Pirate Party Australia Raises Funds Playing Counterstrike

Pirate Party Australia Raises Funds Playing Counterstrike

During the last Canning By-election the Pirate Party Australia (PPAU) was challenged to a Counter-Strike Global Offensive tournament. The challenge came from a sub-forum to Reddit called Circlejerk Australia and was intended as a way to give PPAU an opportunity to raise funds. However the Pirates were too busy campaigning to take them up on the challenge during the elections and planning for the challenge took place […]

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Sunstone, Pirate Shops and Fundraising (PPI)

Sunstone, Pirate Shops and Fundraising (PPI)

Pirate Parties International have their board meetings every two weeks. We summarize and  bring you the highlights of the meetings. Sunstone The Sunstone project, which is to set up as a Pirate Think Tank, has appointed Jelena Jovanovic to lead the fund-raising campaign and run the social media. The project can be found on www.piratethinktank.net and social media (Facebook and Twitter). Pirate Shop Collaboration PPI is exploring […]

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2014: An Eventful Year for Pirate Party Australia

2014: An Eventful Year for Pirate Party Australia

The Pirate Party of Australia had a very busy year. With the start of a new year, Pirate Times takes a look at some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the Pirate Party’s year Down Under. Griffith and Western Australian elections Following the Australian Labor Party’s loss of government at the federal election in September 2013, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd kept his word and resigned […]

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PPAU Translates Landmark Pirate Bay Case

PPAU Translates Landmark Pirate Bay Case

In late August 2014 I was working on a submission to the Australian Government’s Online Copyright Infringement discussion paper. The Government was canvassing new measures to “tackle” the “problem” of online copyright infringement, and this was one of many opportunities for the Pirate Party to provide evidence and argument to a public consultation. The key proposals were some sort of notification scheme for alleged infringements (speculated to […]

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Court Rules Blocking TPB Ineffective: PPAU Crowdfund Translation

Court Rules Blocking TPB Ineffective: PPAU Crowdfund Translation

Update: the translated ruling is now available for dowload (pdf). Earlier this year, a Dutch Court ruled that not only was blocking the Pirate Bay ineffective, BitTorrent traffic in the Netherlands had actually increased since the Pirate Bay was blocked. The Court decided that two ISPs (Ziggo and XS4ALL) — originally ordered to block the Pirate Bay in 2012 — were no longer required to block access. This Hague Court […]

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Greek Pirates Participation in EU Elections depends on Crowdfunding

Greek Pirates Participation in EU Elections depends on Crowdfunding

Considering the awful economic situation that still is making the lives of the Greek people a misery, it is courageous of the Greek Pirate Party to plan to take part in the European Parliament elections. The Party was founded two years ago and since then it has participated in the twin national elections in May and June of 2012 where they managed to get 0.51% of the […]

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The Swedish Pirate Party is Crowdfunding for European Campaign

The Swedish Pirate Party is  Crowdfunding for European Campaign

Just as the Australian Pirates were celebrating their crowdfunding success we received news that the Swedish Pirates are pursuing a similar fundraising effort for the European Parliament elections with a page where Pirates (and other supporters) can make targeted donations. Currently there are 13 different options to donate to at http://crowdfunding.piratpartiet.se/ and in less than a week they have gathered ~5000 Euros through their crowdfunding campaign. Those who donate […]

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PPAU Crowdfunded AUD 10,000 for Their Upcoming Election

In a press release, the Pirate Party of Australia (PPAU) announced that on March 10th 2014 they met their campaign funding target for the upcoming Senate election in Western Australia. The senate seats are being re-contested on 5 April 2014 because ballots were lost in the 2013 elections and the courts ruled the election invalid. PPAU raised the extraordinary sum of AUD 10,000 (EUR 6,500) entirely through crowdfunding […]

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