Pirate parties http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/49527/all en Pirate Party sails into Icelandic parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/pirate-party-sails-icelandic-parliament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iceland's Pirate Party, a file-sharing activist movement, had wind in its sails in the country's election, becoming the first of its kind to win seats in a national parliament, final results showed Sunday.</p> <p>The libertarian movement, modelled on its Swedish namesake which has been campaigning for copyright reform since 2006, garnered 5.1 percent of the vote, just above the five percent election threshold, giving it three of the 63 seats in the Icelandic legislature.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/pirate-party-sails-icelandic-parliament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Human Interest Pirate parties Politics Politics of Europe Technology AFP Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:30:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5827127 at http://www.globalpost.com