NO to 10 Years Imprisonment For Copyright Infringement

The UK Government (via it’s misnamed “Intellectual Property Office”) just held a consultation on copyright infringement. In comparison to previous ones, this one was simple, and had only one question. Should the maximum custodial sentence available for online and offline copyright infringement of equal seriousness be harmonised at 10 years? Please justify your answer and […]
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PPUK Moving Forward With Purpose

The stepping down of Loz and Ed might seem like some to be the end of the Pirate Party. They couldn’t be further from the truth. While both Ed and Loz have been valuable members of the executive team, to say they’re indispensable, and of critical importance to the party is not only being overly […]
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[LIVE] Pirate Party UK General Election Liveblog 2015

It’s election time again, which means time for another liveblog. I’ll be covering the election, focusing on the 6 pirates up for election, and I’ll be assisted in that by various pirates including Wendy Cockroft, and Stephen Ogden. Those 6 lucky Pirate candidates are: It’s election time again, which means time for another liveblog. I’ll […]
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Conservative government Clueless on Porn Censorship

In a move that would have Operation Yewtree crawling all over them if it screamed “Think of the Children” any louder or more breathlessly, Conservative Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has pledged mandatory age checks on porn sites. While his position was probably well intentioned, it yet again shows a vast gulf between reality, and the […]
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Top Gear’s Argentina Could Be Future Britain

Over the weekend Top Gear aired its Patagonia special, which ended in quite spectacular fashion. While most of us already knew the ending already (as it made international news at the time) it was quite a different thing seeing the ending in context. What’s more it’s something we’re increasingly likely to see on UK streets […]
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[UPDATED] Nominet, The ICO, and the Importance of Privacy

*UPDATE* November 4 2013 – the ICO has responded to this. See bottom History is defined by its ages. In the past we’ve had the middles ages, then we went through the industrial revolution, and became part of the industrial age, where machinery and manufacturing was key. Over the last 30 years, however, we’ve gone […]
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