The Political Consequences of the TPB Raid

Six years ago, the Pirate Bay was raided by the Swedish police, taking down the torrent site and tracker, but such success was short lived. The site still lives on, and six years later, no sentences have been served, and nothing has changed as far as the site is concerned. There are other consequences though, […]
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Interview with A Pirate Researcher

A little over two weeks ago, I had  a very interesting meeting with a Swedish researcher doing a study on “Piracy as an ideological movement”. As we as a movement gain more traction, there will doubtless be more, but this is the first one to have really contacted me, and been serious about the project. […]
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TPB Raid – 5 Years On, Still Going Strong

It’s now been 5 years since the Pirate Bay was raided by Swedish police, after extensive ‘urging’ by US trade groups and politicians. 5 years of wrangling to take down that bastion of piracy, that cocker-of-snoots to the influential and rich, and that distributor of torrent files and magnet links (and NOTHING ELSE!) When it […]
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Rick Stepping Down as Piratepartiet Leader

(This is a copy of a post first published at Ricks site, which I’ve reprinted here) source I spend a lot of my days on the intertubes, and often find myself discussing, and/or promoting the Pirate Party ideology, often ending in an suggestion that the person join their local party. Most of the time, they’ve […]
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Pirate Party Gets Second MEP

Yes, you read that right. Today saw the final ratification in the Czech Republic for the Lisbon treaty. It came after the Czech Constitutional Court ruled that it was in accordance with their laws. This was the final step needed, and now all 27 countries have ratified it. So, as of December 1st (the first […]
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