[pp.int.general] Endorsement of the ACTA Communique from Pirate Parties International (PPI)

Jerry Weyer jerry.weyer at pp-international.net
Sun Jun 27 22:29:11 CEST 2010


I hereby post the message we sent CoreTX to explain our decision:

We had the discussions about our statutes during the meeting. One point was
that the statutes don't explicitly prohibit or allow PPI to sign any
declarations. Concerning the discussion whether or not PPI can make
political statements we came to the agreement that PPI cannot force members
to adopt or not any political ideas, but we can act "in the interest and
goals of our members" (statutes II (1) (a) ). We decided to sign the
declaration because the dealine was the day after the meeting and we wanted
to make sure Pirates are mentionned in the document, pursuing to "raise
awareness and widen the spread of the pirate movement" (statutes II (1) (b)
). The fact that we were mentionned in a New York Times article underlines
that by our action we promoted the pirate movement:


We did not act contrary to the statutes, in fact we believe to have acted
according to the goals of our organization.


On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 9:56 PM, Peter <preineke at gmx.com> wrote:

> Hi CoreTX,
> I was wondering myself, whether the PPI Board is authorised to do so. But I
> couldn't really find a place in the statutes clearly forbidding it.  Can you
> specify what you are referring to?
> Peter
> On 06/24/2010 02:46 PM, Core TX wrote:
>> PPI is not allowed to sign this.
>> Please take a look into the statutes, or expect a impeachment procedure.
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Weyer Jerry
PPI Co-Chairman
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