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August 12, 2009 10:40 AM Subscribe
You've heard of the Swedish Pirate Party.
posted by jaduncan (47 comments total)
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You may have seen their their elected MEP
, and their 50,000 members
. You may even have heard of the German Pirate Party's thousand members
. But now the Open Rights Group
does not stand alone in the UK's digital rights movement. On June 30th, the British Pirate Party
. Press reaction is here
The initial policies:
• Reform copyright and patent law. We want to legalise non-commercial file sharing and reduce the excessive length of copyright protection, while ensuring that when creative works are sold, it's the artists who benefit, not monopoly rights holders. We want a patent system that doesn't stifle innovation or make life saving drugs so expensive that patients die.
• End the excessive surveillance, profiling, tracking and monitoring of innocent people by Government and big businesses.
• Ensure that everyone has real freedom of speech and real freedom to enjoy and participate in our shared culture.
Shared policy discussion currently takes place on the wiki
(and the Copyright Policy Working Group
may be of particular interest).
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