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Stop the EU’s Link Tax and Internet Censorship Bill!

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Julia Reda, Pirate Party MEP for Germany, drew our attention to the upcoming European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee vote on June 20th on Article 13 of the EU’s Copyright Directive. If passed, it will impose a link tax and setup a copyright censorship system. By adopting such a system, the EU wi... Read more

Net Neutrality is dead. Long live Net Neutrality

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The FCC's rules change eliminating Net Neutrality went into effect yesterday.  Captain James, Quartermaster Joseph and Activism Director Sam discuss the fight for Net Neutrality in our latest Pirate News. The Senate voted to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to have Congress to overrule ... Read more

Party conference survey closes June 13th

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We are preparing for our yearly party conference and want your input on how we should structure the next conference, when and where it should be, etc. Please fill out our survey by Wednesday, June 13th. Thanks! Read more

Happy Pride!

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This week is Boston Pride Week. We want to congratulate everyone organizing, participating in and attending it! Due to other activities our activists are involved with, we will not be marching in the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday. We wish everyone who is marching in it wonderful weather, exuberant... Read more

Somerville Cryptoparty Today

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The Somerville Cryptoparty is today, May 30th from 6pm to 9pm. It will be at the Sprouts, 339R Summer St. an easy walk from Davis Sq., Somerville and is in the garage in the back. The Somerville Cryptoparty is always the last Wednesday of every month. If you want to help with future cryptoparties... Read more

Senate kills wiretap expansion budget amendments bills

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Thanks to your calls and emails and those of many others, the Massachusetts Senate killed all three wiretap expansion bills some senators were trying to sneak in the budget.  We'll be on the look out for a similar measure in the House, but for now we can rejoice. Read more

Congress trying to expand copyright on sound recordings

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Congress is considering S.2823 and H.3301, which would extend some cherry-picked parts of federal copyright to cover sound recordings made between 1923 and 1972. It would force streaming services to get licenses for those recordings, even though all that does is create a new subsidy for rightsholder... Read more

Community MeshNet making progress, needs your help

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A huge congratulations to everyone who helped get the Senate to vote to overturn the FCC's termination of Net Neutrality. We hope the House and President Trump will also decide to support Net Neutrality. While we wait the outcome of that bill, local supporters of Net Neutrality are working to build ... Read more

Senators sneaking state surveillance power expansion in budget. Tell them no!

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Massachusetts Senators are trying to sneak into the budget unprecedented new state surveillance powers for prosecutors.  We stopped them in November, and we need to do so again. Prosecutors in Massachusetts have greater access to sensitive information about us than ever before, often without a wa... Read more

2018 Pirate Conference Survey

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It is time to plan our party conference. We would appreciate your feedback on how we should structure the next conference, when and where it should be, etc. Please fill out our survey. Read more

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