Russia Refused to Register Pirate PartyAdded: Monday, April 18th, 2011
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Some may suppose that the Pirate Party would be most difficult to be recognized in the US, and this might have been thought as the last obstacle to overcome prior to widespread acceptance of the Pirate Party’s movement as a strong political force. Surprisingly enough, it appeared that there’s another country which is even more obstinate than the United States in the question of registering political parties. What’s that? Russian Federation.
The Pirate Party, well-known to file-sharing community, is an international group of political parties calling for copyright, patent and trademark reform. The name of the party originates from the label the creative industry gave it, but there’s also another use of the word, related to the crimes at sea. It’s quite difficult to confuse the two, but not for the Russians.
The Russian Justice Ministry has just turned down the Russian Pirate Party for registration due to the following reason: “Piracy is an attack on sea craft, and that is definitely a criminal offence”. In addition, the Ministry claimed that the name “Pirate Party” implies that its members are all criminals currently serving prison sentences for violating the Federal law.
Unsurprisingly, the Pirate Party was quite upset, and decided to file a protest at the Moscow district court, saying that the refusal to register a Pirate Party of Russia would offend around 15,000 members of the party whom the country’s Ministry of Justice has called criminals. Paul Rassudov, the party’s chairman, announced that they were going to appeal the Justice Ministry’s decision in court.
Lola Voronina, the Chief Administrative officer of the Pirate Party, explained that the most likely reason for refusal is that the Russian government simply doesn’t want any new parties to be registered as there is little time left until the elections. She also believes that the Ministry of Justice made a curious mistake, because the party’s name already reflects an ideology accepted worldwide. The 15,000 people are not a party of pirates attacking sea vessels, and definitely the Russian Ministry will have some difficulties with regarding 2 European deputies from Sweden’s Pirate Party, along with many other pirate parties throughout the world as criminals.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
April 18th,2011Posted by:
Monday, April 18th, 2011
|Wow, someone in a government position who doesn't have a clue, what are the odds???|
|total wind up by the justice dept...love it..looooooooool|
|An other pathetic story about government which isn't able to understand what's happening!|
|Iam a Atheist so i hate this movie!||
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