Jeremy Hammond Lulz-ing in Jail

There are petitions all over the internet right now, pleading for a judge to give someone an easy time. They’re full of claims about how what he did was not that bad, and he did it ‘for good’ etc. It’s all poppycock. These same people cry out ‘double standards’ if someone else gets preferential treatment, […]
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[LIVE] Pirate Party Australia Election Liveblog

Today is the federal elections in Australia, with Pirate Party Australia contesting a number of senate seats. In some areas, they’re competing with the similar Wikileaks party, but seem to have made a better impression of practicing what they preach. It’s hard to tell what the Pirate Party is polling at right now, because it’s […]
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£53 and the Problem With UK Politics

The current furore over the Work and Pensions Minister, Ian Duncan Smith, is highlighting not just the glibness of modern politicians when speaking to the media, but also that much of the media is focused on partisan bickering rather than on the reporting of news. There are two main aspects to this story. The first […]
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Cory Doctorow in Decatur

For those that didn’t know, Cory Doctorow was doing a tour to promote his new book “Homeland”, the sequel to Little Brother. On Feb 17th, he stopped by the Decatur Library, to give a little talk. In the warm up before the main talk, he took some questions and answers, and I thought it would […]
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The Absurd (Unconstitutional) Photo Manipulation Bill

This post by K`Tetch first appeared at the Pirate Party of Georgia Site If you are following us on Facebook or Twitter (and if not, why not?), you’ll notice we posted two news stories about the Georgia state Government this past week. One was on a broadband limitation bill, and the other relates to online […]
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Alpha Geeks (and Pirates) Explained

For some time, there has been a misunderstanding of how to deal with Pirates, or even just getting their viewpoint. They’re seen as arrogant, hard-headed, brash, and full of wacky ideas. More interestingly, they find it hard to work together smoothly, to find a common consensus. Why is that? Ladies and Gentlemen, the answer is […]
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