Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey might have come out swinging against Conroy and his internet filtering scheme last week, but the Pirate Party Australia is still not impressed.
on 03/16/2010 – Made popular on 03/16/2010
Written by: David Heath | Published in: Government Tech PolicyComplete with a well-placed expletive, European Parliament member Amelia Andersdotter made the Pirate Party's position on copyright abundantly clear at the recent Internet Governance Forum meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan.
TorrentFreak: "During his visit to the the Swedish capital Stockholm, Wikileaks spokesman Julian Assange struck a deal with the local Pirate Party. The Party, which participates in the national elections next month, will host several new Wikileaks servers to protect the freedom of the press and help the whistleblower site to carry out its operation."
The Australian arm of the Pirate Party late yesterday opened fire on the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, accusing the group of "strong-arm tactics" and "extortion" in its renewed approaches to local ISPs over the past few weeks on the issue of online copyright infringement through file sharing services such as BitTorrent.
Earlier this week, Pirate Bay was raided and taken down by the Swedish Police. Peter Sunde, one of the co-creators of Pirate Bay announced that the site should never be resurrected and just left to die on its own, but some people just can’t take a hint.