Pirate Party in the European Parliament

Pirate Party

The Piratpartiet (dutch link) (Pirate Party) got 7.1% of the Swedish voters behind them for the European Elections. This will result in one seat in Brussels, and one more when the organizational reorganization of the EU will take place later this year.

Piratpartiet wants sweeping reform of copyright law and an end to patents. The party says membership soared from 14,711 to 36,624 in just a few days (BBC). It was started when police raided the houses and servers of The Pirate Bay, the world’s leading torrent site. Read more about the troubles surrounding the Pirate Bay elsewhere on this blog.

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