Pirate Party Wins A Seat On The EU

Posted Jun 8, 2009

The Pirate Party is a group based in Sweden that wants to legalize file sharing.  After the founders of the torrent website The Pirate Bay were found guilty, the membership of The Pirate Party more than doubled.

“Sweden has 20 seats, but until the Lisbon treaty passes only 18 with voting rights. This means that the Pirate Party will have 2 seats,” wrote Ernesto on  TorrentFreak.  The Pirate Party was founded in 2006 and is led by Rickard Falkvinge.  The Pirate Party wants to see copyright and patent lawwws reformed.

[via Guardian]