Swedish Pirate Party to Vote on PPI Membership

Swedish Pirate Party to Vote on PPI Membership

Members of the Swedish Pirate Party will vote to decide whether or not to terminate the Party’s Observer Membership status within Pirate Parties International (PPI). This vote follows the termination of PPI membership by Pirate Party Australia, Pirate Party UK and, most recently, the Icelandic Pirate Party. The Belgian Pirate Party briefly suspended its membership in March, but its members ultimately voted to stay within […]

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Lost in translation — an Interview with Gregory Engels

Lost in translation — an Interview with Gregory Engels

The online GA for PPI is coming up and this allows members to submit motions to be voted upon. The German Pirate Party proposed “MO-1, Access to medicine” which ruffled a few feathers when it was proposed. Ed Geraghty (responding in a personal capacity), interpreted it as “to be asking [Pirate Parties International’s members] to hold quackery such as homeopathy and witch doctors in the same esteem as […]

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Mozart Olbrycht-Palmer: Responsible Participatory Democracy [Pirate Visions]

Mozart Olbrycht-Palmer: Responsible Participatory Democracy [Pirate Visions]

If we want to have a fluid democracy we have to take responsiblity writes Mozart Olbrycht-Palmer. Mozart was, until recently, deputy secretary and media officer for PPAU. Currently he is touring Europe and working for the Pirate Times. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and not in their official capacities […]

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PPI Takes Help from PPAU to Arrange Online GA

PPI Takes Help from PPAU to Arrange Online GA

The Pirate Parties International (PPI) Board and Pirate Party Australia (PPAU) will cooperate to conduct an online General Assembly meeting on (or before) 15 March 2015, according to minutes of the most recent PPI Board meeting. On 5 January 2015 PPAU proposed an agenda item for consideration at the PPI Board meeting scheduled for the following day. The proposed item requested that the PPI Board consider […]

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PPI Board Cannot Collect Fees, says Court of Arbitration

PPI Board Cannot Collect Fees, says Court of Arbitration

On the afternoon of Tuesday 30 December 2014 (CET) the Pirate Parties International (PPI) Court of Arbitration (CoA) ruled that the PPI Board does not have the authority to request payment affiliation fees from its members. The decision relates to an application made by Pirate Party Australia (PPAU) that questioned the validity of a motion relating to fees that was passed at the PPI Paris 2014 General […]

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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 delivers application to PPI Court of Arbitration

PPAU delivers application to PPI Court of Arbitration

On Friday 19 December 2014, Pirate Party Australia (PPAU) submitted a formal application to the Pirate Parties International (PPI) Court of Arbitration relating to future affiliation fees of PPI. A copy of that application was provided to leaders of other Pirate Parties and publicised in the relevant channels on the PirateIRC network. The application contends that no conclusive vote was conducted at the Paris 2014 General Assembly conference to establish a mechanism […]

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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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Pirate Party Australia Registers as a Political Party

Pirate Party Australia Registers as a Political Party

Pirate Party Australia announced today, 21 January 2012 that its application for registration as a federal political party passed all tests and is now on the register of political parties.

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