partys were held in Reykjavík, Iceland and Massachusettes, USA.  Lots of people learning OTR, Tor, PGP, Tails and more… Pirates serving their communities.

 

 

 

  • 25 February The British Defamation Bill passed the House of Lords but this much needed reform is in danger of failing. It means anyone in the world can sue anyone else in the world for libel in UK courts.  A PPUK press release gives more details.

 

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Some events  that should be interesting for Pirates in the coming week

  • 26 February The date the Swedish Pirate Party must stop supplying internet access to The Pirate Bay avoid legal action. They have vowed to fight the action.

 

 

 

 

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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 and am now an editor and writer. 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

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