The UK arm of the Pirate Party has posted its 2010 manifesto, saying that it
will focus efforts on copyright reform, privacy protection and freedom of speech.
The party said that it would avoid any sort of broad tendencies, billing
itself as neither left wing nor right wing. However, the group did say that it
would advocate greater personal freedom and would not raise taxes.
Central to the party’s mission will be an overhaul of copyright law. The
group vowed to shorten the period of copyright coverage to 10 years before a
work enters the public domain, and would not allow copyright holders to renew
copyright by moving to a new format.