Posted on September 13, 2007 in IP, pirate party, pirate party us by Brian RoweComments Off

“The Pirate Parties were formed all over the world. Their main goal is to protect privacy, culture, and knowledge. The MPAA is not happy with politicians they can’t buy fund, and labels them as illegitimate thieves.” Ernesto

Dean Garfield, director of MPAA’s anti-piracy department, was interviewed by ZDNet recently. When he was asked whether the Pirate Party’s attempts to battle organizations like the MPAA through democratic means is legitimate, he responded: “There’s nothing about what the Pirate Bay does or what the Pirate Party does that is legitimate. There’s nothing philosophically principled about it. They steal copyright content and accept advertising dollars based on taking other people’s work. There’s nothing noble about it.”

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Posted on July 11, 2007 in copyright, Fair Use, pirate party by Brian RoweComments Off

Take a moment to use your fair use rights. Create a parody, critic a work, use a small potion of a work for educational purposes. Take time to learn about your rights.

It is important the people are aware of what they can legally do with regards to copyrighted material,” said Pirate Party US spokesman Andrew Norton. “Very often people believe that a use of copyrighted material that would normally fall into fair use is an infringement of copyright. It is a belief that copyright holders seek to enforce, either through frivolous litigation, intimidation or legal and political maneuvering to legally restrict what can be considered fair use. This is especially true when it comes to critical reviews, or parodies.

Full press release at the pirate party website.

Posted on July 3, 2007 in IP, MPAA, pirate party, pirate party us, RIAA by Brian RoweComments Off

The pirate party has been around a year in the US, I am curous to see wht they are doing and where they are headed. With the RIAA’s litigation attacks on student and the MPAA’s propaganda campaign in full swing I think we are left with few alternatives to aggressive political and social action to protect our rights and add balnce to a broken system.

Pirate Party meeting tonight on IRC 6pm West Coast:

IRC server:
Channel: #USPirateParty