Why Pirate Party?
1. Open Democracy
One of our main founding principles was Open Government. This means an Open Data policy with proactive disclosure and free access to government data. This will allow anyone to scrutinize and catch any error, negligence or corruption early on. Open Government also means increased transparency, and giving constituents real voices. This can be achieved with electoral reform .
2. Mincome / Basic Income Guarantee (B.I.G.)
Unemployment and income inequality is on the rise and we risk a breakdown of social cohesion without a system for resource distribution as we face increased automation. We're shifting from a bureaucratic culture of constant work-demands to a culture of passion, joy, and learning for the sake of learning.
Mincome will lead to cost savings and create a sustainable economy. See our press release for how that can be achieved.
3. Autonomy and Decentralization
We believe that the world works best when individuals are making informed decisions. It is our goal to get all information to all people, so they may be more informed voters, consumers, participants, and teachers. We do not need to force information culture & the hacker ethic onto people we can simply allow them to choose access. We believe the right to choose our identity, name, and appearance is inalienable.
4. Copyright and Patent Reform
Copyright and patent's main purpose was for propagation of culture and innovation. Our current copyright and patent laws are continuously being corrupted due to lobbying by copyright and patent monopolist. These monopolist refuses to innovate and provide wider access and pass on the savings from the new lower distribution cost. Instead the copyright and patent terms keeps getting extended to benefit the few to the detriment of the public interest. The opposite should happen. Copyright and patent terms should be shortened since our new information infrastructure (i.e. the internet) have brought us cheaper and faster means of distributing media contents and information. Mandatory licensing, owner's rights to a non-DRM product, open access to research data and shorter copyright term are some of the natural changes that is needed if we want to create a more open and progressive society. This will ensure future artist and innovator are not hampered by patent and copyright gatekeepers who uses rent seeking law for anti-competitive purposes.
Human beings increasingly have a moral duty to share information with one another. Libraries are stuck in the last century, enforcing artificial scarcity on digital content. If libraries were upgraded for the modern age, we would no longer need filesharing. And let's face it, watching and listening to whatever you want to is fun. It breaks down arbitrary global borders of access and creates a global culture defined by people- not by corporations.
At the Pirate Party- we believe more information leads to better decisions. We believe that more voices leads to better compromises. We believe in Canadians.
Our democracy need a serious upgrade and Pirate Party aims to change politics to the way it should be.
5 comments for Welcome to the Pirate Party of Canada Website Relaunch
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Help, I am trapped in a cyber nightmare of your doing!
We are still in the process of overhauling our backend. Please be patient.
I have been away for a while and I find that the forums with all my contributions and even the old wiki are all gone. Does that data exist anywhere? Will it be reinstated?
I had user IDs for the wiki and the forum on the old site. Will former users have their credentials reinstated or do we start over? If start over (not so happy about that, BTW) how do we do that?
Well the old wiki is still accessible via the wiki link up in the top right corner. I believe that the new credentials will all be through the wordpress site so you need to get a new wordpress account on our website but once you set it up you’ll be able to log in and make comments on articles we write as well as the wiki (same login/password combo, though it’ll say ‘Access Denied’ or something like that but you’ll still be logged in if the info is correct) and the forums when Travis gets back to his place to fix them.
Edit: I was wrong, if you want/need a wiki account email [email protected], you’ll also need to register for the forums when they come back up.
It's not possible to make comments anymore.