File-sharing isn't just a good way to get the latest episode of your favorite TV show. It's also a religion. Kopimism is an officially-recognized faith in Sweden, and has established a church in the US too. Its credo? Copying information is holy.
After offering help against US government pressure in July, the Swedish Pirate Party has signed an agreement with Wikileaks. After the deal, if the party wins a Swedish parliament seat in September, it'll be impossible to legally shut them down.
The Swedish Pirate Party—Piratpartiet—has got a seat in the European Union parlament. The ballots are still being counted—almost done now—but with 7.1% of the votes, it's a sure thing. Aaaaaaaarrrrr is all I can say. [Results]
In efficient, socialist, and thoroughly entertaining Sweden, a political party based on copyright activism has a legitimate shot at a seat in the European Parliament. Remember: A vote for them is a vote for piracy.