Was Megaupload bad for the creative industries?

Loz Kaye and IFPI's Frances Moore debate the pros and cons of more stringent controls on filesharing as Megaupload is taken down.

Friday, 20 January, 2012 - 22:00

Blocking Newzbin2 paves the way for internet censorship

The court decision to allow BT to block the 'pirate' site means Hollywood is dictating our internet policy.

In a significant test case brought by six major Hollywood studios, the UK's high court has forced BT to block access for its customers to the so-called "pirate" site Newzbin2. This was hailed as a victory for the creative industries. But it was a defeat for the web and British freedom of expression. We now have the tools for state-supported censorship of the internet.

Friday, 29 July, 2011 - 22:00

For and Against: Should there be a 'Cannabis cafe' in the Northern Quarter?

Plans by drugs campaigner Colin Davies for a 'cannabis club' on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter - revealed by the MEN today - have sparked a huge debate online.

Here, we invited two commentators to give their view.

Friday, 13 December, 2013 - 21:00

Loz Kaye Rounds off #PPUK13 Conference: "If We don't Speak Out, Who Will?"

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Party Leader Loz Kaye rounded off the successful, fun, and productive conference at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry. In his speech to members and delegates, described by Jamie Bartlett of Demos, as "Most angry party leader speech I've ever seen", he set out some of the key themes of the past year and priorities for the way ahead.

He pointed out that the venue was an appropriate one for the conference saying:  
“Museums and libraries are the original Pirates. Freeing up knowledge. Freeing up culture. Because it allows everyone to take part not just an elite.” 

Techeye: Content industry wants a "music NSA"


The Pirate Party UK's leader, Loz Kaye, has hit back at the British content industry pressuring top ISPs to introduce a database of suspected pirates for copyright breaches.

Speaking with TechEye, Kaye said the industry "seems intent on turning ISPs into the music NSA".

Monday, 2 September, 2013 - 22:00

Public Service Europe: Cameron's Speech Short on Substance

The British prime minister seems to want a ragbag shuffling of tasks rather than a radical new vision for Europe that is about true participation and decisions as close to people as possible – writes Pirate Party UK leader. 

The build up to David Cameron's statement on Europe, which Twitter has insisted on calling '#TheSpeech' has been like the place the European Union debate has in UK politics overall. A drawn out, tedious process and something that most people would rather avoid – but at the same time something that has been looming with a dreary inevitability.

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013 - 23:00

Speech at ACTA demonstration London

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Saturday, 16 February, 2013
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PodDelusion Interview With Loz Kaye

Interview with Loz Kaye by leading sceptic podcast the Poddelusion.

Friday, 9 November, 2012 - 15:00

The Independent: Game of Thrones and 'Piracy'

Loz Kaye comments in the Independent on 'Game of Thrones' being top of the 'pirate' charts. "It is heavy-handed intellectual property regulation and licensing that is holding companies back," Mr Kaye said. "It is ludicrous that fans actually have to form a group called 'Take My Money, HBO!' because the only way they can see Game of Thrones is by pirating."

Sunday, 31 March, 2013 - 15:00


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