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SWEDEN’S FREE-WEB PIRATE PARTY HAS EURO SEAT
June 8, 2009, 10:51 am
Filed under: Digital Media | Tags: , ,

Hollywood Reporter
Sweden’s Pirate Party, which wants to abolish copyright laws and protect Internet privacy, has won a seat in the European Parliament. The Pirate Party captured 7.1% of the Swedish vote Sunday, enough to secure it one of Sweden’s 18 seats in the Europe’s 785-seat parliament. The party wants to deregulate copyright protections, ditch the patent system entirely and greatly restrict government surveillance of Internet users. Though not connected to Sweden’s infamous Pirate Bay file sharing site, the Pirate Party has ridden a wave a popular support following April’s conviction of the four Pirate Bay founders


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