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STOCKHOLM (AFP) — A Swedish party which wants an Internet filesharing free-for-all, the Pirate Party, could become one of the surprise new entrants to the European parliament this week.
The party, which also wants to beef up Internet privacy, was founded in January 2006 and quickly attracted members angered by controversial laws adopted in the Scandinavian country that criminalised filesharing and authorised monitoring of emails.
Many members say they joined not only because they are die-hard fans of the Internet and filesharing, but because they fear a "Big Brother" society.
Originally posted by blueorder
maybe they should step up to the plate and focus on wider issues