Politics is serious business. It’s not meant to be messed with by the young and idealistic. In fact, most countries have age restrictions so that you must be old and “realistic” by the time you ever get to the seat of power. But now and then there come political ideas so uniting that everyone must get in on them somehow. Internet freedom is one thing that all people, of all stripes, tend to agree on to some extent.
The exact extent can be a fine line, which has led some in Europe to found the Pirate Party, which is very much rooted in the truism: information wants to be free. Founded in 2006 by [...]
Sweden’s Pirate Party was formed in 2006 by Richard Falkvinge (@falkvinge) and others involved in the operation of torrent tracker Pirate Bay. Since then the party has gone on to win national parliament seats in the Czech Republic, Iceland, and in 2009 two of the Swedish European Parliament seats were claimed by the party.