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Ahoy mateys, the Pirate Party setting sail in Canberra

By johnboy 29 May 2012 30

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The other day at a party I was handed a membership application for The Pirate Party Australia so they’re recruiting in Canberra which I think is interesting.

For mine I don’t want to live in a world where movies can only be made by in advance crowd-sourcing and merchandising tie-ins, so I’m wary of the freetard mentality.

On the other hand while content creators have made great strides recently to make their wares available digitally, in a timely manner and at a sensible cost, we must acknowledge this would not have happened without the pressure of the pirates.

I’d certainly love to see them run here in Canberra come October.

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pirate_taco 2:25 pm 29 Jun 12

Update on numbers: 26 more members needed,
We’ve confirmed that we have until midnight tomorrow to make our submission by email, so there is still time to join.
https://join.pirateparty.org.au

pirate_taco 4:18 pm 27 Jun 12

tonkatuff82 said :

App signed and sent. Can’t wait to board ship

Welcome aboard, matey!

tonkatuff82 2:10 pm 26 Jun 12

App signed and sent. Can’t wait to board ship

pirate_taco 11:06 am 26 Jun 12

poetix said :

Thanks. With a sense of humour like that, you’ll be a great pollie. My parrot just died.

I’m sure it is just pining for the fjords.
Maybe if you put on your pirate costume, eye patch and offer it some rum, it’ll perk back up again.

pirate_taco 11:04 am 26 Jun 12

HenryBG said :

I’m in.

Anything to give us a choice beyond the usual suspects.

Spread the word.
The pirates are coming.

HenryBG 10:59 am 26 Jun 12

c_c said :

Grail said :

The Pirate Party’s policies on Copyright relate to stupidly long terms (life + 70yrs) for Copyright, the transferability of Copyright (i.e.: Disney can buy the copyright for a product from the original author who then has no claim), and draconian copyright legislation like the DMCA.

Get stuffed. Artists are been bled dry as it is without you freetards complaining.

Artists aren’t bled dry by anybody – they are drip-fed by the large multinationals that own their IP. If they are even fed at all.

The price of CDs is essentially the same today as it was in 1987, 25 years ago.
And artists continue to be paid virtually zero per sale, except for a very small stable who benefit from all the multinationals’ marketing activities.

The notion of copyright might be sensible, but its application by the american companies that specialise in IP-squatting is REAL piracy.

pirate_taco said :

Time is running out for the Pirate Party to register as a political party in Canberra, and we still need more ACT registered members.

To see pirates on the ballot, join us before this Friday.
join.pirateparty.org.au

I’m in.

Anything to give us a choice beyond the usual suspects.

poetix 9:58 am 26 Jun 12

pirate_taco said :

poetix said :

I thought this was a spin-off from speak like a pirate day, and had purchased a parrot, a gallon of rum and an eyepatch. Since when do pirates have policies?

Pirates have had policies since 2006 when the Swedish Piratpartiet was formed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_party
Pirate Party Australia has existed for around 4 years, but the ACT branch is much younger.

Thanks. With a sense of humour like that, you’ll be a great pollie. My parrot just died.

Thumper 9:55 am 26 Jun 12

pirate_taco said :

poetix said :

I thought this was a spin-off from speak like a pirate day, and had purchased a parrot, a gallon of rum and an eyepatch. Since when do pirates have policies?

Pirates have had policies since 2006 when the Swedish Piratpartiet was formed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_party
Pirate Party Australia has existed for around 4 years, but the ACT branch is much younger.

Not much call for pirating on the high seas of LBG.

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