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Pirate Party of Italy

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Name (abreviation): Partito Pirata (PP-IT)
Country: Italy
Status: active
Founded: June 2006
Registered: Registered as Association
Foundingplace: -
Slogan: Se voti Pirata voti te stesso
Bureaucrat:¹ Athos Gualazzi
Directorate: virtual
Treasurer : Luciana Dolhascu
Secretary General: virtual
Political Secretary: virtual
International Coordinator: Marco Confalonieri
Members: 350 (2012-03)
Percentage of women: Unknown (2012-03)
Campaign finance:  ???€ (2012)
Subdivision:
none
Headquarters: virtual
phone: -
eMail: info@partito-pirata.it

The Partito Pirata (official abbrevation: PP) is the pirate party of Italy.


Status

In December 2011 the Italian Pirate Party has relaunched itself with a shiny new statute that implements a state of permanent assembly using Liquid Feedback technology. Directors and other elected positions have been replaced by suitable areas in the voting platform. People who receive large numbers of delegations automatically become de-facto directors, but lose their powers immediately if pirates revoke their delegations. Traditional assemblies are called "occasional."

Organisation

Head office in Trento in Trentino-Alto Adige region, a new place was opened in Rome in September 2009 and other venues are springing up throughout the country. Still most activity happens within Liquid Feedback and various mailing lists.

Achievements

Recognized by the 2006 Association between free citizens, the European elections of 2009, the Secretary Alessandro Bottoni was presented as independent, and has collected 811 personal preferences and the listing 3.4% college in Northeast Italy.

Attended the National Commission for the amendment of copyright, many documents sent to several members of Parliament and triggered the parliamentary question on the transparency of ACTA.

Plans

  • Hopes to enlarge the number of Pirates with the promise of unencumbered democratic participation which no other Italian party offers - they are only talking about it: Any new party member immediately has full powers to decide even on administrational topics.
  • Invites its members to stand for election as independent of any kind where you can submit your own lists.

Program

Subject to be updated and extended massively by new Pirates soon:

Programma del Partito Pirata italiano

by admin | Mar, 12/09/2006 - 17:41

The Pirate Party is politically active for the rights of citizens and especially interested in free culture, copyright and privacy within and outside the network, and sets out the following items for which it intends to operate::

1. Rule of law

The Pirate Party does not endorse and does not promote, either explicitly or implicitly, any action that violates existing laws. The Pirate Party instead promotes the modification of existing laws to safeguard the rights of citizens, consumers, creators and traders in a balanced and socially unacceptable.

The Pirate Party reserves the right to promote the demonstration aimed at highlighting the contradictions of a law, or its negative effects on the individual or society, within the limits of a normal and acceptable democratic demonstration of episodic and limited in time.

2. Copyright Reform

The Pirate Party wants to promote an extensive and radical action to reform the law relating to copyright (Copyright) in order to restore the balance, now lost, between the interests of traders and consumers, those of authors and those of society as a whole.

The cornerstone of this reform must be the idea that copyrighted materials are the culture of a nation and as such may be subject to restrictions on its use only for short periods of time and only for certain commercial applications.

Access to these materials must be guaranteed even for those who can not afford market access for economic reasons, for example, through appropriate subsidies or through the work of public media libraries. In particular, we intend to address the issue of "fair use" of materials protected by copyright (Fair Use), the theme of creation and use of copies for personal use and the theme of the use of DRM systems content protection. On all these issues is our intention to seek changes, including extensive and radical, the existing legislation.

3. Patent Reform

The Pirate Party wants to promote an extensive action to reform the law concerning the Patent (Patent) in order to restore the balance, now lost, between the interests of traders and consumers, those inventors and those of society as a whole.

The cornerstone of this reform must be the concept that the materials are protected by the patent technology of a nation and as such may be subject to restrictions on its use only for short periods of time and only for certain commercial applications.

Access to some types of such knowledge and products derived therefrom, particularly in medicine, must be guaranteed even for those who can not afford market access for economic reasons, for example, through appropriate subsidies or through the work of public facilities.

The Pirate Party wants to ensure that local communities are not unfairly deprived of materials and techniques (culinary, medical and otherwise) that are part of their tradition because of a patent.

The Pirate Party wants to ensure that you can not refer to patent any part of our ecosystem, the DNA being alive as a whole. The Pirate Party wants to ensure that you can not refer to patent abstract ideas, computer code, algorithms and mathematical formulas.

The Pirate Party wants to obtain recognition of the right of a sovereign government to expropriate a patent in case of need. The Pirate Party intends to request that these issues be delegated to decide on a supranational body and impartial crystalline reliability, as might be the UN or the European Parliament.

The Pirate Party wants to ensure that patents are not used to prevent public access to technology, to prevent market access to competitors or as means of exchange between companies. In all these cases, we believe it is necessary to the immediate cancellation of the patent.

The Pirate Party wants to ensure that patents are valid only insofar as they are actually used to make the technology available on the market. We believe that a patent is not used for any reason, must be canceled after only a short waiting period.

4. Reform of Trademark

The Pirate Party wants to promote a modest reform effort of legislation concerning trademarks, designs and models in order to restore the balance, now lost between the interests of economic operators (companies) and consumers.

In particular, the Pirate Party wants to ensure that it is not possible to refer to the registration of trade names and symbols that already characterize the symbolic reality recognized and utilized by the population but not yet consolidated (eg, neologisms not listed in any dictionary but already widely recognized by the population).

The Pirate Party wants to ensure that local communities are not unfairly deprived of names of products and techniques that are part of their tradition because of a trademark that is registered by a company or a consortium of companies.

The Pirate Party wants to ensure that can not be subject to registration of designs in abstract ideas, however vague or of a product, but its actual implementation and well-defined style. The ultimate goal of this intervention is to allow greater competition in the market between operators in areas where the predominant element is of type style (fashion products) or type of production (traditional food products).

5. Reform of industrial secrets

The Pirate Party wants to promote an extensive action to reform the law concerning trade secrets, to restore the balance, now lost, between the interests of economic operators (companies), those of consumers, those researchers and those of society as a whole.

This basic element of this reform must be the concept that the information collected during the research work in companies and universities are good utilities, which must become part of the public domain as quickly as possible. To this end, the Pirate Party intends to recognize the companies the right to a short period of confidentiality, helping to draft a patent application or the conclusion of a substantial part of the process of research and development.

The Pirate Party also intends to request that industry researchers are free to make public the information they gathered in a short time, the order of not more than 3 years since the revelation of information to management.

The Pirate Party intends to request that the researcher is legally required to disclose immediately any information that may help save lives or to avoid harm to human health or the environment in which they live

6. Right of Access to Technology

The Pirate Party is seeking legal recognition of the citizen's right to access to technology that is available in every historical moment in her country.

The Right of Access to Technology is violated whenever a company refuses to produce an object that holds patents for economic reasons (lack of profitability) or strategic (logical exchanges with other companies). In this case, the responsibility of the company and the intervention should be aimed expropriation of the patent.

The Right of Access to Technology is violated every time a citizen can not access a medical technology, and of great importance for the quality of his life, for economic reasons or otherwise. In this case, liability is the rule and the intervention must be stretched to cover the costs and technical problems of delivery.

7. Right of Access to Culture

The Pirate Party is seeking legal recognition of the right of citizens to access culture that is available in every historical moment in her country.

The right of access to culture is violated every time a publishing house, or another trader refuses to produce and / or distribute a work which owns the rights for economic reasons (lack of profitability) or strategic (logical exchange with other companies). In this case, the responsibility of the company and the intervention should be aimed expropriation of rights.

The right of access to culture is violated every time a citizen can not log on to work for economic reasons or otherwise. In this case, liability is the rule and the intervention must be stretched to cover the costs and technical problems of delivery. Of course, the state has every right to decide the time and methods from Access (Delayed TV, DVD, viewing / listening at a media center, free loan or a political price, etc.)..

8. Right to Supply Fair

The Pirate Party is seeking legal recognition of the right of the citizen to obtain a supply of goods and services is characterized by loyalty to him by the Supplier.

The Right to Supply Fair is violated each time you set arbitrary limits to the good or the service they provide. Consider the cases of blatant violation of this law imposed restrictions on Internet traffic by access providers (traffic shaping and filtering) and limitations imposed on the operation of PCs by manufacturers through many technologies like DRM and Trusted Computing.

We consider absolutely unacceptable use restrictions imposed on systems for marketing reasons as well as the limitation of use only to the Xbox game console from Microsoft (which in fact is a real PC). We consider absolutely unacceptable use restrictions imposed on systems for reasons of business strategy as well as the use of proprietary formats that limit the possibility of interaction with systems and equivalent products from competitors such as lack of appropriate functions to import / export required systems to exchange data with equivalent products from competitors.

The provision of a good or service must be geared to maximum usability on the market and its maximum versatility.

9. Right to Freedom of Choice and Action

The Pirate Party is seeking legal recognition of the right of citizens to have greater freedom of choice when purchasing goods and services and their use after purchase.

The right to freedom of choice and action is violated whenever the citizen / consumer is forced or influenced to a purchase because of the existence of constraints imposed by its suppliers. Consider a glaring example of violation of this law the policy of many companies that do not provide tools for interacting with their systems of systems products from competition or integration of their systems in higher complexity systems (little or no interoperability).

The right to freedom of choice and action is violated whenever the citizen / consumer is denied a particular type of use of goods regularly purchased without this use represents a direct loss to the supplier. Consider a glaring example of violation of this law the denial of the right to reverse engineer systems where this activity is directed to overcoming the system of copyright protection (DRM), but interaction with other systems or integration in systems of higher complexity.

10. Right to Privacy

The Pirate Party will demand a concrete recognition of the citizen's right to privacy has often been stated in the Italian Constitution and European and its still largely denied by those governments that should guarantee it.

In particular, the Pirate Party intends to turn its attention to the confidentiality of communications and sought the assimilation of any type of communication (audio, telephone, radio, digital, etc..) Postal communication is traditionally the subject of election of this right within the existing legislation.

The Pirate Party will also require the explicit recognition of the rights of citizens to use encryption to ensure confidentiality of their communications

11. Right to Communication

The Pirate Party is seeking legal recognition of citizens' right to communicate with any other person at any time and in any way.

The right to communication is violated whenever the citizen is denied the use of a communication channel for technical or commercial reasons solvable with reasonable ease. Consider a glaring example of violation of this law the denial of free use of Wi-Fi systems inside and outside of the home. Consider a glaring example of violation of this law denying or restricting the use of file-sharing (peer-to-Peer), already implemented by some governments.

12. Right to Expression

The Pirate Party intends to claim the concrete recognition of the right of citizens to freedom of expression has often been stated in the Italian Constitution and European and its still largely denied by those governments that should guarantee it.

In particular, the Pirate Party intends to request the amendment of existing legislation in terms of journalistic activity in order to free the figure emerging from the constraints of the bloggers who were thought to professional journalists. Who is speaking in their own name or on behalf of an association of any kind, and not on behalf of a newspaper must be free to say what he wants, as and when it deems most appropriate. The only acceptable limit this right is represented by personnel from offense and criminal defamation.

Management

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Footnotes

¹) The bureaucrat is the person of legal responsibility in the sense of the Italian constitution. He has no further special priviledges.