The Pirate Movement on Facebook and Twitter – September 2012

The Pirate Movement on Facebook and Twitter – September 2012

The pirate movement has grown with 7 138 followers on Facebook and 5 315 followers on Twitter. The aggregated amount of new followers is 12 453 during the last month. To see the statistics from last month you can look here, these figures are from September 18th (1 month and 3 days after the last report). Last month there was an error in the calculation of […]

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Julia Schramm and DMCA Takedowns – a Pirate and Her Copyright

Julia Schramm and DMCA Takedowns – a Pirate and Her Copyright

Julia Schramm, member of the national board of the Pirate Party Germany, published a book which came out a few days ago. Since she is a publicist, this should not have come as a surprise. Julia announced the book well before she was elected into the board of the German Pirate Party during April of 2012. Time passed by, and suddenly – one gets the […]

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Plastic Pirates Putin to Prison

Plastic Pirates Putin to Prison

One more attempt was made to get hold of the cat. The lasso was thrown, it caught on one of the candles, the chandelier fell down. (Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita) We heard that after failing to arrest the cat the Russian police turned to Margarita and some four plastic pirates. Reason – unlawful assembly. On September 14th, 2012, Margarita Bashilova from Kaliningrad, Russia, wanted to […]

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Do the Pirates stand a chance in the US?

Do the Pirates stand a chance in the US?

Brad Hall’s first encounter with the Pirate Party happened when he happened across a post on Boingboing.net regarding the party. Intrigued, Brad decided to ingratiate himself in the US movement, aiming to become an embedded journalist. While supporting the cause, he tried to distance himself from it. He failed and became one of its top US members. Felicitas Steinhoff, whose first encounter with the Pirate […]

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Overview over the PP NDS convention

Overview over the PP NDS convention

After the successes the German pirates had in the state elections in Berlin, Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein and North-Rhine-Westfalia, it has become a bit quieter, resulting in them dropping back to 6% in recent election polls. A lot hinges therefore on the Pirate Party of Lower Saxony, which will ring in the 2013 election year on January 20th. Later in 2013 we will have elections in Bavaria […]

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PP UK Sysadmin Wins OpenDNS Award

PP UK Sysadmin Wins OpenDNS Award

The OpenDNS SysAdmin Awards were just handed out. The awards are annually given out to: “elite network managers who persevere great challenges, oversee epic rollouts, hack creative work-arounds and manage limited budgets“ all without much appreciation. The winner this year, in the prestigious “Flying Solo” category, is the UK Pirate Party‘s system administrator Steve Wilson. The SysAdmin Awards of 2012 are the sixth annual, and […]

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The Progress of the PPI Board After 122 Days of Work

The Progress of the PPI Board After 122 Days of Work

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 well as point on things they are still behind on. With two thirds of their time left, the future reports from the board will hopefully […]

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The Life and Death of ACTA

The Life and Death of ACTA

In early 2012, the Internet was becoming an increasingly dark place. The word had started to spread ACTA, a dark monster looming in the darkest corner of the net, and then both SOPA and PIPA were revealed , even more creatures of the night accompanying ACTA. For vast numbers of internet activists and regular users, these beasts seemed impossible to beat. Yet only six months […]

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The Pirate Movement on Facebook and Twitter – August 2012

The Pirate Movement on Facebook and Twitter – August 2012

The pirate movement has a total of 536.794 followers on facebook + twitter today! This is a very impressive number and shows that it is indeed a movement that is here to stay. Important to remember is that it’s not only the number of followers that counts but more importantly the level of interaction and impact the posts might have on followers. This is harder […]

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A Program for the EU Pirates

A Program for the EU Pirates

The idea of a Pirate Party for Europe and the European Union has been underway for some time. And even though its organisation and agenda have yet to be determined, the work to create it has already been started. The main issue is, of course, the diversity of Pirate Parties in this geographical area and the coordination of their respective agendas. The next European Parliament […]

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