At first you would not think that pirates would try to
establish a base
in Utah. There are not a lot of coves or bays there.
Even so, it is the first State to have an official pirate
base. They have a logo. They are even circulating a
petition to gain official recognition as a political party.
They may be the first band of pirates to have a web site.
announces registration in Utah
Submitted by Andrew Norton on Thu, 2007-08-09 00:39.Utah
The Pirate Party of the United States
announces it is now accepting statements of support in the State of
Utah. These statements are the first step in the registration of the
Pirate Party as a political body in the State of Utah.
This registration is part of the continuing growth experienced by
Pirate Parties all over the world.
“We feel that Utah is an ideal state to begin registration of
the Pirate Party as a political body,” says Andrew Norton,
spokesperson for the Pirate Party of the US. “Utah has a
strong history of political diversity, and technological
The Pirate Party of Utah, as the state party will be known, has until
early February 2008 to return the 2000 signatures of registered voters
The interim Administrator for the Pirate Party of Utah, Ray Jenson
says, “This is a big step forward for our party. Utah is a
perfect place to start. With the right people, we actually stand a
chance at turning around the civil liberties situation.”
Mr. Norton went on in saying that “voters in Utah are now one step
closer to being able to voice their opinions on the key issues our
party stands for.” Anyone wishing to assist in the collection of
signatures is invited to contact the party.
According to its web site, the Pirate
Party of the U.S. was founded in July 2006, and seeks to change United
States laws that govern over copyright, privacy and network neutrality.
“The Pirate Party wants to return copyright law to its
original purpose: to promote distribution of works as rapidly and
widespread as possible,” states one section of on copyright
issues; “we wish to rescind the many, mostly harmful,
copyright acts that have been passed since the Copyright Act of 1790.
In our view, America got it right the first time.”
Of course there were not a lot of mp3 players in 1790. But
maybe they have a point.