domingo, 7 de junho de 2009

Partido Pirata sueco: Rumo à Europa!

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O Partido Pirata Sueco pode, de cara, levar duas cadeiras no Parlamento Europeu, enquanto beiram os 8,2% dos votos na suécia, segundo projeções.

Vários sites comentam o fato, que é uma grande vitória não só para o Partido mas especialmente para a liberdade na internet, que terá um grande protetor, com voz ativa na europa.

"Sweden’s Pirate Party on track for 2 seats in European Parliament

Those of you in Euroland are probably sick of hearing about the European elections, especially because, as I learned in college, something like two dozen people in the whole of Europe even bother to vote. (Democracy deficit!) No matter, because it looks like some people in Sweden voted for the Pirate Party, whose raison d’être is to reform copyright law, patents, etc. In fact, enough people voted for the Piratpartiet to give it two seats in the European Parliament. (There’s 736 seats in the European Parliamnet.) Hey, it’s a start!

The Pirate Party was on track to receive some 8.2 percent of the vote. For comparison’s sake, the Social Democrats, a major party there, received 27.9 percent.

I don’t blame you if you found the above sentences boring—I majored in that nonsense!

And did you know that there’s a Pirate Party here in the U.S.? Why haven’t we seen in profiled in the New York Times or Washington Post or Vanity Fair? I blame The Man."

Do TheNextWeb:

"Pirates in power? Swedish party eyes European Parliament success

Things could be about to get very interesting at the European Parliament. The Swedish news site The Local is reporting that the country’s Pirate Party is on course to win two seats in the European Parliament when results from this week’s elections start to come through this evening.

The party, that has copyright law reform at the top of its agenda, has seen a huge increase in support since The Pirate Bay’s guilty verdict in April. While success for the party wouldn’t mean file sharing would be suddenly legalised, it would mean that pirates would have a legitimate political voice in the European Parliament for the first time.

The Party’s growth shows just how unhappy many people are with the bullying practices of the entertainment industry. Whether or not you agree with increased rights for pirates, the Pirate Party has done something that most politicians fail to do; make young people take notice of politics by dealing with issues they’re interested in.

Meanwhile in the UK, a just as unusual party is eyeing success in tonight’s poll results. Jury Team is a party with no policies of its own. It’s made up of independent candidates who were selected via an online poll. Candidates are encouraged to campaign via Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and a personal blog.

How successful can a bunch of pirates and party with no policies be? We’ll find out tonight."

Do P2PNet:

Pirate Party could win 2 seats in EU election

p2pnet news view | P2P | Politics:-Sweden’s Pirate Party is continuing to gain ground, bringing it even closer to gaining not one, but two seats in the EU parliamentary elections.

“According to the latest poll by the Sifo, the results of which are published in the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper, the Pirate Party received support from 8.2 percent of voters, which is enough to give it two seats in the European Parliament,” says The Local, going on:

“The party’s support has grown by 2.2 percent since the previous poll, which is a statistically significant rise.

“The 3.8 percent drop for the Social Democrats, which brings the party’s overall support to 27.9 percent, is also statistically significant.”

Earlier today, “The party has been receiving about 6 percent support in recent polls, which would be enough to win a seat in the European Parliament,” p2pnet quoted Pirate Party founder and chairman Rickard Falkvinge saying in an Associated Press story.

“We tripled our member count in a week,” he stated, addin his party’s, “advocacy of shortening the duration of copyright protection and allowing noncommercial file-sharing between individuals is catching on around Europe.”