Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A Pirate broadside in German elections

Congratulations must go out to Piratenpartei - the German Pirate Party - for winning an impressive 2% of the national vote in the recent parliamentary elections. Set agains a showing of just 0.9% in this years EU elections this shows a strong rise in interest and awareness for Pirate issues and Pirate politics - free cultural exchange, copyright and patent reform, and respect for individual privacy.

Not yet enough for a seat at the table... but plenty enough for established parties to sit up and take notice. A clear mandate at the ballot box goes a long way to strengthen the message...


(As spotted at Michael Geist.  Also at more analysis at Torrent Freak)

Piratpartiet & The Pirate Party - Working for copyright reform

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