Pirate Party Norway Increases Slightly in Elections

Pirate Party Norway Increases Slightly in Elections

Norway just had their regional and local elections. This was the second election that Pirate Party of Norway (PPNO) participated in. Two years ago they achieved 0.3% of the votes in their national elections. This time, in regional and local elections they achieved the same result (0.3%). In total they received 7.165 votes despite not managing to participate in all regions this year. PPNO had […]

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PPNO Achieves 4.1% in School Elections

PPNO Achieves 4.1% in School Elections

The school elections, before the real upcoming local and regional elections in Norway, have taken place. Pirate Party of Norway received a total of 5.492 votes which would result in 4.1% across the country and 29 Seats in county parliaments. Compared to 2013 they didn’t manage to participate in all counties this year but where they do partake they increased their percentage of the vote […]

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Pirate Party Norway Goes Around Censorship

Pirate Party Norway Goes Around Censorship

The Norwegian Pirates are against censorship. Recently the Norwegian court ordered that Norwegian ISPs have to block seven file-sharing sites within two weeks. The sites that will be censored are The Pirate Bay, Extratorrent, Viooz, Primewire, Swefilmer, DreamfilmHD and Movie4k. This is something the Norwegian Pirates reacted harshly to and called “creeping censorship”. When the government started with “creeping censorship” the Norwegian Pirates decided to act […]

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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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Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 006

Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 006

The Podcast for the Order of the Pirate Unicorn Mumble chat held on 24 May 2015 and recorded on 26 May.   Offering Free Wifi A German chatter reported that  they are working on free wifi – letting others use their  for others and getting around the legal liability by routing packets through Sweden Using tor was also raised as a possibility Other ways to […]

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General Assembly in Paris – Drones, Fees and a New PPI Board

General Assembly in Paris – Drones, Fees and a New PPI Board

The General Assembly of the Pirate Party International (PPI) took place on 13 April 2014 in Paris. During this event a few great ideas came up, a new board was elected and a membership fee has been implemented. There were 22 PPI members present at the GA from the beginning of the conference, some of them remotely through “drones” (appointed persons at the GA staying […]

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Brussels Calling: A Significant Moment in the History of Pirate Movement

Brussels Calling: A Significant Moment in the History of Pirate Movement

The Largest International Conference in Pirate History will be held this week in Brussels! More than 300 Pirates from 22 countries, even a few from outside Europe, have registered for the founding of the European Pirate Party (PPEU). The founding will take place at the “European Internet Governance and Beyond” Conference in the European Parliament, at the heart of Europe. A historic and symbolic event, […]

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General Assembly of PPNO: A Professionalization of the Party

General Assembly of PPNO: A Professionalization of the Party

The 1-2 February 2014 was the General Assembly of Pirate Party Norway (PPNO). They made use of a few different digital tools to run their general assembly. The entire meeting was live-streamed on youtube (day 1 and day 2 enabling people to follow the meeting without being present in Kristiansand. The protocol for the meeting was kept in a pad which enabled people to follow […]

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PP Norway got 0.3% in National Election and 750.000+ Euros

PP Norway got 0.3% in National Election and 750.000+ Euros

For a political party that is only a year old getting 0.3% in their first election is a good result. The Pirate Party of Norway managed to get 9.868 votes of the total 2.848.986 votes resulting in 0.3%. PPNO are pleased with the results and looking forward to their next election which will be the local elections in 2015. The Green Party has been in Norway […]

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Norwegian Pirate Party Facing Their First Election on Monday

Norwegian Pirate Party Facing Their First Election on Monday

On 9 September 2013 Norway is holding a parliamentary election where a conservative-center coalition will challenge the current social democratic coalition which has been in power for the past 8 years. Both coalitions have problems grasping how the Internet has changed the concepts of culture and freedom. The Pirate Party of Norway is challenging these coalitions in the upcoming elections with more focus on transparency, […]

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