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Copying is not theft

As explained by Nik Phelps, Connie Champagne and Nina Paley:

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Anne Muir filesharing case on BBC radio Scotland

Yesterday Anne Muir was sentenced to three years probation. She’s the first person in Scotland to be convicted of illegal file sharing, and there was a discussion on BBC Radio Scotland about the case, featuring Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge … Continue reading

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Will Catalonia go Pirate?

There are local elections in Catalonia tomorrow (Sunday). The Catalan pirate party, Pirates de Catalunya, are standing and hope to win 5% of the vote, which is the threshold they need to win any seats. The background to this is … Continue reading

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Bristow inadvertently gets it right

From thebookseller.com: Speaking at the Book Industry Conference in London this morning (16th May), Pearson UK president Rod Bristow said as demand increases for digital content, piracy will increase. He said: “The rise of the internet has led to a view … Continue reading

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Sir Fred Goodwin is a banker

The headline of this post breaks the law, because Sir Fred has taken out a super-injunction banning anyone from calling him a banker: The existence of the injunction was revealed by John Hemming, a back-bench Liberal Democrat MP. His comments are … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg and AV

The Guardian writes that the No2AV campaign are planning to target Nick Clegg personally: Campaigners against electoral reform are to distribute six million leaflets taunting Nick Clegg for describing the proposed alternative vote (AV) system as a “miserable little compromise” … Continue reading

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Help elect me to the Scottish Parliament as a Pirate MSP

On May the 5th, Scotland elects a new Parliament. I’m standing for election as Pirate Party candidate in the Lothian region. We have a really good chance here, with 4 universities in Edinburgh and the highest level of internet connectivity … Continue reading

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