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MO-1 Access to medicine

Title Access to medicine
Put by Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Sponsor Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Motion May the General Assembly of the Pirate Parties International decide the following declaration:

We deem the universal access to medicine and medical treatment as a human right.

People in developing and least developed countries must have access to medicine beyond the restrictions of patenting systems. Patents that hinder the fight against diseases should be subject to compulsory licensing.

Since the economics of medical technology makes research and development into non-patentable medical techniques uneconomic for corporations, state funding needs to be made available to test the effectiveness of substances, currently illegal for therapeutic purposes.

Further blocking of scientific work based solely on dogmatic arguments is no longer acceptable. Patients must not be hindered in their free choice of treatment. Well trained, responsible physicians and informed patients must have the full responsibility for choosing the substances used for treatment. The dangers of all used substances must be fully disclosed.

Furthermore, us Pirates propose a global fund for financing research on neglected diseases.

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In case of successful adoption by the GA, we call upon the Members of PPI to ratify this declaration timely by a suitable vehicle.

Rationale Will be delivered in session.



MO-1b Access to medicine

Title Access to medicine
Put by Czech Republic PP-CZ
Sponsor Czech Republic PP-CZ
Motion May the General Assembly of the Pirate Parties International decide the following declaration:
We deem the universal access to medicine and medical treatment as a human right.


People in developing and least developed countries must have access to medicine beyond the restrictions of patenting systems. Patents that hinder the fight against diseases should be subject to compulsory licensing.
Since the economics of medical technology makes research and development into non-patentable medical techniques uneconomic for corporations, state funding needs to be made available to test the effectiveness of substances, currently illegal for therapeutic purposes.
Therefore, us Pirates propose a WHO funding for financing research on neglected diseases.


Further blocking of scientific work based solely on dogmatic arguments is no longer acceptable. Patients must not be hindered in their free choice of treatment. Well trained, responsible physicians and informed patients must have the full responsibility for choosing the substances used for treatment. The dangers of all used substances must be fully disclosed.


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In case of successful adoption by the GA, we call upon the Members of PPI to ratify this declaration timely by a suitable vehicle.

Rationale Will be delivered in session.



MO-2 Copyright

Title Copyright
Put by Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Sponsor Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Motion May the General Assembly of the Pirate Parties International decide the following declaration:

Pirates want a fair and balanced copyright law based on the interests of society as a whole.

We strive for the abolition of information monopolies. As for now the only beneficiaries of the monopolies are huge corporations, while the market as a whole is failing. This market failure is apparent by the frequent bullying of individuals and SMEs by collecting societies and the loss of orphan works to society. Our goal is to create an environment where the motivation to create goes hand in hand with freedom of information.

Improved public availability of information, knowledge and culture is a prerequisite for the social, technological and economic development of our society. Pirates therefore demand that copying, storing, using and providing access to literary and artistic works for non-commercial purposes must not only be legalised but protected by law and actively promoted. Everyone shall be able to enjoy and share our cultural heritage free from the threat of legal action or censorship.

The commercial monopoly given by copyright should be restored to a reasonable term. Derivative works shall always be permitted, with exceptions that are very specifically enumerated in law with minimal room for interpretation.

The internet as a medium should know no borders. Pirates consider artificial national barriers for cultural goods a hindrance to the global trade and demand their abolishment. A change of approach is required in the area of rights to intangible goods and their respective enforcement practices.

Further monopolies in the sectors of information and culture have to be prevented. By law, states should only allow or maintain monopoly rights for intangible goods if these are in the public interest. Any monopoly rights must be temporally limited, neither their time-span nor their scope may be expanded retrospectively.

The creation of commons, such as free software, free cultural goods, open patent pools and free and open educational material, must be promoted and legally protected.

Social life, increasingly taking place in digital spaces, must not be restricted by monopoly rights over intangible goods. The introduction of “fair use” regulations will ensure that social interactions remain unencumbered.

Each collecting society must ensure comprehensive transparency, fair participatory rights for their members and fairer contract terms for artists.

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In case of successful adoption by the GA, we call upon the Members of PPI to ratify this declaration timely by a suitable vehicle.

Rationale Will be delivered in session.



MO-3 Net Neutrality

Title Net Neutrality
Put by Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Sponsor Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Motion May the General Assembly of the Pirate Parties International decide the following declaration on net neutrality:

The principle of network neutrality must by inforced by law in each and every country to ensure strong incentives for investment, fair competition and equal treatment of everybody in the digital space.

We consider the freedom of information as an universal human right, and the net neutrality a necessary mean to it.

Everyone must be able to have access to an Internet connection that does not discriminate against any service or competitor. Traffic management measures shall only be allowed in exceptional circumstances, operated in a clear and transparent manner and only for technical reasons.

Non-discriminatory access to the Internet must apply uniformly across the whole world. We reject measures by the telecommunications companies that threaten freedom of access.

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In case of successful adoption by the GA, we call upon the Members of PPI to ratify this declaration timely by a suitable vehicle.

Rationale Will be delivered in session.



MO-4 Basic Income

Title Basic Income
Put by Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Sponsor Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Motion May the General Assembly of the Pirate Parties International decide the following declaration:

Pirates see labor not just as a tradeable commodity, but also as a person's individual achievement. Respect for human dignity therefore commands that each person can decide freely which occupation he or she wishes to pursue and which job to take, but also that such services be adequately compensated.

Thanks to technological development it is no longer necessary that each monotonous, senseless or even dangerous task be performed by humans. We welcome and wish to promote this significant advance. Hence we consider the goal of absolute full employment as outdated and not socially desirable. Instead, we want to achieve that all people receive their adequate share of the general wealth; to this end, we will consider the introduction of a basic income guarantee.

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In case of successful adoption by the GA, we call upon the Members of PPI to ratify this declaration timely by a suitable vehicle.

Rationale Will be delivered in session.



MO-5 Privacy

Title Privacy
Put by Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Sponsor Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Motion May the General Assembly of the Pirate Parties International decide the following declaration:

Pirates are committed to privacy and corresponding civil liberties of all human beeings worldwide. We will never tolerate state driven surveillance measures of any kind.

Adequate protection against crime is an important responsibility of the state. We must ensure this responsibility is fulfilled through an intelligent, rational and evidence-based security policy without surveilance.

The practice of routine, automated and untargeted data collection, storage and matching is to be abolished.

Anyone subject to state surveillance should be informed of these facts in due time to safeguard against abuse.

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In case of successful adoption by the GA, we call upon the Members of PPI to ratify this declaration timely by a suitable vehicle.

Rationale Will be delivered in session.



MO-6 No to TTIP

Title No to TTIP
Put by Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Sponsor Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Motion May the General Assembly of the Pirate Parties International decide the following declaration:

The Assembly of Members of Pirate Parties International

  • Strictly oppose TTIP
  • Support the protest movement all over the world
  • Urge the European Parliament and both houses of the U.S. Congress not to consent to TTIP
  • Call for ex-ante and ex-post human rights impact assessments to be conducted for every trade agreement.

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In case of succesfull adoption by the GA, we call upon the Members of PPI to ratify this declaration timely by a suitable vehicle.

Rationale Will be delivered in session.



MO-6b No to TTIP

Title No to TTIP
Put by Czech Republic PP-CZ
Sponsor Czech Republic PP-CZ
Motion May the General Assembly of the Pirate Parties International decide the following declaration:
The Assembly of Members of Pirate Parties International Strictly oppose international treaties enforcing broken monopolies hindering developing countries or human rights and freedoms. Thus, we
  • Strictly oppose TTIP
  • Support the protest movement all over the world
  • Urge the European Parliament and both houses of the U.S. Congress not to consent to TTIP
  • Call for ex-ante and ex-post human rights impact assessments to be conducted for every trade agreement.

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In case of succesfull adoption by the GA, we call upon the Members of PPI to ratify this declaration timely by a suitable vehicle.

Rationale Will be delivered in session.



MO-7 Transparency of the Public Sector

Title Transparency of the Public Sector
Put by Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Sponsor Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Motion May the General Assembly of the Pirate Parties International decide the following declaration:

The public sector, including private entities carrying out work on behalf of a public body, must be transparent. Pirates believe that it is a fundamental right of citizens to inspect, without the need for any specific justification, all contracts or financial benefits related to the delivery of public sector or government projects and services.

Pirates advocate for general and comprehensive legislation to protect persons who expose issues that are in the public interest, such as cases of corruption, insider trading, or ethics or human rights violations (“whistle-blowers”).

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In case of successful adoption by the GA, we call upon the Members of PPI to ratify this declaration timely by a suitable vehicle.

Rationale Will be delivered in session.



MO-8 Standing Committees

Title Standing Committees
Put by Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Sponsor Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Motion The Assembly of the Members of Pirate Parties International

- regard the statutes of Pirate Parties International,

- consider the exchange of experience among PPI Members among of top priorities for the PPI,

- striving to create more opportunities for Member involvement into PPI day to day business,

- whereas we must develop our common operating capacity,

- wishing to expand the organisational oversight over PPI,


decides the following:


The Board is given the duty to take the necessary steps in order to establish a standing commitee infrastructure within PPI.

At least, the following committees are to be established:

  • standing committee on elections and campaigning
  • standing committee on party finances and fund raising
  • standing committee on public and press relations
  • standing committee on new parties
  • standing committee on INGO relations
  • standing committee on PPI budget, oversight and transparency.


Each ordinary member of PPI should have at least one seat in all of the standing committees. This includes one standing member and up to two deputies. The Board of PPI should take committee recommendations into consideration, when making decisions.

Each standing committee should convene two to four times per calender year on a regular basis.

Every standing committee should have a support of a PPI board member who is responsible for it.

Rationale Will be delivered in session.



MO-9 Individual ‘Global Pirate Membership’ from supporters

Title Individual ‘Global Pirate Membership’ from supporters
Put by Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Sponsor Flag of Germany.svg PP-DE
Motion The PPI General Assembly should consider the inclusion of individuals and individual organizations as supporter members of PPI.

Individual ‘Global Pirate Membership’ from supporters. PPI should cultivate a global identity amongst Pirate supporters by soliciting individual membership fees equivalent to €10 per year. Member Parties should solicit PPI supporter membership during their own regular campaigns.

In case of a positive indication by the oGA, PP-DE would prepare a Statutes Amendment Proposal to incorporate such individual supporter membership to be tabled at the Warsaw GA in July 2015.

Rationale Will be delivered in session.



MO-10 Implementation of online eDemocracy system

Title Implementation of online eDemocracy system
Put by Flag of Italy.svg PP-IT
Sponsor Flag of Italy.svg PP-IT
Motion The PPI General Assembly should commit to the implementation of an online eDemocracy system, as stated in the Statutes, XI.4 (http://wiki.pp-international.net/Statutes#XI._Voting).
Rationale allows asynchronous discussion and voting of the issues, giving enough time for the delegates to gather their Parties feedbacks, and solves timezone issues.



MO-11 Policy in treaty negotiation

Title Policy in treaty negotiation.
Put by Flag of the Netherlands.svg PP-NL
Sponsor Flag of the Netherlands.svg PP-NL
Motion We call on the General Assembly to defer any policy motion to a proper treaty negotiation track.
Rationale * Given that an General Assembly has no time to give these subjects an adequate amount of attention or oversight.
  • Given that a treaty negotiation type of track allows all member parties to influence the substance adequately.