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The Czech Pirate Party has booked several surprise wins in the local elections. The party gathered 5.3% of the total vote in the capital city of Prague and became the biggest political party in MariÃ¡nskÃ© lÃ¡znÄ›, with 21%. As a result, there is a good chance that the city may soon have a Pirate mayor. Last weekend there were local elections in the Czech Republic, and the local Pirate Party has dozens of candidates on the ballots. The Pirates campaigned with a program that advocates more Government transparency, more involvement for citizens, less copyright monopolies and the use of free software. This message was received well by the public as 21 Pirate Party representatives were voted into regional parliaments. In addition, several other Pirates gained seats through the lists of other local parties. One of the biggest victories was booked in MariÃ¡nskÃ© lÃ¡znÄ› where the Pirates came out as the biggest party with 21% of the total vote. This means that the Czech town may soon have its first Pirate mayor. The Pirate Party also did well in the capital city of Prague where it received 5.3% of the vote. This translates to four seats in the local parliament. Despite the successes the Pirates donâ€™t expect that they will govern in many regions. This may happen in a few places, but only if they can agree on a good program with the other parties. â€œGenerally we are against coalitions, especially in Prague, but in some regions with parties and people who are closer to our program we might govern,â€ Pirate Partyâ€™s MarkÃ©ta GregorovÃ¡ tells TorrentFreak. According to MaÅ¡a ÄŒorak, co-chairperson of Pirate Parties International, the Czech success was welcomed after several disappointing results in other European countries. Talking to the Pirate Times, she says that the victory will carry over to other countries. â€˜I have no doubt that every single Czech pirate that succeeds in being an elected official will do a tremendous job in promoting our core goals and ideas and putting them back in the public spotlight. That is, after all, the beauty of this movement; a victory in just one country can be and will be a huge step forward throughout entire Europe,â€ she says. Add Rep and Leave a feedback
Since his hectic election campaign came to a close last month, Kim Dotcom hasn't given a single interview. On TorrentFreak today he breaks his silence, opening up on his fight with two governments, his departure from Baboom, and what he views as almost "religious extremism" employed by the labels and Hollywood to destroy him. When it comes to the online space, Kim Dotcom is undoubtedly one of the most polarizing personalities around. From Megaupload to Mega to his fledgling music service Baboom, everything touched by the man has been bathed in publicity and heated opinion. It is this ability to attract attention that undoubtedly played a key role in his creation of the Internet Party, a political movement with a stated aim to shake up New Zealand politics and put Dotcom-affiliated politicians in Parliament. Last month, however, the elections failed to go as planned. The Internet Partyconceded defeat without winning a single seat, with its founder honoring tradition by politely congratulating Prime Minister and arch-rival John Key on his success. After endless appearances and endless daily tweets, Dotcom essentially disappeared from public life, only breaking his silence to comment on the video game Destiny and his exit from Baboom. Today we catch up with the controversial entrepreneur to find out what happened. â€œBaboom is this great idea of unchaining the artists from major record labels, allowing them to deal directly with their fanbase and using groundbreaking new ways of monetization that pay artists even when fans access content for free,â€ Dotcom told TF. â€œBut Baboom is facing tough opposition from the labels. Baboom has had to deal with unfair and deliberate efforts to make us fail. I wonâ€™t go into details.â€ Dotcom says that for the sake of the artists he wants Baboom to succeed. But, in order for that to happen, a sacrifice needed to be made. â€œThe best way to achieve that success was to take me out of Baboom completely. We have a great management team and some brave investors in place. The brand â€˜Kim Dotcomâ€™ is toxic and a major distractor to what Baboom is trying to achieve,â€ he concedes. While sometimes problematic, Dotcomâ€™s branding is clearly a double-edged sword, one only needs to look at the 2012 launch of Mega.co.nz to see that. On the tiniest of budgets, Dotcom managed to rally the worldâ€™s press to witness the launch of his new cloud-storage site. And without him itâ€™s doubtful that Baboom wouldâ€™ve achieved the profile it has today. But while those same strengths allowed the Internet Party to became a news event every day leading up to the election, Dotcomâ€™s profile and history â€“ by his own admission â€“ became a millstone around the partyâ€™s neck. Every aspect of his private life became a point of leverage for his political opposition. â€œThe Internet Party failed to deliver meaningful change in New Zealand at the last election because of the media spin by our opponents,â€ Dotcom says. â€œThey have successfully turned me into a villain, a German Nazi, a horrible employer, a political hacker, a practitioner of prohibited digital voodoo magic and nothing short of a monster. I would hate that guy too if I didnâ€™t know that it wasnâ€™t true.â€ Dotcom says that part of the problem is that he has powerful enemies who in turn have friends in positions of influence, including in the press. â€œWhen you have the US Government, the NZ Government, all Hollywood studios and all major record labels fighting against you, you donâ€™t have a lot of friends, especially in the media,â€ Dotcom says. â€œThey either own the media (like in the US) or control the media with their significant advertising spending. Their passion to destroy me and everything I do, because of a copyright disagreement, is almost as fanatical as some of the religious extremism I see on TV.â€ So with the election over, and maybe even Dotcomâ€™s entire political career with it, the entrepreneur still has huge adversity to overcome. As he cuts Baboom free and wishes the company every success, Dotcom thoughts and energies turn to his pending extradition case. He knows itâ€™s not going to be easy, especially given the mauling he received at the hands of New Zealandâ€™s political heavyweights in the run up to the election. â€œIf I was a judge in New Zealand I wouldnâ€™t think too highly of â€˜Kim Dotcomâ€™ after months of prime time media bashing by the Prime Minister personally and his media helpers,â€ Dotcom says. â€œJohn Key constantly made the Internet Party and its goals for Internet Freedom about my extradition case and he accused me of attempting to subvert the New Zealand judiciary. He basically told the judiciary every day that Iâ€™m a selfish, criminal man who â€˜has to go awayâ€™.â€ While Dotcom insists his motives were altruistic, there can be little doubt that if the election had gone his way the words of John Key and friends might have meant just that little bit less. As it stands, things went pretty badly. The details of that extradition fight will become clear during the months to come, but in closing Dotcom shared with us an interesting development. â€œAfter 1000 days of waiting we finally got access to our own data (copies of our personal computers / hard drives). Remember, the Government made us wait this long for a single reason only: They demanded access to our encryption codes,â€ he says. â€œBut hereâ€™s the twist: It turns out that the Government had access to the encryption codes all along. Who would have thought that they didnâ€™t install a trojan on my computer while they had the GCSB / NSA spying on me.â€ Kim Dotcomâ€™s extradition hearing is currently scheduled to take place in February 2015. Expect the media circus to get going again soon. http://torrentfreak.com/kim-dotcom-breaks-post-election-media-silence-141004/
The UK Prime Minister's Intellectual Property Advisor is to step down at the next general election. Mike Weatherley has been front and center in promoting entertainment industry action against online piracy but will not stand for re-election in 2015. The former movie industry worker is already being touted for a return to the creative sector. In September 2013, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced the appointment of Mike Weatherley MP as his brand new advisor on intellectual property matters. As the founder of Parliamentâ€™s Rock the House competition and member of the All-Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group launched in 2003 to raise awareness and rally against copyright and related infringement, Weatherley seemed like the ideal candidate. The then 56-year-old quickly offered his support to the recently formed Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit and promised to assist the government to focus on anti-piracy enforcement issues aimed at protecting the creative industries. By December of 2013, Weatherley was making it clear that ISPs should be held responsible for their customersâ€™ infringing downloads and just weeks later suggested jail sentences for persistent file-sharers. Greater accountability for companies such as Google became a recurring theme in the MPâ€™s work. But while Weatherley has made quite an impact in his unpaid position, his role as a Conservative Member of Parliament will come to an end in the first quarter of 2015. In an announcement today Weatherley confirmed that he will not be standing at next yearâ€™s General Election. Noting the enjoyment heâ€™s had serving the people of his constituency in the south of England, Weatherley also touched on his role as Cameronâ€™s IP advisor. â€œOver the past year, I have taken immense pride in serving as your Intellectual Property Adviser. I am sure that you will agree that we have made huge steps towards really getting politicians and industry talking â€“ which is key to making the most of our countryâ€™s wealth of creative talent,â€ the MP told the Prime Minister. If Weatherley keeps to his own predictions then he will step down as an MP before May 2015 but he also hints that he would like to remain involved in government IP matters. â€œIt would be a privilege to continue offering my assistance in this regard,â€ he told David Cameron. Interestingly, local media is reporting that Weatherley is believed to be returning to the creative industries. The 57-year-old was formerly the European vice-president of the Motion Picture Licensing Company and also worked as the finance director of record producer Pete Watermanâ€™s empire. A revolving door situation, where Weatherley heads out of government into a position with a large entertainment group, hardly seems out of the question given his history, but for solid information the world will have to wait. In the meantime his work in government will continue, with some of his time devoted to the industry heâ€™ll soon be re-joining. http://torrentfreak.com/uk-pms-ip-advisor-wont-stand-for-re-election-140703/
The Pirate Bay has just launched a banner campaign to support the various Pirate parties participating in the European Parliament elections this week. The notorious torrent site is running localized ads, encouraging its millions of visitors to vote Pirate. PiratesInEU-PPUKThis week citizens across Europe will vote for who should represent them in the European Parliament, and in more than a dozen countries local Pirate Party members are present at the ballots. During the last elections five years ago the Pirate Party surprised friend and foe by gaining two seats at the European Parliament. This year it is hoped that this success will be equaled or improved upon, a realistic aim according to current polls. To increase the chance of a good result the Pirate parties have been on the campaign trail over the past few weeks. Today, these efforts are increasing thanks to a secret weapon no other party has access to: The Pirate Bay. The Pirate parties struck a deal with the notorious torrent site which is now displaying localized banners in ten countries. The banners are featured on TPBâ€™s homepage and replace the siteâ€™s iconic logo. This is in addition to a general Pirate Party banner that had been up and running for a few days already. The prominent placement guarantees hundreds of thousands of eyeballs per day, some of which may end up in the voting booth. Rick Falkvinge, founder of the first Pirate Party, is delighted with the â€œpirateâ€ partnership. â€œIâ€™m very happy that our brothers in arms are providing this great exposure to the political arm of the movementâ€, Falkvinge tells TorrentFreak. â€œMost offline-born politicians wouldnâ€™t realize that this exposure roughly equals buying the whole cover of every single newspaper in Europe, every day for the whole duration of the campaign.â€ As in previous elections, the Pirate parties are calling for more transparency, better privacy protections, and decriminalization of file-sharing for personal use. The latter is of course a good match with TPBâ€™s core philosophy. And thereâ€™s another Pirate Bay connection in this yearâ€™s election race. In Finland, TPB co-founder and former site spokesman Peter Sunde is one of the candidates. Sunde is also calling for changes to current copyright laws. â€œNon-commercial file sharing should of course become legal and protected, and we must re-think copyright all together. Copyright is not the thing that makes ARTISTS money, itâ€™s only for their brokers and distributors,â€ Sunde told us previously. While a few Pirates in Parliament might not get this done without help, the track record of the current Pirate MEPs, Christian EngstrÃ¶m and Amelia Andersdotter, shows that a difference can be made. Below are the banners for all the Pirate parties that are currently being promoted through The Pirate Bay in their respective countries. In a few days we will know whether the Pirates can continue their presence in the European Parliament and with how many. source torrentfreak