Top Candidate for Pirate Party Netherlands Elected

Top Candidate for Pirate Party Netherlands Elected

The Pirate Party Netherlands (PPNL) elected its top candidate for the national elections that will be held next year (15th of March, 2017). The election for top spot in the coming national elections took place last Sunday, during a general assembly organized specifically for this purpose. Six candidates competed for the top spot in the list: Janmaarten Batstra, Rico Brouwer, Matthijs Pontier, Dirk Poot, Bob Sikkema […]

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Norway Blocks The Pirate Bay and Other Sites

Norway Blocks The Pirate Bay and Other Sites

Despite a ruling last year, by a Dutch court, that declared blocking The Pirate Bay to be ineffective, Norway decided to block The Pirate Bay yesterday. This ruling comes with less than two weeks before local elections in Norway. In a court decision yesterday the Norwegian Court decided to block seven file-sharing sites. The sites that will be blocked in Norway are The Pirate Bay, Extratorrent, Viooz, Primewire, Swefilmer, DreamfilmHD […]

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Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij Released from Prison

Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij Released from Prison

Fredrik Neij was released from prison in Skänninge, Sweden, on 1 June 2015, after serving two-thirds of a 10-month prison sentence for his involvement with Pirate Bay in enabling copyright infringement. Neij was instrumental in the operation of the Pirate Bay and was involved in the 2009 trial that saw him and fellow co-founders, Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (anakata), convicted of copyright offences. […]

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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 in the Netherlands General Assembly

Pirate Party in the Netherlands General Assembly

On Sunday, 6 July 2014, a General Assembly (GA) of the Pirate Party of the Netherlands was held in the city of  Utrecht. The turnout was around 55 persons at the meeting. On the agenda for the GA was the election of new board members, as the current administration was becoming too small, and there were several motions on the program, left from their previous GA which was dominated by the […]

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[Live] European Parliament Election Results

[Live] European Parliament Election Results

Today we will report live about the results of the EU elections. We expect the first public count to be available around 23.00 with some adjustments afterwards. Before that we will have exit polls, preliminary talk about possibilities and turnout. Contact us if you are able to help with the live-reporting! Follow here and on #votepirate

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The First Elected Pirate in the History of Dutch Politics

The First Elected Pirate in the History of Dutch Politics

The Piratenpartij Netherlands (PPNL) has achieved an historic result with the Amsterdam elections of 2014. With the seat for Jelle de Graaf in the board committee of Amsterdam West, PPNL has the first elected pirate in the history of Dutch politics. Assuming that irregularities in Amsterdam will not lead to changes in the numbers of seats, they almost won another two seats during the elections. The Piratenpartij Netherlands came 182 […]

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Pirates in the Netherlands prepare for local elections

Pirates in the Netherlands prepare for local elections

The first half of this year will be a busy one for the Pirate Party of the Netherlands(PPNL). Not only will they compete in the European elections in May. On the 19 March 2014 PPNL will also participate in local elections for the first time in its history. They will compete in only four of the country’s municipalities, namely: Amsterdam, Binnenmaas, Groningen and Zwolle. Interesting […]

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The Importance of the Common European Election Programme

The Importance of the Common European Election Programme

European Pirates are moving on to the next level by adopting the Common European Election Programme (CEEP) and getting ready for the European elections of May. The CEEP was adopted by consensus, last November, in Athens So far, Pirate Parties of France, Germany, United Kingdom, Catalonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Netherlands have adopted the CEEP, Sweden has adopted it, except for two paragraphs and Austria […]

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