Saturday, November 11, 2006

pirate party of australia

I've just joined the pirate party of australia

It has to be done. There is a huge and intensifying worldwide battle raging over freedom of information. If you support freedom then there is really no choice but to become actively involved in this battle. The politicians will only listen to those who are organised politically.

The draft manifesto is here. The manifesto is still being debated and needs improvement. The subheadings are:
  • Development as a technologically advanced open society
  • The spreading of culture and knowledge must not be hindered in any way
  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Privacy
  • Open source software in publicly funded sectors
The pirate party originated in Sweden and gained 34,918 votes, or 0.63% of the popular vote in the September 2006 elections. It is now establishing parties on other countries. See the wikipedia article for more details.

Here is a video interview of Richard Falkvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party.

related posts (by me):
every parent wants to protect their children
the culture of fear, apathy and play safe
the school administrators dilemma
censorware and fascism connection
free culture: introduction
free culture: creators
free culture: pirates
lessig slide


Recipe for Hate said...

Is there a Pirate Party still active in Australia? The link is forbidden and has a 404 error. Tried to search for it as well.

In any case, the governor general is asking for submissions for copyright reform, and I thought the Pirate Party would be interested.

See the issues paper

Contact the Copyright Law Branch of the Attorney-General's Department on (02) 6250 6313 or e-mail: copyrightlawbranch(at)ag(dot)gov(dot)au

Recipe for Hate said...

Sorry, I meant the Attorney General is asking for submissions.

Anonymous said...

Is there a Pirate Party still active in Australia? <-- i 2nd that.

I know a few people what would like to know/help out :)

Anonymous said...

Yep :)

Poster said...

Their join form seams a bit broken?