The Pirate Party UK is both pleased and disappointed with the Government's plans for sharing the costs of the measures to tackle online infringement of copyright in the Digital Economy Act. These measures involve forcing ISPs to send notifications to those individuals that copyright owners (or their agents) have accused of infringing copyright online and to collate data on the accusations made. It is estimated by the copyright owner groups that these measures, if successful, could increase the total revenue of the various publishing industries by some...
Press OfficeTuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 18:30
Press OfficeSaturday, 31 July, 2010 - 20:00
During the gaps between elections the Pirate Party is working hard to protect the rights of citizens and businesses across the country. Last week the Party submitted its response to Ofcom's consultation on the Initial Obligations Code; part of the measures on online infringement of copyright included in the Digital Economy Act 2010. This Code lays out a process by which Copyright Owners (or...
Press OfficeTuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 18:00
PiratPartiet, the Swedish Pirate Party, has announced that their network will now route traffic for the homepage and search engine of The Pirate Bay. German Internet service provider Cyberbunker (CB3ROB Ltd), who was handling their traffic previously, was ordered to disconnect The Pirate Bay from the Internet, under an injunction obtained by major Hollywood Studios from the Regional Court of Hamburg, which it has not yet been able to contest. It is our understanding that this is a temporary solution while Cyberbunker examines the legal situation.
Pirate Party UK is not directly...
Press OfficeFriday, 7 May, 2010 - 20:30
The Pirate Party UK has been relatively successful in contesting its first election since being founded 10 months ago. The nine Pirate candidates achieved up to a 0.6% share of the vote in their respective constituencies. Tim Dobson, campaigning in Manchester Gorton, had the best result, receiving 236 votes. If the party were able to stand in every constituency, the result would have scaled up to nearly 100,000 votes for the Pirate Party. Under proportional representation, the party would have two members of parliament - significant when considering European elections, which the Party...
Press OfficeWednesday, 28 April, 2010 - 12:00
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the organisation that represents the record industry, has recently released a summary of their 2009 sales, showing growth of 1.4% over the year - a performance that was 2.2% stronger than the rest of the economy - and these figures do not include live shows or performance royalties. The Pirate Party is pleased to see this increase and...
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