Aug 172009
 August 17, 2009  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Online

New political party the Pirate Party UK said today it has been overwhelmed by the response to its formation, as the public gets behind its pro-file sharing agenda.

The organisation was registered as an official political party on 11 August by the Electoral Commission and has three core policies: the reform of copyright and patent law; the end of excessive surveillance by government and business; and to ensure freedom of speech.

Reports from various quarters have suggested that around 100 new members are signing up every hour to the party, but Eric Priezkalns, party treasurer, said he still needed to validate the figures about memberships received to date.

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Thanks to Brian Honan for this link.

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