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Includes a mention of PPUK's 6th birthday.

Sunday, 9 August, 2015 - 14:15

Pirate Party UK celebrates sixth birthday, reminiscesKitguru -

“Throughout the whole time, Pirate Party UK have stood strong and fought for what is right. We’ve stood candidates in Local, General, Scottish and EU elections, and brought our message to millions of UK voters,” he said.

This was backed up by David Elston, PPUK’s deputy leader, who pointed out that just a few years ago talking about mass surveillance and government oversight was seen as a taboo topic that no one was particularly interested in. In contrast, today it’s a hot one that has engaged many people.

Thursday, 30 July, 2015 - 11:00

Pirate Party UK celebrates sixth birthday, reminisces

Though Kim Dotcom’s Web Social gathering has been probably the most consideration grabbing, various celebration championing on-line freedoms in recent times, Europe’s numerous Pirate Events have been holding the fort for the higher a part of a decade. Within the UK in-reality, it’s simply celebrated its sixth birthday, at which era the top, Cris Chesha has taken a second to mirror on the challenges confronted in recent times and the brand new ones set to return.

Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 - 10:00

#WeArrSix (But don't sing the song!)

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If six years ago today the Party was born. If you had approached me and said “In six years, you will be the Deputy Leader of a political party, after running in the GE2015” I would have said “...then in six years I must have gone crazy!”.

Turns out I'm not crazy... but I am a Pirate.

Since 2009 we've seen Pirates elected all over the globe, most notiably in Sweden, Germany and Iceland. In the UK we've seen Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowdon be persued for exposing the truth of what Governments around the world are doing in secret. Net Neutrality has been attacked and our own party and leadership threatened when we created proxies to try and keep the net neutral. It's been a hard six year battle for Pirates everywhere.

Now we are seeing the Freedom of Information laws being reviewed. The Government has not learnt its lesson on keeping the public in the dark and wants to increase its secrecy. Not forgetting David Cameron now wants to censor our internet with “objectionable content” filters.

Pirate Party UK Celebrates 6th Birthday

Thursday, 30 July, 2015 - 02:45

On 30th July 2009, Andrew Robinson registered Pirate Party UK as a political party for the first time. Today, we are proud to celebrate our 6th Birthday, and launch #WeArrSix, our Pirate Party campaign retrospective.

The Pirate Party UK is one year old

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About five days ago, last year, the Pirate Bay's verdict was announced and there was a dramatic rise of global interest in Pirate Parties, but confusingly, there was not one in the UK. That’s where the party as you see today originally came from, then about this time in April, the PPI board for the UK was unlocked and a few more lurkers joined in discussions.

A very rudimentary website was set up on a server at someone’s workplace using Drupal (after tracking down the owner of the domain) and a forum was eventually added (after we’d figured out how). Most logos, the constitution and the then manifesto were from a first attempt at starting PPUK in 2006. Some of the text (I believe) on the landing page is still from the first site.

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"Happy birthday, dear Copyright, happy birthday to you."

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Three hundred years ago, today, Copyright was born.

Conceived in 1709 the Statute of Anne, as it is sometimes known, came into force on 10th April 1710. Despite going by the nickname of Copyright Act 1709 it was born with the much grander appellation: 'An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by vesting the Copies of Printed Books in the Authors or purchasers of such Copies, during the Times therein mentioned'.

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