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+ - Canadian Pirate Party close to registering in upco

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I cant believe its n writes "In a ZeroPaid interview with Jake Daynes, a spokesperson for the Pirate Party of Canada, it was revealed that althought the party was started in 2009, they are now only 250 members away from registering in the upcoming lections.

The Pirate Party of Canada strives to reform Canadian copyright laws, reform the patent system, and protect Canadian's right to privacy."
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+ - Pirate Party voters are rapists?

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I cant believe its n (1103137) writes "Sometimes supporters of message interception and copyrights really have good arguments and sometimes they acuse their political opponents of... I don't know... being rapists?

In the Swedish elections to the European Parliament, the Pirate Party received 7.1% of the votes. In a post election analysis on her blog, thinking about why the elections ended the way it did for the Centerparty* 5.5%, leading Centerparty member and member of (the swedish) parliament Annika Qarlsson, shares her thoughts[Swedish]. In particular about the high number of PP voters who are young and male. She also thinks about the fact that most rapes that occur where the rapist knows the woman to some extent, are perpetrated by young males.

One poster makes the argument that perhaps these are different people...

Annika responds by saying "Reaching these conclusions(?) — one group votes for the Pirate Party and the other group rapes women... sort of? Or is it another case of protecting ones own rights but not careing if you step on the rights of others?"

I have tried to translate as close as possible to the swedish meaning and here is a Google Translate to judge for yourself.

* The Centerparty is a part of the ruling "Alliance for Sweden"
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+ - The Pirate Bay crew found guilty of assisting

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I cant believe its n (1103137) writes "The Stockholm district court has ruled with 1 year inprisonment and 30 milion SEK in damages. To say the least this the highest damages ruled against any private citizens ever and unheard of in swedish law.

Sorry for the fucked up english but I just can not believe the degree to which the US has fucked the swedish law system. We used to actually have laws that meant something. A truly sad day."
First Person Shooters (Games)

+ - Riddick II released, but not in Sweden

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I cant believe its n (1103137) writes "Swedish game developer Starbreeze have released their long awaited "The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on dark Athena". The title is long. The wait has been long. Now, us locals will have to wait even longer to play it, even though the game was developed here in Sweden.

Today was the official release date in the US. Sweden will have to wait until the 24:th of april. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the Pirate Bay, but it would not surprise me if it did. My money is ready to be handed over in exchange for a copy, but I just can't get the game legally here.

I have not pirated a game since I was a kid in the 80's, but this one looks so damn tempting that maybe... arrrrrg?"

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