Interview with the Leader of Pirate Party Finland

Interview with the Leader of Pirate Party Finland

On June 11th Pirate Party Finland (PPFI) elected a new board. After a tie between the incumbent leader (Tapani Karvinen) and the new challenger (Jonna Purojärvi) another vote was made. This time the new challenger managed to take the position to lead the party forward. Pirate Times reached out to Jonna Purojärvi with some questions. Pirate Times: Tell us a bit about yourself – your […]

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Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij Released from Prison

Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij Released from Prison

Fredrik Neij was released from prison in Skänninge, Sweden, on 1 June 2015, after serving two-thirds of a 10-month prison sentence for his involvement with Pirate Bay in enabling copyright infringement. Neij was instrumental in the operation of the Pirate Bay and was involved in the 2009 trial that saw him and fellow co-founders, Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (anakata), convicted of copyright offences. […]

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Watch LIVE: Glenn Greenwald, Carl Bernstein, Peter Sunde, and More!

Watch LIVE: Glenn Greenwald, Carl Bernstein, Peter Sunde, and More!

Currently, a conference called the Media Days (Mediedagarna) in Gothenburg is happening here in Sweden. The conference attracts a large section of the media industry in Sweden. One of the main themes at the conference this year is ‘Freedom of Speech’, which is a major reason why the Pirate Party of Sweden (PPSE) is attending. In upcoming articles, Pirate Times will report more about the […]

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How the State Produces Hate: Peter Sunde in Prison Part 2

How the State Produces Hate: Peter Sunde in Prison Part 2

(Continued from part 1) Time passes and our father  becomes ill. Peter is worried about what is happening. Our father is old and has severe pains in the leg. After the lung cancer twenty years ago he only has one lung left. He had surgery for the heart and the hip. And this summer his weight has plummeted. Why does Peter not get day-leave? Because […]

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How the State Produces Hate: Peter Sunde in Prison (Part 1/2)

How the State Produces Hate: Peter Sunde in Prison (Part 1/2)

The prison sentence from The Pirate Bay trial is not the only punishment that Peter Sunde has to endure. His brother wrote a long public post on Facebook about the treatment of Peter Sunde and how it also affects and punishes people close to him. The words below have been translated from Swedish, with permission from the author. You will have to judge the validity […]

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Why Julia Reda Supported Juncker for EU Commission President

Why Julia Reda Supported Juncker for EU Commission President

In her latest blog post, Pirate MEP Julia Reda declared that she voted for the conservative Jean-Claude Juncker in the recent election held on 15 July 2014. Her reasons were partly tactical and partly political. Tactical: The European Parliament had fought hard for the right to have input into the nomination process and voting for Juncker was a way to cement that right especially in […]

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PIRATE PROTEST OUTSIDE THE SWEDISH EMBASSY IN ATHENS AGAINST SUNDE’S ARREST

PIRATE PROTEST OUTSIDE THE SWEDISH EMBASSY IN ATHENS AGAINST  SUNDE’S ARREST

On  26 June 2014 members and friends of the Pirate Party of Greece organized a protest against Peter Sunde’s arrest, outside the Embassy of Sweden in Athens. Thanasis Gounaris, vice-chairman of the Board of PP-GR, spoke to Pirate Times about the activity: “Thousands, even millions of Greek citizens have visited the Pirate Bay and downloaded millions of files, music, movies, software. The Pirate Bay influenced […]

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Nominate Someone for the EFF Pioneer Award

Nominate Someone for the EFF Pioneer Award

Every year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation awards three or four Pioneer Awards to people or organisations who have “contributed substantially to the health, growth, accessibility, or freedom of computer-based communications.”  The nominations for this year’s awards close on midnight 2nd July 2014.  If you know of someone who meets these qualifications then rush to the nomination form. Your nominee can be any person, system or organisation […]

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Peter Sunde Arrested

Peter Sunde Arrested

The Swedish Newspaper, Expressen, has reported that Pirate Bay co-founder, Peter Sunde, has been arrested. He was held in a raid on a farm near the city of Skåne Tonganoxie. It was assumed that the Polish police would have had a hand in the arrest. The press secretary at the National Police Carolina Ekéus,  confirmed the arrest. “He will serve his prison sentence. I have no […]

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European Pirates Have a Board With Amelia at Head

European Pirates Have a Board With Amelia at Head

On 20-21 March 2014 nearly 400 Pirates gathered in the European Parliament in Brussels. Their goal was to create ‘The European Pirate Party” (PPEU) and bond together closer. People came from all over Europe and 34 speakers were booked for the following Internet Governance and Beyond conference which took place just after the founding of PPEU. Swedish Pirate MEP Amelia Andersdotter was unanimously elected, by the delegates […]

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