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2023 Author: Donald Evans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 05:03
Although in Spain there is a small movement that defends access to culture and confronts the copyright system, in other northern European countries it has achieved much more popularity and has been better organized. We now know that the Pirate Party would be the most voted in Iceland in an election, a clear demonstration of how far they have come.
In Spain and in most European countries this type of political formation has very little electoral weight, but polls give the Icelandic Pirate Party 33, 8 % of votes as of December 2015. The Independence Party (the country's right) would remain in discreet second place with 24.1% support. In Iceland there are six main forces, so pacts are key.
In the 2013 elections the Pirate Party of Iceland only achieved 5.1% of the vote, but since April 2013 it has become the first political force. Among the ideas he defends are copyright reform, free content and net neutrality.
Today Iceland is governed by a coalition of the right and center right, so the coming to power of the Pirate Party would represent a major change of directionHowever, with these results, a very different government seems more than likely.
The Icelandic Pirate Party has many proposals
Obviously, a party that gets more than a third of the votes in a country must have other proposals besides defending Internet freedom. The Pirate Party of Iceland (Píratar) wants to make democracy more direct through greater citizen participation, hopes to make the administration more transparent and less corrupt, in addition to fighting in the defense of civil rights.
The increase in his popularity took place after the radical Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. The Icelandic Pirate Party campaigned to remove blasphemy laws and expand freedom of expression in the country, and got the country's parliament to repeal a law on 1940 that punished blasphemy.
So the Pirate Party would be the most voted party in Iceland, and would have a very good chance of governing. In Spain the situation is very different, although we have already seen that Podemos would want to reform the laws of intellectual property if it finally came to power.
What do you think about the situation of the Pirate Party of Iceland? Do his proposals seem interesting to you, or do you not see it as clear that he is qualified to govern?