Another 59 Defenders Of Copyright Monopoly And Locked-Down Society Just Lost Their Jobs
Pirate Parties – Rick Falkvinge
Good News, Everyone! Yesterday, there were local elections in the German country of Niedersachsen, and
59 seats were captured by the German Piratenpartei.
According to the latest tally from Piratenpartei Niedersachsen, the number of seats is now 56, fifty-six. Thanks to PiratGurra in the comments.
This is a terrific result — the German Piratenpartei is on a roll right now. Next weekend, on the elections this coming Sunday, we expect the Piratenpartei to take seats in the Parliament in Berlin.
It is absolutely amazing that we are taking the political jobs of those who are defending monopolies, locked-down culture and knowledge, and the erosion of civil liberties all over Europe at this rate. Also, losing one’s job is the only language politicians understand. Up until that point, they had done no wrong.
Politicians do not care for civil liberties unless they are losing votes and their jobs over it. And that’s exactly what’s happening, and what I expect to affect much more than just these fifty-nine.
(The final number may adjust somewhat, as usual. Right now, it appears to be 59. UPDATE: Indeed, as of 23:36 it’s 56.)
We are changing the world for the better, one election at a time.
A big yarr! from Sweden. Well done!
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