[pp.int.general] FYI - PP-CZ - press release: Criminal case against Czech Pirate Party for running a non-commercial website with hyperlinks

Laboratorio Eudemonia eulab at sapo.pt
Fri Jan 22 08:57:01 CET 2016

danilo says:

This is a typical case in which the discontented focus solely on the political component forgetting that a State consists not only of the legislative power but also of two other powers: the executive and the judiciary.

This is a typical case where it is clear that people who complain have not yet realized that a politics surrounded by public careerists does not act in the interests of citizens but of the various cliques, elite and lobbies.

This is a typical case in which who writes the press release fails to say the most important thing necessary to immediately resolve his case and the countless other cases of discontent in the world. What is more important to say is that the executive and judicial powers (you mean the public jobs) must be able to be participated by citizens who in this way can fix in the right way the politics.

Should I walk on the water to ensure that all of you decide to discuss within the Pirate Party the need to democratize the executive and the judiciary powers in those Countries who declare to be democratic?! It's good to fight single battles. But we need even more to face that monster (the dictatorship and tyranny of the public careerists) defeating it every problem of bad politics will automatically disappear.


Questo è un tipico caso in cui degli scontenti si focalizzano sulla sola componente politica dimenticando che uno Stato consta, oltre che del potere legislativo, anche di altri due poteri: il potere esecutivo ed il potere giudiziario.

Questo è un tipico caso in cui è palese che le persone che si lamentano non hanno ancora capito che una politica circondata da carrieristi pubblici non fa gli interessi dei cittadini bensì delle varie cricche, elite e lobby.

Questo è un tipico caso in cui chi scrive il comunicato tralascia di dire la cosa più importante che può far subito risolvere il suo caso e gli infiniti altri casi di scontento nel mondo. Ciò che più importa dire è che i poteri esecutivi e giudiziari (sarebbe a dire i pubblici impieghi) devono poter essere partecipati a tempo determinato dai cittadini che così condizioneranno nel giusto modo la politica.

Bisogna camminare sulle acque per far sì che ci si decida a discutere in seno al Partito Pirata la necessità di rendere democratici il potere esecutivo ed il potere giudiziario?! E' bene combattere battaglie singole. Ma serve ancora di più affrontare quell'unico mostro (la dittatura e tirannide dei carrieristi pubblici) sconfiggendo il quale ogni problema di mala politica scomparirà automaticamente.

On 22/01/2016 00:50, Mikuláš Peksa wrote:
> Please share:
> https://www.pirati.cz/zo/tz_sledujuserialyen
> *Criminal case against Czech Pirate Party for running a
> non-commercial website with hyperlinks*
> Pirates insist that linking is not a crime - we do not want Chinese
> internet in the Czech Republic.
> A landmark political trial for Czech Internet is about to take place!
> On Tuesday 21st January, Czech pirate party was officially notified
> that it will be prosecuted in criminal court. The reason is their
> long-term political campaign „Linking is not a crime“ in which the
> party ran a non-commerical website „sledujuserialy.cz“ [which
> translates as I watch TV series] highlighting an absurd
> interpretation of copyright monopoly law with regard to the
> Internet.
> Czech police launched investigation due to complaint from Czech
> Anti-Pirate Union (ČPU, Česká protipirátská unie) which represents
> interests of entertianment industry in the Czech republic and so far
> filed criminal complaints only against students.
> „Pirates welcome the criminal case. Until now, Czech Anti-Pirate
> Union targeted only randomly chosen individuals with its bullying.
> The victims were in unfair position as they faced expensive lawyers
> of lobby organisations which push current repressive copyright
> monopoly regime. This time it's different. Instead of teenagers,
> copyright industry lobbyists now deal with political party which
> didn't run the website for money but because of our conviction that
> linking is not and should not be a crime,“ said Lukáš Černohorský,
> chairman of Pirates.
> „Our goal is to change the copyright monopoly law so that people are
> not fined millions for sharing culture with their friends. However,
> until we achieve that, we will fight in courts over intepretation and
> enforcement of the law. Therefore we have decided to run a linking
> web ourselves so that Anti-Pirate Union and other lobbyists can no
> longer brandish precedents they've won against high school students
> who couldn't even afford a lawyer. The Internet is too important to
> leave to organisations such as ČPU,“ concludes Černohorský.
> Under the same standard that police used against Pirate party,
> servers like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube would also have to face
> prosecution in upcoming days. Unlike linking websites, not only they
> copy the videos but they also make profit from sharing and playing
> them.
> In the next few days, Pirate Party is going to call on the general
> public, organisations and individuals who care about freedom of the
> Internet and organise a massive demonstration in support of Free
> Internet in the Czech republic. This criminal prosecution is not the
> only reason, several ministers have also repeatedly made proposals
> for censorship and surveillance of the Internet
> If we concede even partially that any single link on the Internet is
> a crime, we would simultaneously forfeit the last existing space for
> free expression, denying the core function of the Internet.
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