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India's very own Pirate Party

Submitted by Karthik on 17 August, 2012 - 12:59

If you're familiar with the history of the torrent site, The Pirate Bay, you might well have heard of the related organisation, the Swedish Pirate Party, which famously went on to win two seats in the European parliament. Since then, a number of pirate parties have been formed around the world.

Pirate Parties support civil rights, direct democracy and participation, reform of copyright and patent law, free sharing of knowledge (Open Content), data privacy, transparency, freedom of information, free education, universal healthcare and a clear separation between church and state. They advocate network neutrality and universal, unrestricted access to the Internet as indispensable conditions to some of this.

Now, it appears that India might be getting one of its own. Besides the website, there is a mailing list as well as an IRC channel. They have also released a statement which quotes Spider-man :)