azzy writes: The UK Pirate Party has turned to crowd sourcing to fund its upcoming election campaign for the European Parliament. It raced to 20% of the total in under a day and has now almost reached 50% of the £5,000 ($8400) target. When mainstream parties are spending millions can a small party with modest funding totals really compete? But for a party that crowd sourced policies in 2011 on reddit, and now seeks to crowd source for necessary finances, perhaps being in touch with the voters at these more personal levels can make all the difference.
azzy writes: The BPI (music industry body in the United Kingdom) has threatened legal action against leaders of the Pirate Party UK for their continued running of a proxy to ThePirateBay.
The Pirate Party UK is operating this proxy as a high profile fight against corporate-motivated censorship of the internet and is now raising money to help fight this legal action.
PPUK is aiming to assemble a legal team that is capable of putting together a case that will not only keep the proxy in place, but also settle the issues surrounding the arbitrary censorship of the web.
azzy writes: According to the BBC, the UK supermarket Tesco is to launch a range of budget own-brand PC software, in a move that will pitch the grocery giant against the likes of Microsoft and Symantec. Britain's biggest retailer said each title would cost less than £20, challenging what it described as the current "high" price of PC software.