German Pirates Got SupportersAdded: Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
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A few days ago, German Pirate Party had won Berlin’s state elections, and the news reveals that the Party’s success didn’t stop there. Recent study indicates that the Pirate Party could easily win seats in the country’s Parliament.
The political party was founded 5 years ago to follow the example of its older brother, the Swedish Pirate Party. The German wing pleads for the shortening of the duration of copyright protection as well as the right to share non-profit digital works. Besides, they agree on the need for improved privacy protection, limiting the patent system, legalizing soft drugs and making city metros and buses free.
The study was conducted by RTL and news magazine Stern. According to its results, 7% of the surveyed people would vote for the Pirate Party, which places the Pirates on par with the socialist Left party.
In spite of the fact that the German Party was inspired by the Swedish Pirates, their attitude to the entertainment industry is not that hostile. For instance, the Scandinavian group took a decision to host the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay on its own server after their former Internet service provider forced the service offline. However, the German Party wouldn’t do such a thing, calling it a “legally questionable decision”, which could cause quite a negative result. Instead, the Party is concerned with the monopoly set by the music and film industry, while insisting that they don’t set on propaganda vis-à-vis unauthorized downloading.
The position of German Pirate Party on problems of copying, file-sharing and non-profit use of digital works is closely related to its goal of free transfer of data from scientific research and technology that can also bring advantages to the funds of taxpayers. Moreover, the government’s funding in science and medicine tends to benefit private firms more than society, so the party is going to change this.
The Pirates addressed to the entertaining industry, saying that they think pragmatically and agree that they also create content and want to make a living from it. The German entertainment industry reacted very positive, saying that they hadn’t really heard any representative of the Pirates condone unauthorized piracy of copyrighted content. So, the party has all chances to get support both from the industry and citizens.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
|posted by (2011-10-05 15:10:48)|
|in September the 8.5 percent of the citizens of Berlinwote on the Pirate Party. It was enough to win 14 of the 150 seats in provincial assembly.but its only 14 would had been even better if they go even more.it was actually very fortunate for the party that it went the way it did - because there were only drawn 15 candidates.from there party . In fact, 8 percent of voters in Germany are to vote for this party if there were an election today.|
|posted by (2011-10-14 10:30:22)|
|We had the same party in Holland but they didn't get enough votes it''s to bad||
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