Canadian Pirate Party Goes OfficialAdded: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
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Canadian Pirate Party became the first official Pirate Party outside European Union.
In recent years copyright owners has been becoming more and more aggressive, pushing copyright laws limiting Internet communication and fair-use rights. In order to respond, critics worldwide started to band together and try to ensure their voices contribute to the debate.
Pirate Parties International was established almost 4 years ago in 2006 to become an umbrella organization coordinating the abilities of national chapters to communicate between each other and perform joint activities, as they all are striving for protecting personal privacy and introducing patent and copyright reforms.
The first of these national groups created was the Swedish Pirate Party. It also made the most success so far, when it won two seats in the EU Parliament elections last year, getting about 7 percent of the vote and thus becoming the country’s 3rd biggest party.
Pirate Party groups have spread around the world, from Latin America to Far East, but none of those outside EU has been officially recognized until now. It makes Pirate Party of Canada (PPCA) the first. As the representatives for the party announced, PPCA was given the official Party status on April 12, after 10 months of hard work. Now it only has to pass a ‘purgatory’ period of two month, and after that it’s going to introduce candidates in the next federal election and start working as a real political party.
PPCA first formed last July and instantly started seeking members. The work over those 10 months was mostly difficult, partly because the Green Party insisted that Canada didn’t need a Pirate Party, which is just as dedicated to reform an out-of-date copyright system. However, the Pirate Party worked hard while gathering signatures and forms, and was finally pleasingly surprised with the public response.
The Party’s target is to show ordinary citizens, who actually run Canada, that they do care about what happens in the closed board rooms and during the negotiations of ACTA, the CRTC and the RIAA. They are shown that the Party is not going to put up with infringing cultural and technological rights and let music labels and internationals further gouge them.
If you are a Canadian citizen interested in these issues, you are welcome to become a member!
April 14th, 2010Posted by:
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
|posted by (2010-04-14 21:17:48)|
|AWSOME, nice one SAM|
|posted by (2010-04-14 21:49:36)|
like #1 AWSOME :))
|posted by (2010-04-15 00:06:36)|
|Good to know! Thanks.|
|Fantasic. My girlfriend is a Card Carrying NDP member.. this should piss her off when I do the same for this party :D|
|As a Canadian, I am glad they're here!|
|i wish i will be there...||
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