According to this article from The Economist the most common background for politicians word wide is Law (surprise!) and then comes (in order) Business, Diplomacy, Military, Journalism, Economics, Medicine, Academia, and Engineering.
Almost 20% of the politicians had a Law background while about 7% had an Engineering background.
while(true) writes: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in his absence for two counts of rape by a swedish prosecutor. Assanges current whereabouts are unknown. Two women approached the swedish police on friday describing two different instances of rape. The women where "too afraid" to press charges, but the prosecutor has decided to arrest Assange in his absence on suspicion of rape. The link is in swedish. Link to Original Source
No. Piracy is holding back PC gaming. PC sales are ridiculous low for most single-player, non-casual, PC games. Game publishers are doing the natural thing; focusing on consoles where the problem of piracy is much, much smaller.
IMHO the industry should be commended that it, unlike some other industries, fight piracy by changing it's way of doing business instead of choosing the path of litigation and legislation.
while(true) writes: The Swedish Pirate Party has secured around 7% of the country's votes in the election to the European Union parliament. This means it likely has enough votes to claim 2 seats in the parliament. The Swedish Pirate Party has as it's only agenda "to fundamentally reform copyright law, get rid of the patent system, and ensure that citizens' rights to privacy are respected".