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Quartermaster Joseph is organizing a Pirate Picnic in the Lowell-area on August 24th starting at 1pm.  It will be at 35 Whitney Ave., Lowell, MA 01850. Email us at info@masspirates.org if you want to help or can bring food.

 

Thankfully, we haven't seen any advance in the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act) since the Senate Judiciary Committee voted it out of committee. The House version is still being considered by the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. This bill would create within the Copyright Office a Copyright Claims Board which would have the ability to hear claims of copyright infringement and award damages up to $30,000. B...
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We are planing our party conference for late September or October. We want your feedback on how we should structure the next conference, when and where it should be, etc.  Please fill out our survey. We will be closing it soon. Thanks!

 

Our next tech meeting will be this Saturday, August 10th from 11am to 12:30pm. It will be in Arlington. Email us for the location and directions. While we will focus on updating the wiki to the latest wikimedia version, additional topics we want your help with include: find a discussion/voting system;update CCTV camera map data to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;write an mobile app to record the location/ownership of CCTV ca...
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On July 18th, the Senate Judiciary Committee marked up and voted out of committee the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act). This bill would create within the Copyright Office a Copyright Claims Board which would have the ability to hear claims of copyright infringement and award damages up to $30,000. This law is supposed to be an easier way for photographers and other artists to gain recompense when they claim their copyrights were infringed. However, ...
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Captain James, Quartermaster Joe, First Officer Steve and Activism Director Sam have a free flowing discussion of the latest news including: Orlando police once again ditch Amazon’s facial recognition software Here's The Most Complete Map So Far Of Amazon's Ring Camera Surveillance Partnerships With Local PoliceEquifax Hack $700 million settlementFSB Contractor Hacked13 year old US citizen detained in ICE campHOUSING AFFORDABILITY: What Can Citizens and Municipalities Do?August 4th P...
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It is time to plan our party conference for late September or October. We want your feedback on how we should structure the next conference, when and where it should be, etc.  Please fill out our survey. Thanks!

 

Thanks to everyone who came out to lobby for RCV yesterday, to Voter Choice Massachusetts for organizing it and to Common Cause Massachusetts, MassVote, League of Women Voters Massachusetts and other groups for turning supporters out. It was awe inspiring to see so many Ranked Choice Voting supporters advocating for greater democracy in the State House. If you did not get a chance to lobby yesterday, please take a moment to look up your state representative and state senator and give them ...
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Captain James and Quartermaster Joseph talk about a Pirate foreign policy and nonintervention. Reminder that Voter Choice Massachusetts has an RCV lobby day today, July 16th, 11am - 2pm. We fully support their efforts to bring ranked choice voting/instant runoff voting to Massachusetts. We urge you to join them and other electoral reform advocates to lobby legislators to support RCV. They will meet on the State House steps at 24 Beacon St. starting at 10:15 to pass out t-shirts, sign...
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Voter Choice Massachusetts has an RCV lobby day this Tuesday, July 16th, 11am - 2pm. We fully support their efforts to bring ranked choice voting/instant runoff voting to Massachusetts. We urge you to join them and other electoral reform advocates to lobby legislators to support RCV. They will meet on the State House steps at 24 Beacon St. starting at 10:15 to pass out t-shirts, signs and stickers. They will take a group photo at 10:45am. Lobbying is from 11am to 2pm. The State House is a w...
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