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Submission + - Arrrr. The Pirates won a seat in the EU

tsalmark writes: "Sweden's Pirate Party, striking a chord with voters who want more free content on the Internet, won a seat in the European Parliament, early results showed on Sun. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/yaaarrrrr-swedens-pirate-party-wins-seat/article1173283/. By now this is old news, but I don't see it, so thought I should point it out.
Also see: http://localgrit.blogspot.com/2009/06/swedes-elect-pirate-to-european.html"
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Submission + - Microsoft accused of hacking

tsalmark writes: "Software giant Microsoft is deactivating unauthorized copies of its Windows operating system, in a nation where 82% of all software is pirated — even if many end users do not know it. http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn15009-microsoft-accused-of-hacking-in-piracy-clampdown.html Me thinks Linux may experience a sudden surge in popularity."

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