This wiki is closed and NOT maintained! The up-to-date PPI wiki can be found at https://wiki.pp-international.net

<

Pirate Manifesto Final Drafts

From pp International
Jump to: navigation, search


Introduction

These are the three Final Drafts, from which each pirate party should choose one. The desirable result would be all or almost all pirate parties choosing the same draft; to achieve this, communication between parties would be recommendable.

Draft A comes directly from Second Draft without modification, and it's the result from fixing orthographic & grammar mistakes from First Draft.

Draft B includes the change from the 6th ballot -same as Draft C-, Stallman's Amendment and the Option Two from the 7th ballot -Ole (the one who suggested this option) and Jens (his author) may work during a few days to reword it, namely until the end of the next week (not more, to give the pirate parties time to consider and choose a preferred draft-.

Draft C includes the change from the 6th ballot -same as Draft B-, a merge from Options Two & Option Three from the 1st ballot and a rewording of About Civil Rights and Liberties from Draft A.

There is no deadline for signing any of those drafts -if many more pirate parties become created from now and want to sign the Pirate Manifesto, they will be welcomed-; however, it would be desirable having the maximum amount of us signing the most preferred one prior to Helsinki's 4th PPI Conference.

Basis

Check Second Draft

Differences between drafts

Preamble

Draft A

When laws, when constitutions, when the fabric of a society is ignored, to prop up the power bases of those in control, when rights, liberties, freedoms, are ignored, or deemed less important than protection from some rare event. When the protections themselves are the cause of the actions they are supposed to defeat, when punishments and protections do not deter but incite, when the greed of the few is deemed more important than the rights of the many, we must question the motives of those that sought them. When corruption and ignorance run through the streets of our cities, having left common sense and forethought for dead, we must act, or be trampled.

Draft B (same here as Draft C)

When laws, when constitutions, when the fabric of a society is ignored, to prop up the power bases of those in control, when rights, liberties, freedoms, are ignored, or deemed less important than protection from some rare event. When the protections themselves are the cause of the actions they are supposed to defeat, when punishments and protections do not deter but incite, when the greed of the few is deemed more important than the rights of the many, we must question the motives of those that sought them.

Draft C (same here as Draft B)

When laws, when constitutions, when the fabric of a society is ignored, to prop up the power bases of those in control, when rights, liberties, freedoms, are ignored, or deemed less important than protection from some rare event. When the protections themselves are the cause of the actions they are supposed to defeat, when punishments and protections do not deter but incite, when the greed of the few is deemed more important than the rights of the many, we must question the motives of those that sought them.

About Civil Rights and Liberties

Draft A

Full democracy can only be achieved through defending civil rights and liberties by protecting the rule of law. This is the true foundation of democracy. By defending five basic human rights:

  • freedom of speech
  • privacy
  • presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial
  • freedom from discrimination, and equality before the law
  • the right to life and moral and physical integrity.

For understanding the context of the last point, we can say that everyone has the right to life and to physical and moral integrity, and under no circumstances may be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment and may not in any way be discriminated against on account of birth, race, sex, religion, opinion or any other personal or social condition or circumstance.

No political claim or position has any validity if it is not expressed through reasoned rational thought and argument; violence is by no means a way to achieve political objectives in a democracy.

Existing and future criminal laws, including anti-terrorist laws, must be reviewed for compatibility with human rights and civil liberties, and reformed where they are in conflict.

Draft B

Full democracy can only be achieved through defending civil rights and liberties by protecting the rule of law. This is the true foundation of democracy. By defending five basic human rights: freedom of speech, privacy, presumption of innocence, the right to a fair trial, equality before the law, no discrimination, the right to life and moral and physical integrity. For understanding the context of the last point, we can say that everyone has the right to life and to physical and moral integrity, and under no circumstances may be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment and may not in any way be discriminated against on account of birth, race, sex, religion, opinion.

No political claim or position has any validity if it is not expressed through reasoned rational thought and argument; violence is by no means a way to achieve political objectives in a democracy.

Existing and future criminal laws, including anti-terrorist laws, must be reviewed for compatibility with human rights and civil liberties, and reformed where they are in conflict.

Draft C

Full democracy can only be achieved through the protection of the rule of law and the defense of five basic human rights, which are the true foundation of democracy:

  • freedom of speech
  • privacy
  • presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial
  • freedom from discrimination, and equality before the law
  • the right to life and moral and physical integrity.

For understanding the context of the last point, we can say that everyone has the right to life and to physical and moral integrity, and under no circumstances may be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment and may not in any way be discriminated against on account of birth, race, sex, religion, opinion or any other personal or social condition or circumstance.

No political claim or position has any validity if it is not expressed through reasoned rational thought and argument; violence is by no means a way to achieve political objectives in a democracy.

Existing and future criminal laws, including anti-terrorist laws, must be reviewed for compatibility with human rights and civil liberties, and reformed where they are in conflict.

About Author's Rights

Draft A

A balance between author's rights and citizens' rights on culture is necessary. Today, the balance is biased, not towards authors, but towards publishers who have alienated author's rights, and the bias grows without control and with the connivence of authorities; balance has to be reinstated, not only to restore citizens their rights regarding culture, but to also restore authors theirs preventing them to be alienated anymore.

Draft B

Balance between the public's interest in promoting culture and the public's right to use published cultural works is necessary. Today, the balance is biased, but not towards authors, but towards publishers who have alienated author's rights, and the bias grows without control and with the connivence of authorities; balance has to be reinstated, not only to restore citizens their rights regarding culture, but to also restore authors theirs preventing them to be alienated anymore.

Draft C

Balance between author's rights and the rest of human rights is necessary. Today, the balance is biased, but not towards authors, but towards publishers who have alienated author's rights, and the bias grows without control and with the connivence of authorities; balance has to be reinstated, not only to restore all citizens their rights as a whole, but also to protect authors from being alienated anymore.