Saturday, May 21, 2011

The police burst into the headquarters of the German Pirate Party disconnects internet

There are only two days for the regional elections in Bremen and the Pirate Party was in full campaign when agents of the Office of Darmstadt have been presented today at its premises and all equipment have been disconnected. For several hours outside the network, the servers are seized and any Internet user who tries to enter piratenpartei.

to find a notice saying that this page is temporarily off the network until further order of the German police. A spokesman for the Prosecutor has reported tersely that the operation is not held against the party itself, but against "unknown individuals who are serving as tools, through their servers for hacker attacks." The prosecution also states that intervened at the request of judicial assistance of a French tax.

The Pirate Party, sixth in voting intentions in Germany, has issued a statement denouncing the operation is "exaggerated" and said that "the closure of all servers of this training is a massive intervention in the communications unjustified, especially at the gates of regional elections, causing considerable damage to the result at the polls.

" The Federal Executive has informed the Pirate Party also his "most emphatic condemnation." Immediately after the intervention of the servers, the official website of the Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the police (pozei. of) had fallen from the network for several hours and twitter expands the rumor that the two facts are related, but no official confirmation about it.

Pirate Party spokesman, Christopher Lang, considered possible that the offense under investigation by police and allegedly committed by the party website is linked to the implementation ParatenPad based on open source software called EtherPad with working from 2009 and in which users can create documents, along with political organization.

The Pirate Party calls for the vote for total freedom in the network, eliminating fees and restrictions on navigation, scientific dissemination, cultural and technological free universal education, the decriminalization of all types of file sharing and network neutrality. It has about 15,000 members and its best result in an election is 1.75% of the vote.

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