PP International

ACTA Taskforce International (DRAFT actionplan)

Posted On: Sat, 2009-11-28 08:17 by cwicket

Hi PP-leaders,

We in PPI have been made aware of the PP's initiatives to fight ACTA
such as the Swedish, Australian, Austrian and German press releases.
There are also initiatives for national taskforce in Germany etc. so
we in PPI see this as a international issue due to the scope of ACTA
where me and Laurent Le Besnerais
(laurent.lebesnerais@pp-international.net) are leaders of a taskforce
against ACTA. We started working on a DRAFT for a action plan against
ACTA and we want your feedback before proceeding (publish etc.) so
please have a look at the DRAFT or send to your national ACTA

Success at the German parliamentary elections

Posted On: Thu, 2009-10-01 13:36 by dare

The German Pirates were able to score 2% at the
parliamentary elections.
Despite a historically low turnout of only 70.8% this still
means over 845.000 votes for the Pirate Party.
Also via the reimbursement of expenses coming from the state
they could now get about 720.000€,
depending on the funding they can raise independently.

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The information revolution has commenced in Germany

Posted On: Tue, 2009-09-29 12:30 by coretx

The Swedes are first to acknowledge, already having pirate Members
of the European Parliament. Germany joined as the irreversible
information revolution is growing stronger. More than 35 pirate
parties already sprung up all over the world. Next time, the torrent
of information revolution will inundate even more land.

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French PP has been involved in local elections

Posted On: Tue, 2009-09-29 12:21 by cwicket

The French PP is proud to announce that we have reached the score of 2,08% in a partial legislative election one week ago. It was our first candidature, so we can say without shame that this gained score means an encouraging and strong signal a few days after the vote of the law Hadopi 2 there. Indeed, It officializes the French PP as a political party able to gather people who do not tolerate private violations

Laurent LE BESNERAIS AkA Cwicket

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Pirate Party election success

Posted On: Sun, 2009-06-07 21:52 by KTetch

The Swedish and German Pirate Parties are today celebrating their election success, after each gaining more than 200,000 votes in the 2009 European Parliament elections. This result marks the first ever elected seat for a Pirate Party, and fittingly comes from the piratpartiet, who has been awarded one MEP seat.
Press Release (English, PDF)

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French Party Officially Registered

Posted On: Mon, 2009-06-01 21:48 by KTetch

The French Pirate Party, Parti Pirate, is now an officially registered association. That means it's now able to run candidates in elections.

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Formation of New Parties

Posted On: Sat, 2009-04-25 00:30 by KTetch

We've had a few requests about starting parties in countries without one at present, That includes Canada and the UK. If you're interested, post on the forums, or join the IRC channel.

Lets get things going!

Andrew Norton
Pirate Party International

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Music firm 'goblins' in copyright war - by Robert Plummer

Posted On: Fri, 2008-06-06 06:50 by TheBaldingOne

It's not every day that record companies are accused of behaving like goblins in a book by JK Rowling.

But that is just one of the more colourful accusations being bandied around in a US legal battle that could have implications for many people's private CD and LP collections.

It all began in May 2007 when Universal Music Group (UMG), the largest of the Big Four companies that dominate the music industry worldwide, sued a Los Angeles-based trader on the eBay online auction site.

The target of the legal action, Troy Augusto, runs a business called Roast Beast Music Collectables.

He makes his living by snapping up rare albums in second-hand record shops and selling them on eBay.

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Study paints grim picture of automated P2P enforcement - by Nate Anderson

Posted On: Fri, 2008-06-06 06:33 by TheBaldingOne

A network printer should not be the target of a DMCA takedown notice from US copyright holders, but researchers at the University of Washington have shown just how simple it is to "frame" any particular IP address as an infringing BitTorrent user. The researchers used their technique to attract nearly 500 DMCA takedown notices, all of them bogus and some of them targeting nonsensical devices. Their work shows how difficult it can be to pin down Internet "pirates."

In a recent paper (PDF), Michael Piatek, Tadayoshi Kohno, and Arvind Krishnamurthy set out to attract bad DMCA takedown notices. In the course of doing earlier research on BitTorrent in 2007, the researchers attracted 206 complaints by accident, even though none of their machines were transferring illegal files. After that experiment ended, they realized that it might be an interesting experiment in itself to try to attract the notices; if they could be hit with 200 bogus complaints, how easy would it be to "frame" someone else on the Internet? Another month of testing brought in 281 more complaints.

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MediaDefender's illegal tactics take down legal video site by Rich "vurbal" Fiscus

Posted On: Fri, 2008-05-30 06:29 by TheBaldingOne

MediaDefender, a company best known for their work for the MPAA has apparently admitted to being responsible for a massive Denial of Service (DoS) attack that occured last weekend in which a server used to host BitTorrent trackers was effectively shut down. The server, which belongs to a company called Revision3, is used for legal distribution of video files.

According to Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback, the problem started when someone at the company noticed that their server was being used by an outside party to provide unauthorized BitTorrent trackers. He later found out that the outside party in question was, in fact, MediaDefender. Once they cut off access to these trackers, and also to the back door which allowed MediaDefender to illegally use their server they were hit with the DoS attack. This effectively shut them down for a good part of the weekend, and due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday they weren't able to recover until Tuesday.

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