20 – 21 April 2013 – Pirate Parties International will be holding their annual conference in Karzan
The Pirate Movement as updated since the last post. Latest count of Pirate Parties in the world = 64 Pirate Parties (registered 23, active 27, low activity 11, conflicting parties 3).
Kim Dotcom has been in the headlines ever since New Zealand police raided his mansion at the behest of the FBI on 20 January 2013. Millions of users who had innocently stored files, to which there were no copyright or intellectual property infringements, on the Megaupload servers lost all access to their data. Pirates are not the sort of people stand on one side. The Pirate Party of Catalonia have taken matters in hand and with the support of many national Pirate Parties and Pirate Parties International
The upcoming General Assembly of Pirate Party International (PPI) will be held in Kazan, Russia. So decided the PPI board on January 8 2013. The conference will be held in a weekend in April and will be the first one held outside of the European Union.
In its General Assembly meeting of October, 3, 2012, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has chosen to wait until 2013 to take a decision on the observer membership application of the PPI. Torn between the recent evidences of the Pirate Parties influence in several national elections and the objections of several of its member states, the UN agency chose to take no side and wait for a future ruling about political parties applications.
The PPI board has now served one third of their elected time and it is a good time to summarize what they have accomplished. This might also be a good opportunity to give the board praise for accomplished tasks as…