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Start date Tue 8 August 2017
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Pirate Codex

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 share-culture

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.


Gathering information, resources about copyright to provide a better knowledge of this issue to Pirates.


Event Date Venue
Toicon-icon-avocado-schedule.svg #StopACTA2 Brussels - Say NO to Internet Censorship! Sat 23 March 2019, 5:00pm Place de la Monnaie
1000 Brussels
Toicon-icon-avocado-schedule.svg Better Regulation for Copyright: Academics & Policy Makers Wed 6 September 2017, 3:00pm European Parliament – Rue Wiertz 60
1000 Brussels

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