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The Pirate Party Becomes The Pirate Bay’s New Host

After its previous bandwidth provider had to take the site offline due to concerns over an aggressive Hollywood injunction, today The Pirate Bay is fully back in operation with a surprising new supplier. From a few hours ago, in a move intended to "stand up for freedom of expression", the…

Judge: Pirate Party Name-Ban Decision Stands

Back in March the Russian Justice Ministry turned down the Pirate Party's attempt to officially register. The decision was made because the authorities feel that the word 'pirate' could be connected with criminal acts. Now a Moscow judge has backed that decision, leading the party to decide on a new…

France, US, Switzerland Block WIPO Membership for Pirates

Back in August, we mentioned that Pirate Parties International (PPI) – the international pirate party NGO – was poised to join the World intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) as an observer member. The membership application, which had the apparent backing of the WIPO Secretary General, was deferred until next year due to concern by some…

First Pirate Party Senator Elected in the Czech Republic

For all the camaraderie among the pirate parties, there’s always been an underlying competitive streak between the various parties to break new ground. The last major competition – for now – has been won, and by an unexpected corner, the Czech party. When it comes to surprises, even among pirate observers, this was certainly…

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