Pirates share knowledge. Information, education, knowledge and scientific findings are part of our shared cultural heritage and should be accessible to everyone. Pirates support an open share culture and free software, and a reform of copyright. On the other hand they respect also the work from the makers, and they are aware of the obstacles they encounter in the current system.
Values of the Pirate Party
The Pirates see how the Internet among others has become a platform for fast, cheap share stuff. This sharing is done both in the real world (tools, vehicles, place to sleep, …) and in the digital world (video and audio clips, …).
The emerging circular share-economy offers opportunities for waste avoid, consume less and reduce our ecological footprint. In fablabs, maker spaces, pick farms and numerous communities build alternatives or hacks of global consumerism.
The access to knowledge, technology and culture is a fundamental civil right. The current legislation concerning intellectual property, copyright and patent however is blocking this access. The Pirates do not accept that large organizations abuse copyright patent in order to protect their own position and make a profit at the expense of the community. It is in the interest of the community to continue to build on the previous achievements in technology, science and art.
The Pirates recognize the importance of intellectual property for authors, artists, scientists or inventors: work and creativity they provide must be recognized and compensated. Pirates promote a curtailment of the copyright term (70 years after the death of the artist), in consultation with various representatives of the creative sector. In addition, the Pirates push forward the basic income as possible and investigate an alternative to the non-transparent artist status.
Statements of the Pirate Party
- 24/09/2017 : Communiqué (FR) : La censure : pas dans notre culture !
- 25/09/2017 : Communiqué (NL) : Censuur: niet in onze cultuur!
- 10/04/2018 : Decision : Pirate Party of Belgium reject the "Censorship Machines" proposal of the European Commission
La documentation en rapport avec ce thème se trouve ici.
|OpenStreetMap meeting in Brussels||Tue 2 July 2019, 6:30pm||De Markten Cafe – Rue du vieux marché aux grains 5|
|Soirée AssociaLibre||Thu 25 April 2019, 5:00pm||ISIB - Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles – 150, rue Royale|
|#StopACTA2 Brussels - Say NO to Internet Censorship!||Sat 23 March 2019, 5:00pm||Place de la Monnaie|
|Débat sans conférence: Comment défendre les libertés dans la société numérique ?||Mon 5 February 2018, 8:00pm||Maison du Développement Durable – pl. Agora 2|
|Débat sans conférence: Est-il important de promouvoir les logiciels libres ?||Mon 8 January 2018, 8:00pm||Maison du Développement Durable – pl. Agora 2|
|Le retour des « communs »: Démocratie et transition écologique et sociale||Tue 5 December 2017, 8:00pm||Auditoire Doyen 32 – Place Montesquieu|
|Mercredi du Numérique - Wikipedia, a two-tier democracy?||Wed 29 November 2017, 12:45pm||Musée L – Place des Sciences 3|
|La brique inter.net||Fri 20 October 2017, 11:00am||ISIB - Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles – 150, rue Royale|
|AssociaLibre 2017||Fri 20 October 2017, 9:00am||ISIB - Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles – 150, rue Royale|
|Software Freedom Day||Sat 16 September 2017, 2:00pm||HSBXL Brussels – rue de manchester 21|