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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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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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Harry’s Place attempts pathetic smear

The group blog Harry’s Place has attempted a pathetic and ridiculous smear against Pirate Party UK. Their logic — such as it is — goes like this: 1. Carl Lundström is a Swedish businessman with far-right views 2. Lundström supplied … Continue reading

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Tories and Lib Dems bus in phoney audiences

From Political Scrapbook we learn that both the Tories and the Liberal Democrats have been bussing in phoney audiences, in a way reminiscent of the former Soviet bloc: The Liberal Democrats paid almost £9,000 to hire audience members for Nick … Continue reading

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