Archive by month: March 2011

We will be holding a meet the pirates event this Sunday, April 3rd from 4 to 5pm.  It will be at 25 Moore St., Somerville.  It is a social event and we will be serving refreshments. Also, from 2-4pm, we will be holding our monthly organizing meeting.  All pirate supporters are welcome to attend.


We were recently asked what our position was on Google Street View and this is what we came up with: Google street view operates in a public setting, and you have no expectation of privacy in a public setting. If Google were to map out someone's home without their permission, then we would draw the line there because that is where people do have an expectation of privacy.  If you say that Google cant take pictures on the street without the permission of everyone who is on or owns a piece of p...
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A bill currently under consideration by the Massachusetts legislature would give Microsoft the ability to bully companies in Massachusetts on a massive scale, while preventing its free software competitors from using the same law to protect their rights against infringement committed by Microsoft. This technique of spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is one of Microsoft's favorite ways to prevent competition. Bill H02842, the TurboFUD bill, basically states that if any company in a pr...
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The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) has not been refiled yet, but the US government has continued seizing domain names.  It began when the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seized 82 domain names last November, including a BitTorrent search engine, and four popular rap websites:,, and RMX4U.  The seizure of domain names that merely link to "infringing content" is very ...
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We are getting a few requests for interviews and while we are up to date on the latest issues with COICA, ACTA, Wikileaks, and full body airport scanners, we want to know what our members and supporters want us to emphasize.  So please feel free to offer your suggestions for what our talking points should be in the comments for this post.  Thanks!


We are holding our monthly organizing meeting on next Sunday, March 13th at 2pm.  It will be at the home of James O'Keefe at 25 Moore St., Somerville, MA.  It is a combination social, educational and planning meeting and we hope you can make it. If you cannot make it, our weekly IRC meeting is every Wednesday at 9:30pm.  See the Organizing section in the right side bar for connection details. Help us make a movie ... One of our long-time activists, Clay, is a movie maker and 3D modeling...
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We have gotten a few references to our announcement that we are a recognized political designation in Massachusetts and we wanted to share them with you: Universal Hub - Arrrr: You can now register to vote in Massachusetts as a pirate, me hearties TechDirt - Massachusetts Apparently The First State To Let You Officially Register As A Pirate Party Member Bloomberg - Nordstrom, Geron, Baidu, LG, Nestle: Intellectual Property Independent Political Report - Massachusetts Pirate Party becom...
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Stop the EARN IT Act!

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IRC Meetings Wednesday Night

The Mass. Pirate Party weekly chat is every Wednesday at 9pm, Eastern time. To get on:

  1. Go to
  2. Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #masspirates in the Channel box next to it, then click the Connect button
  3. Start typing and reading

You can also connect via your IRC client at one of the servers listed at

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