Anyhow, here's the political scoop: someone is trying to create the US version of the Pirate Party, see here. So far, all that is available is a website, with a good statement of purposes, an explicit reference to the original Swedish experience, and an invitation to donate. Well, I agree: the latter takes a bit too much space in the site and, maybe, these guys should learn the ABC of founding a party. First you let people join and only a little bit later you ask for contributions. Anyhow, transeat.
As I said, the original idea - do not worry, the idea is neither patented nor copyrighted - comes from Sweden where it appears to have progressed. At least judging from their website, the Pirate Partit is quite advanced and well structured. In particular, there is nothing in what they claim that I find disagreeable, and the connection to the right of privacy, individual freedom and post-9/11 makes a lot of sense.
We should consider it, and figure out if these guys in the US are serious. Or, maybe, we should just get in touch with the Swedish. Either way, let's party!