Wouldn't it be good if MPs understood the futility of disconnecting alleged copyright infringers because it is so easy for file-sharers to mask their identity and activity?
Wouldn't it be good if MPs acknowledged that illicit file-sharing only costs rights-holders money when people download infringing content in preference to buying it, and that identifying offenders using the IP address of a specific machine may punish those who share a web connection?
Wouldn't it be good if MPs called on the Government to ensure that anyone accused of illicit file-sharing is given the right to legal redress in a court of law before sanctions are imposed?
Czech Pirate Party (Česká pirátská strana) made massive gains recently in their National Government, winning 22 seats making them the third largest party, polling only 0.5% behind Civic Democratic Party, the 2nd largest party but making significantly larger gains.
This 10.8% vote share is an 8.1% increase on their 2013 figures, where they polled 2.7% but didn't qualifty for any representatives.
David A Elston, Pirate Party UK Acting Leader said, "We send our congratulations to the Czech Pirate Party for their dramatic achievement. They have demonstrated that the...