Press Releases

  • Press Office
    Wednesday, 17 March, 2010 - 18:45

    The Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) today released a study on the supposed effects piracy has and will have on the EU's Creative Industries. The Pirate Party has criticised the report for containing dubious facts, inconsistencies and sloppy methodology.

    The report vastly overestimated the size of the creative industries in Europe by including manufacturers of TVs, photocopiers, paper, transport and even the postal system, all of...

  • Press Office
    Tuesday, 16 March, 2010 - 03:15

    The Pirate Party UK has come out as highly critical of the BBC's recent Panorama programme for its disappointing coverage of the Digital Economy Bill.

    Although Panorama attempted to give a fair hearing to both sides of the controversy surrounding the bill, it was ultimately considered inadequate. In particular, the BBC was criticised for its failure to get informed commentary from organisations...

  • Press Office
    Monday, 15 March, 2010 - 20:15

    This was originally posted on 11th March.

    Tomorrow (12th March) Reporters Without Borders will be celebrating World Day Against Cyber Censorship. While the UK is not on Reporters Without Borders' list of "Enemies of the Internet," we should not be complacent.


    Internet censorship affects over 95% of UK Internet users with most of us unaware of it. Nearly all of...

  • Press Office
    Monday, 15 March, 2010 - 20:15

    This was first posted on 3rd March

    During another intense session in the House of Lords this afternoon a vote was finally held on the controversial Clause 17 of the UK's Digital Economy Bill. This clause would have allowed the Secretary of State to amend the UK's copyright law with a lot less oversight from parliament than usual. The government did not hide the fact that this provision would be used to clamp down on unlicensed file-sharers in various ways as the...

  • Press Office
    Saturday, 13 March, 2010 - 21:00

    Yet more data has come to light supporting the Pirate Party's opposition of the Digital Economy Bill (DEB). Not only will it fail to reduce piracy, but it will drive pirates to even more sophisticated and harder-to-monitor technologies.

    The most recent nail in the coffin of this misguided legislation has been supplied by UK ISP TalkTalk....

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