Sorry. [English version] [zur deutschen Version] We don’t know either what happened to Movie2k. This is not our domain - the operators redirected it to us. (For details, see here.) What we do know is that there is a lot wrong with politics. Both Copyright and many other things. We want to change that. doing an ama at reddit - piratesofmovie2k What is wrong with copyright, and how does the Pirate Party want to change that? The German Pirate Party (Piratenpartei) does not want to abolish copyright, but we do want to give it a massive overhaul. Private (file)sharing must be legal and must not be hindered by lawsuits or DRM. Protected works must not be withheld from the public domain for 70 years after the death of the author anymore. We also want to improve the situation for authors by strengthening their position against the RIAA/MPAA-style organizations (like the GEMA, which is responsible for blocking a significant part of Youtube videos for German viewers). You can read more about the copyright policy of the German Pirate Party in the copyright section of our election program (in German) or the manifesto (english). Note that while most Pirate Parties worldwide want copyright reform, the exact policy may vary. Find your local Pirate Party on Pirate Parties International - nearly every country has one. How can I help? Firstly, vote for your local Pirate Party in your next election and spread the word on social media and when speaking to your friends. You like our aims so much you want to change politics together with us? Become a member in the German Pirate Party or your local equivalent! You can also help us without being a member, every helping hand is welcome! If you are in Germany, come to one of our meetings. Unfortunately, political work costs a lot of money. Our congresses, where all members can discuss and vote on our policies and manifesto require large congress halls. Since we have many volunteers, it only costs a fraction of an average FDP congress, but it still is expensive. Especially since we do not rely on corporate sponsoring and corrup generous million-euro donations by hotel corporations, as we stand for honest and corruption-free politics. So if you can, please help us (or your local Pirate Party) with your donation! What other aims does the Pirate Party have? The common aims of the international Pirate Parties are copyright reform, privacy, transparency, and public participation. Find your local Pirate Party on Pirate Parties International - nearly every country has one - and inform yourself about their aims! Although the German Piratenpartei sticks up for the rights of Internet users, we are not just an “Internet party”. We fight for privacy and civil liberties, both online and offline, be it a privacy for your e-mails or a strong right to assemble and protest. We fight for an unconditional basic income and a general minimum wage. For free access to education without open or hidden fees. For real equality. For a healthcare system for everyone. A drug policy that gives addicts the help they need instead of threathening weed smokers with prison. This is just a small excerpt from our comprehensive Manifesto (English translation here) and the even more detailed Election Program for the federal election. (Sadly, many people appear to be unable to read even the table of contents, since there are still people claiming we don’t have any ideas what to do or are “just an internet party”. Think freely and inform yourself!) Where are my movies? Due to current copyright law, we are unable to provide you the comprehensive choice which you are expecting. We are sorry for that. However, there are also movies licensed under so-called “free licenses” like Creative Commons, which you can watch and even download online for free, legally, without needing to fear expensive lawsuits. A short overview is given on the CC-Wiki or at Vimeo. How about TPB-AFK, a documentary about The Pirate Bay, or Sintel, an animated fantasy short film, created with free software? What exactly happened to this domain? This isn’t our domain, and we don’t know who owns it. However, they apparently redirected it to our servers. We don’t know exactly why, but we assume that the people responsible for it wanted to allow us to inform the visitors about the issues with current copyright law. For this reason, we are now displaying this info page here. For those interested in technical details: The domain was configured to list our servers as its DNS servers, which we noticed by a massive increase in DNS requests. We then configured the servers to respond to requests for the domain and point to this information page.
Germany’s maverick Pirate Party has gone from electoral fluke to the third most popular party, according to a new poll for Stern magazine.
In just four years the new arrival has overtaken the Green Party to become Germany’s third most popular political grouping, with 13 per cent support.
“For many young people, the Greens have become a stale, old-fashioned party,” said Manfred Güllner, poll analyst with Forsa polling agency.
Painting by Terry Collett
Confident the west will survive.
We people have not even been considered.
What is this right to “preventive war”?
A war that could erase the Iranian people.
Dominated by it’s neighbor, pulsing with righteousness
Smug in the fact that it is they, not Iran,
Who have the Bomb.
Why have I so far avoided to identify Israel by it’s name?,
Israel and it’s ever increasing nuclear arsenal,
Beyond reproach, Uncontrolled, uninspected.
We all know these things
Yet we all remain silent, fearful of being labeled:
Considering Germany’s past these labels stick
So we call is “business”, “reparation” take your pick,
As we deliver yet another submarine.
As we provide to Israel the means to deliver annihilation.
I say what must be said.
Why did I stay silent until now?
Because I’m German, of course.
I’m tainted by a stain I cannot wash out
I’m silent because I want so badly to make it right
To put my sins in the past and leave them silently there.
Why did I wait to say it until now?
And write these words with the last of my ink?
Declaring that Israel threatens world peace?
Because it is true and it must be said,
Tomorrow will be too late.
We Germans now carry a new burden of sin on our shoulders
Through the weapons we have sold
We are helping to carry out this foreseeable tragedy
No excuse will remove our stain of complicity.
It must be said. I won’t be silent
I’ve had enough of the hypocrisy;
Please shed the silence with me,
The consequences are all too predictable.
It’s time to demand free and permanent control
of BOTH Israel’s nuclear arsenal
AND Iran’s nuclear facilities
enforced with international supervision.
It’s the only way, in a land convulsed with insanity,
Israelis, Palestinians, everybody, will survive.
And we too, will survive.
Israeli writers call on international literary community to rebuke Gunter Grass
Chairman of Israeli writers association says the Nobel Prize does not give its recipients immunity and called on Grass to issue an apology.
The Hebrew Writers Association in Israel on Monday denounced a controversial poem by Nobel Literature laureate Guenter Grass in which he criticizes Israel for threatening to attack Iran. The writers association said it would ask International PEN, a worldwide body of writers, to “publicly distance itself from Grass’ remarks and to come out against all expressions of delegitimization against Israel and the Jewish people.”
“Even before the traces of the swastika on his clothes were gone, Grass joined the crusade against the State of Israel,” the Hebrew Writers Association said in a public statement on Monday, referring to Grass’ days as a member of the Hitler youth and Nazi SS. “Grass should clean his clothes and his past, express remorse for the days when he served in the Nazi Death Army, because his terrible statement cast a dark shadow over all of his writings.”
The chairman of the association, Herzl Hakak, called on Israeli and international writers to denounce Grass and said the Nobel Prize committee should also weigh in on the issue. Hakak emphasized that the Nobel does not give its recipients immunity and called on Grass to issue an apology.
Grass’ poem, “What Must Be Said,” claimed Israel was preparing a first strike to “wipe out the Iranian people” as it attempts to derail Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Eli Yishai is coming under fire from German politicians for his announcement Sunday that Grass would be considered a persona non grata in Israel. A minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s German government has reportedly denounced the Israeli visa ban on Grass as “exaggerated.”
“I cannot imagine that Mr. Grass has any interest in showing up in Israel after the explicit criticism he has faced in Germany,” German Health Minister Daniel Bahr reportedly said in an interview slated to appear on Tuesday in the daily Die Welt.
The minister, who also criticized Grass, was apparently not speaking for the government. He is a senior member of the Free Democratic Party, a junior partner in Merkel’s cabinet. Die Welt issued a summary to other media in advance of publication.
Attacking Grass, Bahr said he was “sad to see that someone who has experienced all the controversies of post-war Germany remains marked by so much prejudice and stubbornness.” However, he called the visa ban an “utterly exaggerated” response,” Die Welt said.
Renate Kuenast, co-leader of the opposition Green Party in Germany’s parliament, rebuked Grass for his refusal to recognize that Israel was threatened by Iran, but she also criticized Yishai’s move to declare him a persona non grata.
“It means everyone will end up discussing the ban instead of Grass’ views,” she told DPA.
Grass has been furiously attacked in Germany over the poem. Early Saturday, someone daubed graffiti on a sculpture in the city of Goettingen commemorating free speech which Grass commissioned and donated. The red paint called on him to “shut your mouth.”
Gunter Grass is absolutely correct about Israel
German poet and Nobel literature laureate Gunter Grass deserves to be applauded for his moral courage, intellectual honesty, and audacity to challenge some of the established taboos pertaining to Israel and Jews.
In a piece of poetry published by a German newspaper last week, Grass, 84, condemned his country’s arm sales to Israel, saying the Jewish state must not be allowed to threaten its neighbors with overwhelming conventional and nuclear weapons.
Thanks to a decades-old western policy of ignoring the development and possession by Israel of weapons of mass destruction, Israel has effectively become the Nazi Germany of the Middle East.
The little-known Israel arsenal of unconventional weapons is widely believed to include, inter alia, hundreds of nuclear bombs and warheads, most of them trained at such Arab and Muslim cities in the Middle East as Cairo , Damascus , Istanbul , Baghdad and Amman .
Israeli officials and propagandists would swear, in the strongest terms, that they are misunderstood and that they are the most peaceful people on earth. But these are mostly oaths of lie and hypocrisy.
The manifest lebensraum policy which Israel pursues in the West Bank, mainly at the expense of the indigenous Palestinians, leaves no doubt as to the Nazi-like bellicosity, proclivity for territorial expansion as well as ideological nefariousness characterizing Zionism, or Jewish Nazism.
The effective and never-exhausted Israeli propaganda machine, which extends from Sydney to California, would cite a thousand red herrings to divert attention from the real thing, that Israel represents the Nazism of our time and that the apartheid state, not Iran, or North Korea or even Satan himself, poses the greatest danger to world peace and stability.
The Zionist mouthpieces of lie and disinformation, which includes seemingly respectable people, like Shimon Peres, Newt Gingrich, and Hillary Clinton, would cry Hamas! Hizbullah! Iran ! Al-Qaeda, ignoring the fact that all these groups and regimes are resultant offshoots, or mere side effects, of Israeli oppression and aggression.
But, alas, honesty and veracity, are never part of being a “good” politician, let alone a good propagandist.
We certainly are not infatuated with Grass’s past, but this should never blind us from seeing the striking truth in his words.
Moreover, I believe that the man stands on a higher moral ground in comparison to his critics from the pathological liar Netanyahu, to the brashly racist Lieberman and Shimon Peres, the hero of the Qana massacre of 1996 in Southern Lebanon.
Do you know that the elderly Peres, who is falsely celebrated as a man of peace and moderation around the world, has not apologized for that gruesome carnage which decapitated the heads and mutilated the bodies of hundreds of innocent civilians whose main guilt was their non-membership in the exclusive Jewish club!!!
Yes, “what must be said” must be said courageously, fearlessly, unhesitatingly and especially unapologetically. The shipyard dogs of Zionism may unleash their stale weapon of anti-Semitism to confuse people and blur the truth.. But, thank goodness, fewer and fewer people around the world are being intimidated by this mythical golem.
The truth of the matter is that there are a thousand evidences vindicating Guenter Grass and corroborating his proclamations about Israel, a pornographically criminal state that threatens the peace and security of humanity.
Israel is the Nazi Germany of our time because it is armed to teeth, seeks territorial expansion, and is hell-bent on ethnically cleansing a helpless people, employing every conceivable criminal and insidious tactic under the sun.
Israel expels people from their homes in order to settle immigrants from distant parts of South America or Russia in these homes. Israel demolishes Arab homes, occasionally right on top of occupants because the occupants happen to be members of a non-kosher tribe. Israel starves and torments millions of innocent people in order to make sure that the holocaust is not repeated.
Israel cuts water from towns and villages and hamlets because the inhabitants are Ishmaelites not Israelites.
Israel rounds up intellectuals and professionals, including poets, doctors, engineers, lawmakers, school teachers and keeps them languishing in Jewish dungeons and concentration camps for years, without charge or trial. And when the helpless victims cry out for simple justice, Israel calls them terrorists!
Three years ago, the Israeli wehrmacht, SS, and Luftwaffe launched a deadly blitzkrieg on the thoroughly blockaded and thoroughly starved people of Gaza, murdering, incinerating and maiming thousands of innocent civilians. The mad rampage, which lasted for 21 days, was compared with the holocaust or fire storms over the City of Dresden in the closing months of the Second World War.
More to the point, the Israel of today is probably more dangerous and more extremist than the Adolph Hitler regime. Then, at least, there was a semblance of a balance of terror in Europe which had a certain restraining effect on Nazi Germany, but in the Middle East of today, Israel is the only country possessing nuclear weapons by the hundreds.
There are certain so-called “experts” in the West who tend to think that Israel is a democratic and rational state, at least in comparison to states like Iran. (I don’t know how a Talmudic state can be truly democratic)
Nonetheless, the truth seems to suggest that Israel is switching menacingly toward Jewish fascism where non-Jews, including millions of Christians and Muslims, are viewed as virtual animals or sub-humans who are only good for serving the master race or Chosen people.
Needless to say, such a racist perception is not rife among merely a marginal group of people, but is rampant among rabbis with millions of followers.
Germany, a country that is still haunted by the specter of the holocaust, is behaving irresponsibly and foolishly toward Israel.
Germany is trying to atone for the crimes of Nazi Germany by promoting and expediting a Nazi Israel. The fate of millions of Arabs and Muslims who could be incinerated in an Israeli-Jewish holocaust against the peoples of the Middle East is not even an afterthought as far as Germany is concerned.
We must proclaim the truth, namely the fact that the kind of callous indifference that characterized the Nazi perceptions toward Jews is now characterizing Germany’s perceptions toward the Arab and Muslim peoples of the Middle East.
Otherwise, how would one explain all these nuclear submarines which Germany keeps donating or selling Israel at bargain prices?
A final point. It is hard to imagine that Germany (and the United States ) doesn’t realize that arming Israel to the teeth with conventional and unconventional weapons will not convince Israel to walk in the path of peace. They know this fact quite well. But such states have long lost the ability to be honest and ethical. Well, one doesn’t have to have a Ph.D. in International Relations of Middle East Politics to know that the more Israel acquires more weapons of death and mass destruction, the fewer propensities the apartheid state will have toward peace with her neighbors.
Hello, we have established this project TeamHACK3D
to stop the worldwide proliferation of child porn.
Web sites that spread child pornography do not belong in the Internet. A child can not defend themselves, it can not say “NO”, it can not defend themselves against the pain.
We find that the websites that provide such videos,
should be deleted. Unfortunately, it creates our world is not always completely legal way to get to their destination, but is it legal to abuse children and host the video somewhere?
No, it’s not legal. Is it perhaps does not matter?
No, we do not get pushed and why we actively fight it.
How? We are looking for people to track down websites with child pornography, we need active people to help us to block these websites, or to destroy. We are destroying servers, web pages, but the rapist ruin lives!
We are still at very early stages of this project it is important that we get much feedback.
Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/teamHACK3D
Greetings from Germany
Anti Kinderpornografie Deutschland
Hallo, wir das TeamHACK3D haben dieses Projekt gegründet
um die weltweite Verbreitung von Kinderpornos zu stoppen.
Webseiten, die Kinderpornos verbreiten gehören nicht in das Internet. Ein Kind kann sich nicht wehren, es kann nicht “NEIN” sagen, es kann sich nicht gegen die Schmerzen wehren.
Wir finden das die Webseiten, die solche Videos bereitstellen,
gelöscht werden sollten. Leider schafft es unsere Welt nicht immer auf ganz legalem Wege an ihr Ziel zu kommen, aber ist es legal Kinder zu missbrauchen und die Videos irgendwo zu hosten?
Nein, es ist nicht legal. Ist es vielleicht egal ?
Nein, uns nicht und deswegen wolen Wir aktiv dagegen vorgehen.
Wie? Wir suchen Leute, die Webseiten mit Kinderpornographischen Inhalten aufspüren, wir brauchen aktive Leute die uns Helfen diese Webseiten zu blockieren oder zu zerstören. Wir zerstören Server, Webseiten aber die Vergewaltiger zerstören Leben !!!
Da wir noch sehr am Anfang dieses Projektes stehen ist es wichtig das wir viel Feedback bekommen.
Folgt uns auf Twitter: www.twitter.com/teamHACK3D
Grüße aus Deutschland
BERLIN – Cyberwar — and how to defend against it — is increasingly a concern for governments worldwide. The latest to step into the ring is Germany, announcing plans on Monday to create a new cyber-warfare defense center next year to fight off espionage attacks, the German interior ministry said.
"We plan to create a so-called ‘National Cyber-Defense Center’ in 2011," a spokesman told reporters on Monday. "It will work by bundling existing know-how in the area of cyber defense."
As computer systems become more important to control essential services, from power grids to banking, computerized attacks are seen as becoming as important a part of nations’ arsenals as conventional or nuclear weaponry.
An interior ministry spokesman said Monday that while in 2009 the government registered only 900 attacks, there were already 1,600 electronic attacks in the first half of 2010 as well as a high number of unreported cases, the Associated Press reported.
Stefan Paris told the news service that “most electronic attacks are coming from China.”
He said Germany as an industrialized country is an attractive target for cyber attackers because of its advanced technical development. But Paris did not give any details on the future cyber defense center apart from saying that it should be composed by government experts, members of the intelligence services and would closely cooperate with the corporate world.
Britain announced a 650-million-pound ($1 billion) program last month, labelling cyber security a key priority despite broad cuts to government spending, including on defense.
Several Western security experts believe one computer worm, known as Stuxnet, may have been created by a national counterterrorism authority intent on crippling Iran’s nuclear program by sabotaging the industrial control system at its atomic energy plant in Bushehr.