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freedom of information & culture, civil & digital liberties, privacy, anonymity, transparency.
freedom of information & culture, civil & digital liberties, privacy, anonymity, transparency.

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The European Union paid for a copyright report which concluded piracy isn’t harmful - and then tried to hide the findings because it wasn't the answer they wanted:
https://thenextweb.com/eu/2017/09/21/eu-paid-report-concluded-piracy-isnt-harmful-tried-hide-findings/
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It gets worse: "The Australian federal police conducted six internal investigations in the past 18 months into alleged professional misconduct of officers who had been newly approved to access telecommunications data"

The AFP: giving officers under corruption investigations warrantless access to all Australians' retained internet and phone data. What could go wrong?

Repeal data retention, get a warrant. That's our policy.
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Australia's copyright collecting agency has been caught diverting payments intended for journalists and authors into a $15 million slush fund for lawyers and campaigns to fight against fairer copyright laws. If that isn't bad enough, they also didn't tell anyone, not even their own members and not a mention in their annual reports.

The very people responsible for paying artists are literally withholding the money so they can use it for their own lobbying purposes, and their board members have the mendacity to label others as 'pirates' and 'thieves'.
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"Iceland moved closer to the anti-establishment Pirate party gaining a place in government after the Independence party failed to pull together a governing coalition following recent elections."

Taking power from the powerful and returning it to the people!
Join us: https://join.pirateparty.org.au/ #votepirate
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"Australia's federal police and foreign affairs department are now able to match a person's facial image against records held by Immigration after the government sent the first phase of its new face verification service live."

Drivers license and passport photos coming next, as is expanded access to state police forces, ASIO, Defence etc. Do you think we can trust them not to abuse this system? #votepirate
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Even Hollywood elites are running their own private file sharing networks. The Academy Award for irony goes to you guys!

"effectively set up its own pirate site of DVD screeners and other movie rips on a shared Google drive folder. This, according to the lawsuit, led to watermarked screener copies of Creed and Heart of the Sea being uploaded to file-sharing sites."
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Here comes Internet censorship, laws passed by Labor and Liberals will soon come in to force. Lawyers for rights-holders are walking through the final stages of perpetual rolling Internet blackouts.
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Press Release: Census debacle demonstrates Government inability to manage digital privacy and security issues.

“We call upon the ABS to abandon plans to make all of our private data searchable and cross-referenceable, so as to protect the privacy of every Australian. We also call on the ABS to send out paper forms and not penalise anyone who refuses to share identifiable information." commented Simon Frew, Pirate Party President. Read more:
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The United Nations has agreed with a founding tenet of the Pirate movement, issuing a new resolution stressing "the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online".
Join us: https://pirateparty.org.au/ ‪#‎votepirate‬
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At first you might think we'd be in favour of rising sea levels. But no, a broken planet and an unpredictable climate is in no one's interest.

This election, we're supporting serious action on climate change and a rapid move to renewable energy sources.
Policy: https://pirateparty.org.au/wiki/Platform#Energy.2C_environment_and_climate_change
‪#‎votepirate‬ ‪#‎ausvotes‬
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