Pirate Party

  1. German Pirate Party Wins Fourth State Election

    May 14, 2012 7:00 AM EDT COLOGNE, Germany - The Pirate Party, once portrayed as a radical fringe group of Internet hackers and copyright thieves, on Sunday proved beyond doubt there are a political force to be reckoned with, claiming their fourth-straight victory in Germa ...

  2. German Pirate Party Scores Third Election Win

    May 07, 2012 7:00 AM EDT COLOGNE, Germany - Germany's Pirate Party, which calls for copyright law to be radically reformed or abolished, has won a third victory in state elections. The Pirates took 6 seats with 8.2 per cent of the popular vote in state elections in t ...

  3. File Sharing Group In Sweden Says It Is Recognized As A Religion

    January 05, 2012 3:56 PM EST STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A file-sharing group that considers itself a spiritual organization said Thursday that Sweden has recognized it as a religious community. According to documents provided by spiritual leader Isak Gerson, 20, his Church of Kopimism ...

  4. Pirate Bay Appeal Begins

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Four men behind torrent site the Pirate Bay have launched their appeal bid in Stockholm against their one-year prison sentences. That April 2009 ruling was seen as a victory for the music and movie industries against the Swedish Bit Torrent tracke ...

  5. Court Of Appeal Rejects Retrial For Pirate Bay

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sweden's Court of Appeal has ruled the judge in the high-profile Pirate Bay copyright infringement case was not biased and has rejected calls by Pirate Bay founders for a retrial. A lower Swedish District Court in April found the so-called Pi ...

  6. Sweden's Free-Web Pirate Party Has Euro Seat

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sweden's Pirate Party, which wants to abolish copyright laws and protect Internet privacy, has won a seat in the European Parliament. The Pirate Party captured 7.1% of the Swedish vote Sunday, enough to secure it one of Sweden's 18 seats ...

  7. Sweden: Hundreds Protest Pirate Bay Conviction

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wearing bandanas and waving Jolly Roger flags, hundreds of supporters of file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay demonstrated on Saturday against a Swedish court's conviction of the Internet site's organizers. The Stockholm district court on Fri ...

  8. Sweden to Get Tough on File-Sharers

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Swedish courts will soon be able to force the country's Internet providers to hand out information on suspected file-sharers in a move to crackdown on online piracy, the culture and justice ministers said Friday. File-sharing can be traced by ...

  9. Anti-IP Party Launches in Sweden

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Swedish political party was launched on Jan. 1 with the aim to crush the national and European Union intellectual property laws to provide a free and legal platform for Internet users. A Swedish political party was launched on Jan. 1 with the ai ...

  10. Anti-IP Party Launches in Sweden

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Swedish political party was launched on Jan. 1 with the aim to crush the national and European Union intellectual property laws to provide a free and legal platform for Internet users. A Swedish political party was launched on Jan. 1 with the ai ...