Rickard Falkvinge: European Pirate Party Promotions & Prospects

The Pirate Bay Running Promos For European Pirate Parties In Election Week Pirate Parties:  In a last-minute visibility boost, The Pirate Bay is providing front-page exposure to the European Pirate Parties in this European Election. Offline-borns would tend to scoff at this; however, the net generation understands that this is an enormous amount of exposure, …

Rickard Falkvinge: Ruling Class War on Truth

The Ruling Class Wages War On Truth Itself Civil Liberties – Henrik Alexandersson: The ruling class and the governments are waging a war against truth itself. Governments are demanding control over citizens and their communications. Governments don’t hesitate to persecute and imprison people who tell the truth about what’s going on, defending citizens’ rights. There is …

Rickard Falkvinge: Swedish Media Under Control, As Corrupt As US Media (Yes, That Is a Calculated Indictment)

One Month Before Elections, Swedish Oldmedia’s Pretend-Does-Not-Exist Attitude Toward Pirate Party Reaching Ridiculous Levels Pirate Parties: In one month, on May 25 at 20:00, the voting stations close for the European Elections. You’re never entitled to complain when media doesn’t cover you, but for some reason, the fifth-largest party out of Sweden’s eight – the Pirate …

Rickard Falkvinge: Sweden Retards – If You Need a Permit to Exercise a Freedeom, It is NOT a Freedom!

Sweden Goes Full Retard, Requires Registration Of Every Individual Playing Lottery Privacy:  Sweden, like most European countries, has a number of governmentally-run state lotteries that are an efficient extra tax on the people who can’t math properly. Because of the jackpot sizes (nine-figure euro or dollar amounts), they are still hugely popular. From June 1, …

Rickard Falkvinge: More People Were Paid To Exploit Heartbleed For The NSA Than To Fix It

More People Were Paid To Exploit Heartbleed For The NSA Than To Fix It Infrastructure – Zacqary Adam Green: Unsurprisingly, it turns out that the NSA knew about the Heartbleed bug since shortly after it was added to OpenSSL. While thousands of salaried NSA personnel search for bugs like these to exploit, OpenSSL has only four …

Rickard Falkvinge: EU Court Trashes Mass Surveillance

Pirate Party Vindicated By Highest EU Court, Killing Mass Surveillance Law Yesterday, the European Court of Justice ruled the detested Data Retention Directive invalid. Retroactively invalid, even: the court ruled that it had never existed. The directive (a directive is sort of a federal law covering the EU) mandated all EU states to log all …

Rickard Falkvinge: My Addess to the European Pirates

My Address To The European Pirates Pirate Parties:  This weekend, hundreds of pirates from all over Europe gathered in the European Parliament to formally found the European Pirate Party. It was an amazing gathering of determined activists, many of which were absolutely electrified at realizing the sheer scale of this movement, seeing 400 of Europe’s …

Rickard Falkvinge: Sweden Invokes Perpetual Copyright and a Culture of Perpetual State Clearance of Public Domain Use

Sweden Invokes Little-Known “Perpetual Copyright” Clause Against Mercedes Ad Copyright Monopoly: Sweden has invoked a previously-unknown “Perpetual Copyright” clause against carmaker Mercedes-Benz, who recited a public-domain work by the poet Boye in a recent ad. The legal threat was brought by the Swedish Academy, which is tasked with overseeing the clause. This has severe chilling effect …

Rickard Falkvinge: Europe Slams US on Mass Surveillance Suspends Trade Talks and Data Sharing

Europarl Suspends U.S. Trade Talks, Data Sharing Over Mass Surveillance Privacy: The European Parliament has just voted on a comprehensive bill to express its massive disapproval of U.S. mass spying on ordinary citizens. In the bill, it calls for suspension of trade talks, suspension of data sharing, suspension of U.S. corporate rights to European data, and …