Monday, June 8, 2009

Swedish Pirate Party wins a seat in the European Parliament

Big surprize in the Sweden EU election where the Pirate Party won a seat in the European Parliament. Pirate Party is a political party which requires the legalization of the file-sharing on the internet and managed to gather 7.1% of the votes thus claiming one of the Sweden 18 seats in the European parliament. The party was founded in 2006 due to fury over the controversial law that blames the file-sharing. The boom of popularity increased in April 2009 after the 4 founding members of a file-sharing site called Pirate Bay were found guilty of violating the copyright rights and convicted to jail.


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