Abolish copyright. Yes, really.






Schedule until elections

Phase 1: Signatures

From January 1 to February 4, we collect two thousand signatures for the Election Authority.

Phase 2: Register

February 5 to 28, we quarrel with the Election Authority to get them to accept our registration.

Phase 3: Candidates

March 1 to April 15, we find our parliamentary candidates for the respective election circuits here in a forum on piratpartiet.se.

Phase 4: Ballots

April 15 to 24, we ready our ballots and order them. They're delivered 45 days before the election, that is, August 9. (Translator's note: in Sweden, challenger parties must supply the polling stations with their ballots.)

Phase 5: Campaign organisation

During May, June, July, and Augusti, we build an activist organization in all cities with more than 50,000 people.

Phase 6: The Election

September 9 to 17 is the final stretch. The goal is that we, unlike other challenger parties, will have people at every polling station where we're active. They're handing out the Pirate Party ballots, which have been printed and distributed. We need physical presence when the time comes.

Do you want to run for Parliament?

The Pirate Party is looking for people around the country who want to have their name on the ballots of 2006. Yes, really. We need to submit our candidates to the Election Authority fairly soon, so there's little margin.

In a later stage, in April, we'll determine who out of those interested now that end up on the printed ballots.


Give us your best reasons!

Everybody has their own reasons as to why copyright, patents etc are bad ideas. Why not submit yours and share with pirates and others alike?


Just opened, sorry about the disorder...

Ok, that was way too much attention for this site in way too little time. :) Piratpartiet.se opened at 20:30 on January 1, and had 75,000 hits six hours later.

...and over a million hits over the first whole open day, January 2.

Edges ARE a bit rough around here still. Or, to use better wording, just opened.


What's Rick doing right now?

Writing the code that validates signatures.

Sorry I haven't had time to respond to everybody, it's not to be impolite or disrespectful. The past 24 hours have been wild...



The talking points for pirates

Coming soon

This part isn't quite finished yet. The interest has been overwhelming and we weren't really prepared for that.

On the other hand, since you actively visit this page, you're probably not a person needing new talking points, you probably have plenty of your own. Why not share them? (As soon as THAT part is finished. We're working on that too...).