During the weekend of the 16 and 17 March 2013 the Pirate Party of Croatia (PP-HR) hosted a European Pirate conference. This is part of a process started on 15 April 2012 during the Pirate Parties International (PPI) annual General Assembly. The goal is to have a common election program and to coordinate cooperation between the different national Pirate Parties and their MEPs.
The first of January is also known as “Public Domain Day”. Due to the expiration of copyright protection terms on works produced by authors who died several decades earlier, thousands of works enter the public domain on this date. Although we Pirates think the current terms of copyright protection are exuberant, it’s still worth taking a look a some of these old works that now become a freely available part of our shared world heritage.
On Saturday 22 December 2012 members of the Belgian Pirate Party met up for an extraordinary general assembly (EGA). This gathering was held in the Wallonian student city of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve. This location was a symbolic choice, during the communal elections of 14 October the party reached 5.16%, its best result ever. Only 14 votes shy of our first city councillor.