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=Pirate Manifesto=
 
=Pirate Manifesto=
 
==First Draft==
 
==First Draft==
 
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===Background papers===
Based on the Swedish Pirate Party declaration of Principles version 3.1:
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* [http://www.piratpartiet.se/documents/Principles%203.1.pdf Piratpartiet declaration of Principles version 3.1 (''English version'')]
 
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* PIRATA ideology summary:
====Introduction====
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** [http://www.partidopirata.es/wiki/Statute/En#Article_2:_Scope_and_goals Article 2]
 
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** [http://www.partidopirata.es/wiki/Statute/En#Article_25:_Rules_of_the_Institutional_Groups Article 25.a.2]
We want to change the global legislation to help promote the emerging information society that is characterised by multitude and transparence. This will happen through demanding increased respect for the citizens and their integrity and privacy, as well as a reform of the immaterial rights.
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The values of the Pirate Parties are based on three fundamental principles; that the privacy of the individual must be protected, that the culture needs to be let free and that patent and private monopolies are harmful to society.  
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We are currently in a surveillance society where practically everyone is registered and surveilled. It is not compatible with a modern court system that all citizens are exposed to surveillance and thereby getting treating as suspects of criminal activity. Democracy demands a strong protection for the privacy of the individual.
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Copyright was created to benefit society by encouraging creative activities, development and spreading of culture. To obtain these goals a balance is needed between the societal demands on accessibility and spreading and the demand for attribution and compensation for the artist. We are suggesting copyright of today is imbalanced. A society where culture and knowledge are freely available for all on the same terms is beneficial for society as a whole. We are claiming that a wide-spread and systematic abuse of copyright today is actively working against these purposes by limitting both supply of culture and availability of culture.  
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Private monopolies is one of the most dangerous enemies of society. They lead to overpricing and major hidden costs for citizens. Patent are officially sanctioned monopolies of ideas. Larger businesses are fighting obsessively to break size records in their patent portfolios. They often use them later to fight smaller competitors so that these can not compete with the larger business. The goal of the monopoly owner is not a market price or competition on equal terms with benefits for the customers, prices and qualities. On the contrary, patent law is used as a lever to raise the prices to a level that a free and fair market would never have paid and to impose restriction such a market would have never accepted. We want to limit the opportunities to create unnecessary and harmful monopoly situations.
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Trademarks are first and foremost made to protect customers. We consider the trademark laws to be generally functional, and do not suggest any changes.
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====Democracy and freedoms and rights of citizens====
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Protection of the privacy of individual is legislated in the ''European Convention''. From this basic right several other important human rights like freedom of speech and opinions, freedom of information, the right to culture and the right to personal development emerge. All attempts from officials to limit these rights must be questioned and met by strong opposition.
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==Second Draft==
 
==Second Draft==
 
* [[Pirate Manifesto Amendments Central]] (''not operative yet, as we're just beginning stage one'')
 
* [[Pirate Manifesto Amendments Central]] (''not operative yet, as we're just beginning stage one'')
 
* ''Second Draft will be placed/linked here''
 
* ''Second Draft will be placed/linked here''
 
[[Category:Pirate Manifesto]]
 
[[Category:Pirate Manifesto]]

Revision as of 20:08, 31 March 2008

What

  • The characteristics for PPI Manifesto, as described in Berlin Conference, will be:

Idealistic

  • Reflecting what do we want, which are our goals.

Timeless

  • Like national constitutions or like pirate parties' statutes, it may suffer some modifications in the long term -not written on stone when talking about modifications; not the Bible-;
  • however, it will be meant to become
    • stable;
    • longlasting;
    • as valid now as in the future; whatever the version that applies in each time, it will be a version to be observed.

Literary

  • Far from raw statements, it has to be a text agreeable to be read.

Binding

  • It's meant to be the embryo for an unified international movement, so it has to get enough abstraction to allow every single pirate party to look at Pirate Manifesto and say proudly this is my manifesto.
    • This apply to pirate parties not formed yet, and to forming parties that find themselves not ready yet to join the Manifesto's task force: Pirate Manifesto should be developed in order to become a welcoming home for them.

Inspiring

  • A model to be followed, to give us impulse in the hard times, to give us a point of reference, to allow us to always remember who we are and which goals do we pursue.

Press-candy

  • Deserving to be echoed by media.

Antithesis of a political platform

  • Platforms are for elections, are specific action plans; a manifesto is more about ideas.

When/How

Main schedule

Stage one

  • A group of representatives from the pirate parties would discuss the Manifesto contents.
  • The result from this task force would become the Manifesto's First Draft.

Deadline

  • deadline for stage one must be redefined

Stage two

  • Amendments to the First Draft would be proposed, with each national party deciding how would they present their amendments.
  • voting system for the proposed amendments must be decided

Deadline

  • deadline for stage two must be redefined

Stage three

  • National pirate parties would internally decide whether to sign the Second Draft or not.
  • Finally, the signing parties will send delegates to Uppsala (Sweden) to be on the presential signature of the Pirate Manifesto

Meetings

  • On a weekly basis.
  • the first one to be set on next week, day to be determined

Who

Representatives of national pirate parties; if you're not in the list and want to join the task force, please introduce yourself following the format.

Piratpartiet

Country

  • Sweden (Sverige)
    • Code: SE

Nick

Name

  • Amelia Andersdotter

eMail

The Pirate Party of the United States

Country

  • United States
    • Code: US

Nick

Name

  • Andrew Norton

eMail

...

Country

  • Denmark (Danmark)
    • Code: DK

Nick

  • your nick here

Name

  • your name here

eMail

Piratenpartei Deutschland

Country

  • Germany (Deutschland)
    • Code: DE

Nick

Name

  • Helmut Pozimski

eMail

Piratenpartei Österreichs

Country

  • Austria (Oesterreich)
    • Code: AT

Nick

  • your nick here

Name

  • your name here

eMail

Piratenpartij Nederland

Country

  • The Netherlands (Nederland)
    • Code: NL

Nick

  • your nick here

Name

  • your name here

eMail

Parti Pirate

Country

  • France
    • Code: FR

Nick

  • your nick here

Name

  • your name here

eMail

Partia Piratów

Country

  • Poland (Polska)
    • Code: PL

Nick

  • your nick here

Name

  • your name here

eMail

Partido Pirata

Country

  • Spain (España)
    • Code: ES

Nick

Name

  • Carlos Ayala

eMail

Weekly meetings' logs

  • logs will be placed here

Pirate Manifesto

First Draft

Background papers

Second Draft