Pirate Party Iceland Polling at 43%, Almost a Majority

Pirate Party Iceland Polling at 43%, Almost a Majority

After leading the polls for almost a year, the Pirate Party of Iceland has reached their highest result with 43% in the latest poll. This result would be a landslide victory over the current ruling government at 29.5% (7.9% + 21.6%). After being elected in 2013, with a mere 5.1% of the votes, PPIS popularity has exploded. Since 30 April 2015 they have consistently polled at over 30% […]

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The Schrödinger’s Prime Minister of Iceland

The Schrödinger’s Prime Minister of Iceland

When the #panamapapers scandal broke the Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson, was resolute that he would not resign. Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, backed him up saying that “We aren’t worried at all… It is unfair, impolite to put his (Gunnlaugsson’s) name with a bunch of criminals”. However, the government is a coalition the Progressive Party (where Sigmundur is chairperson) […]

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Re-elections looming close as Iceland hits a political scandal

Re-elections looming close as Iceland hits a political scandal

The recent release of the #Panamapapers has already resulted in startling revelations spanning the globe. The “leak” reveals that several people, previously beyond suspicion (as well as those already subject to blacklisting and criminals), set up off-shore companies within more than 20 tax heavens worldwide. The Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, helped individuals set up off-shore companies and bank accounts in these tax heavens. Political […]

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Pirate Times Introduces Paywall to Fund Further Reporting

Pirate Times Introduces Paywall to Fund Further Reporting

Edit: April Fool’s. We’d never want to restrict access to information in such a way, completely contrary to pirate principles.  What are online readers willing to pay for digital content? Pirate Times has been publishing articles for free since August 2012. During this time we published 687 articles, where we made some of these more accessible (43 Spanish, 26 French and 11 Greek translations). We […]

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Julia Reda premiada por los eurodiputados en la categoría Agenda Digital

Julia Reda premiada por los eurodiputados en la categoría Agenda Digital

El premio anual de la Revista del Europarlamento se llevó a cabo el 16 de marzo de 2016 pasado. Este evento está diseñado para agradecer a los colegas por su trabajo; está patrocinado por el sector empresarial y reparte premios en 20 categorías diferentes, en la mayoría de ellas tienen un patrocinador específico (por ejemplo, en la categoría Deportes el patrocinador fue Coca-Cola). Funcionamiento de los premios: Cualquier […]

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Julia Reda Wins the Digital Agenda Category at the MEP Awards

Julia Reda Wins the Digital Agenda Category at the MEP Awards

The Parliament Magazine’s annual MEP (Members of European Parliament) Awards took place 16 March 2016. Briefly described it is an event designed to show appreciation for fellow MEPs. The event is sponsored by the business sector and hands out awards in 20 different categories where most of them have a dedicated sponsor (e.g. the Sport category was sponsored by Coca-Cola). How the MEP Awards work: […]

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Flattr and Bitcoin Support for Oct, Nov, Dec (2015) and Jan, Feb 2016

Flattr and Bitcoin Support for Oct, Nov, Dec (2015) and Jan, Feb 2016

Our support on Flattr is steady and has happened mostly through recurring flattrs over the past few months. Our activity over these past months has been low and with less content we receive less support.  Thanks a lot to the ones that keep us going money-wise, it makes a huge difference. In total over the past five months we received 41.52 Euro on Flattr. On bitcoin […]

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EU Consultation on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

EU Consultation on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

The European Commission is currently holding a consultation to modernize the enforcement of Intellectual Property rights. They are looking for your input until 5 April 2016: In its Digital Single Market strategy the Commission committed to undertake a set of targeted actions which aim to foster the cross-border digital economy but also aim to ensure a safe online environment for business operators and consumers […] It will […]

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Xenophobia Overshadowed the State Elections in Germany

Xenophobia Overshadowed the State Elections in Germany

This past Sunday (March 13th), there were local elections in three states of Germany: Baden Witterburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Rhineland-Palatinate. The Pirate Party of Germany (PPDE) did not manage to gather enough signatures to participate in Saxony-Anhalt. In Baden-Württemberg they achieved 21.733 votes (0.41%) and in Rhineland-Palatinate they achieved 16.790 votes (0.8%). In the two states where PPDE took part in elections, their returns fell below […]

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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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