About the Press Team

Pirate Party spokespeople are always ready to give a lively, informed, and often provocative view on the issues of the day. Whether it's tech politics, civil liberties, the EU, local issues or anything else we'll have something to say.  

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National Press Releases

  • Tuesday, 30 September, 2014 - 19:15

    Limited changes to UK copyright law will come into on the the 1st of October. The change will for the first time allow the parody of copyright works.  At present anyone who uses clips of films, TV shows or songs without consent for parody (and almost anything else) risks being sued by the rightsholder.

    This change will allow the use of material in copyright as long as it is fair, funny and does not compete with the original version.

    The UK government has begun to modernise copyright law over the last year, but has faced significant opposition from the copyright industry. The...

  • Thursday, 25 September, 2014 - 18:00

    The Pirate Party has opened a new national office at Islington Mill, Salford. This will be centre for administration, campaigning and a hub for election planning in to 2015's General Election and beyond.

    Islington Mill is a leading independent UK arts organisation based in Salford, in the North West of England. The mill houses a network of independent artists and small innovative businesses. Drawing on the radical and subversive creative energy running through its arts activities, Islington Mill also has a reputation for putting on  legendary experimental gatherings, events and...

  • Friday, 19 September, 2014 - 12:00

    People in Scotland have voted to stay in the United Kingdom.  The "Better Together" campaign won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for the "Yes" campaign on a massive turnout of 85%.
    Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has called for unity and the delivery of promised devolution.  Prime Minister David Cameron said he was pleased that the UK would remain together and that the promises on further devolution would be delivered.

    Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said:

    "It is clear that both "Yes" and "No" voters want to see a better and...

  • Tuesday, 22 July, 2014 - 16:00

    The "Digital Economy Act lite" programme of sending spam "education" emails announced under a voluntary agreement between copyright industry bodies and ISPs is to roll out.

    The four big ISPs - BT, TalkTalk, Virgin and Sky - are set to surveil their customers and send out emails under the scheme called Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (Vcap).

    The controversial Digital Economy Act, forced through in the dying days of the Gordon Brown Government set out a similar scheme, but it has not been enacted.

    This is to be accompanied by a copyright promotion campaign...

  • Friday, 18 July, 2014 - 12:00

    The controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill completed its path through Parliament on Thursday 17th July in just three days. It has now received Royal Assent.

    The Pirate Party and civil liberties campaigners had criticised DRIP as an attack on fundamental rights, and an extension of powers and scope of mass surveillance. Concerns were also raised about the use of emergency powers to push the legislation through, leaving little time for constituents to contact their Members of Parliament.

    Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said:

    "It...

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