As you all probably know by now the constantly growth in popularity of The Pirate Party (much due to the prosecution of the Pirate Bay founders) has climaxed with a seat in the European Parliament- it all started with Sweden. Currently, however, the party is recruiting new members and inspired by its latest succes it raises funds wanting to win another a seat in the UK’s next general election schedulded for June next year.
In an interview given to Sky News, UK party treasurer Eric Priezkalns talked about the driving force behind such an initiative: “The reason for launching a party is to give those people an opportunity to express their concerns about piracy, about privacy, and about how the mainstream parties aren’t responding to that agenda.”
The Pirate Party, which is a political party aiming to obtain the legalization of non-commercial file sahring, also seeks to ensure a “fair deal” to musicians worldwide.
“With 21st Century technology and the way the laws are now there is no room for sharing. It’s either you are buying or you are stealing. There is no middle ground,” added Priezkalns.
The party’s agenda includes also a campaign against the government’s Digital Britain proposals which basically speak of combating illegal file sharing by giving Ofcom the permision to ask ISPs to send warning letters t suspects regarding their illegal online activities and maybe even cut off their internet connection.