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Pirate Party Success Exposes Shortcomings in Intellectual Property Law

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While Pirate Parties around the world may be developing more robust platforms, they are the world's political defense of information freedom and their existence has led to serious debates about copyright reform. Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic Research, writes: "Near the top of the list of the Pirate Party's demons is copyright protection, and rightly so. Copyright protection is an antiquated relic of the late Middle Ages that has no place in the digital era. It is debatable whether such government-granted monopolies were ever the best way to…
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CAPP Art: The California Pirate Bear

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We are proud to share some preliminary artwork by the California Pirate Party's lead art designer. This is a concept design for a cross between the iconic California Bear and famous pirate imagery that we would like to use in our promotional materials. We hope to get some feedback as we produce more original content for use at public events, merchandise and the website.  Thank you again to the Artist, we hope to see more from him soon!
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Pirates on the March!

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From Helsinki to Toronto, from Lowell, Massachusetts, to Bamberg, Germany, clever and committed activists are simultaneously launching a variety of online efforts to create a more inclusive and direct form of modern democracy.
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Maritime Philosophy – Surfing and AntiCapitalism

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In an effort to use this website to share information and freely exchange ideas, we would like to provide free public access to Orion's master's thesis: "Riding Waves on the Plane of Immanence". It is not directly related to pirate party ideology, but it is thematically connected and may be an interesting read: Since it was first popularized in America in the 1950s, surfing has exploded into a youth counterculture, a professional sport and a multi-billion dollar industry. Communication within surf culture revolves around a myriad of unique cultural symbols and…
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Largest German State Censors Pirate Party Website During Election

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It appears that the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has censored access to the Piratenpartei website in public schools under the category of "illegal drugs". The German Pirate Party calls for a debate to change the law to regulate marijuana, but does not advocate breaking the law. The censorship comes days before a critical election in the state. The article states: "It should be noted that the Piratenpartei is currently polling at levels that would give the party 8-10% of the seats in the state parliament, so the challenge is real and the challenger is expected…
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Transnational Motley Crews

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Marcus Rediker brings you another great video interview that covers a range of topics related to pirate history, the origins of global capitalism and philosophy. We live in a different era, a sea of technology, but it is important to understand the historical community efforts to achieve freedom.
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