Brendan Molloy from PPAU and Loz Kaye from PPUK, who have both led their Parties for several years, are stepping down. Fresh from campaigning as the Pirate Party candidate for the Manchester Central constituency in last week’s UK General Election, Loz has decided to “step down to spend more time with my family” and “balance my life better.” This does not mean that Loz will […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Australian Pirates are paragons of democracy. Following their general assembly in Brisbane on 19-20 July 2014 we had to wait for the results until now, as all Australian Pirates can vote on motions and candidates whether they attend the physical meeting or not. Birgitta Jónsdóttir gave the keynote speech which can be viewed on youtube. Birgitta told the Australians that writing legal code is very […]
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.