12
Jun
09

Pirates Secure a Seat in European Parliament… No really!

Piratpartiet

Swedish Pirate Party Logo

And I thought we liked pirates in America. The Swedish Pirate Party just won a seat in European Parliament. Swedish pirates have seen a lot of press lately ever since the owners of The Pirate Bay, one of the largest torrent trackers on the interweb, went on trial for a whole number of things, not limited to plundering, looting, and digital swashbuckling. I guess those guys are really popular over in Europe, and as a result some like minded individuals have become a legitimate political party. Check out the full story at TorrentFreak. Here’s a blurb:

With 7.1 percent of the vote, the Swedish Pirate Party has shocked its critics and secured a seat in the European Parliament. The Pirates received more votes from those under 30 than any other party in the European elections yesterday, and this was celebrated with pints of rum and loads of pirate chants.

–DJ Rex Manning Day

 


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