IP Sceptical Pirate Party on the Rise in Germany

The German Pirate Party (“Piratenpartei”) is well known amongst IP professionals for their sceptic stance on the current state of copyright and patent law. On the ksnh::law blog we recently issued two postings titled "Pirate Party Winning Seats In Parliament Of Saarland, Germany" and "Political Turmoil in Germany: Piratenpartei" sketching the recent political developments of the political arm of the pirate movement in Germany, including two electoral victories in the German states of Berlin and Saarland: On September 18, 2011, the Piratenpartei won 9% of the votes in the Berlin state elections and got their first parliamentary group in a local state Parliament in Germany; (see here); On March 25, 2012, the Piraten partei won 7.4% of the votes in the Saarland state elections, well above the 5% quorum, giving them seats in the new legislative period (see press coverage), way ahead of the Liberal Democrats that reached only 1.25% of the votes ...Zum vollständigen Artikel


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