FAQ – United States Pirate Party

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In short, we stand for an open, participatory society which gives everyone a voice, and empowers everyone to live a healthy, productive life to their full potential. Check out our platform to learn how we want to achieve that.

Right now we are working on developing more comprehensive policies. What we do have already are our core values. If you would like to help out with policy, please join a PNC meeting to learn how you can join our Platform Committee.

We think “left-wing” and “right-wing” aren’t very useful ways of seeing the world, and that they make a lot of people falsely believe that they disagree with each other. We’re not driven by ideology, we just aim to do what works.

We do not think that calling the sharing of digital media “piracy” or “theft” is the correct way of looking at the issue. The free, open access to media that “pirate” sites provide is valuable to society in the way that public libraries are, and it’s a problem that they are against the law. The Pirate Party affirms that current copyright law is not good for the public or for creative professionals, and only actually benefits a small minority of corporate executives. We support reforms to copyright law which legalize the freedom to share, while more effectively helping creative professionals make a living.

We’re focusing all our efforts on building our movement from the bottom up, getting elected and enacting change locally before shaking up the state and national scene. That’s the only way to effectively challenge the two-party system, and we feel other third parties have abandoned this strategy.

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