Archive by month: January 2012

Despite overwhelming, worldwide public opposition to the current trends in ever-tightening and ever more intrusive copyright laws and copyright enforcement, the Department of Justice has seized and shutdown Megaupload, a popular online service that is not based in the United States. To make matters worse, New Zealand authorities have arrested 4 members of the Megaupload team due to pressure from the US Department of Justice and a sealed indictment handed down by a Virginia grand jury. None of th...
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[From the Florida Pirate Party, but it includes our sentiments as well since this site will go black on the 18th.] On January 18, many websites will voluntarily go on strike [1] to demonstrate against the threat of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT-IP Act (PIPA) bills, pending US legislation that would restrict freedom of speech, negatively impact economies, and degrade internet security. Participation in the strike has been confirmed by Wikipedia [2], Reddit, Mozilla, and Free So...
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We are moving the IRC meetings to Tuesdays at noon starting tomorrow, the 18th, SOPA Blackout Day.  Talk with you then!

 

We are moving the IRC meeting to this Thursday, January 5th.  It will still be at 9:30pm.  Talk with you then!

 

A treat for New Years 2012!  Erik Zoltan posted the video we took of Gregory Engel's talk at Tufts University. Mr. Engels is the German Pirate Party's International Coordinator, parliamentary group leader on the Offenbach am Main city council and founding co-chairman of the Pirate Parties International.  He talked about the German Pirate Party, its issues and strategy and the tools they use to facilitate democratic decision making.

 

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