'Pirates' meet

Updated On Apr 28, 2012 08:58 PM IST
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Members of German Pirate Party attend the party's two-day conference in Neumuenster, northern Germany. A new federal board of the party that flies high in the polls on a platform of Internet freedom and greater political transparency will be elected in the coming two days. AFP Photo/Angelika Warmuth
Updated on Apr 28, 2012 08:58 PM IST

Members of German Pirate Party attend the party's two-day conference in Neumuenster, northern Germany. A new federal board of the party that flies high in the polls on a platform of Internet freedom and greater political transparency will be elected in the coming two days. AFP Photo/Angelika Warmuth

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Marina Weisband (L), political secretary of Germany's Pirate Party (Piraten Partei), and secretary general Wilm Schumacher listen to a speech at their party convention in Neumuenster April 28, 2012. Reuters/Fabian Bimmer
Updated on Apr 28, 2012 08:58 PM IST

Marina Weisband (L), political secretary of Germany's Pirate Party (Piraten Partei), and secretary general Wilm Schumacher listen to a speech at their party convention in Neumuenster April 28, 2012. Reuters/Fabian Bimmer

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The Pirate Party started as a marginal club of computer nerds and hackers, but its appeal as an anti-establishment movement has lured many young voters to the ballot boxes, gaining it parliamentary seats in two consecutive state elections. The slogan on the laptop reads "Be ready to change!" Reuters photo/Fabian Bimmer
Updated on Apr 28, 2012 08:58 PM IST

The Pirate Party started as a marginal club of computer nerds and hackers, but its appeal as an anti-establishment movement has lured many young voters to the ballot boxes, gaining it parliamentary seats in two consecutive state elections. The slogan on the laptop reads "Be ready to change!" Reuters photo/Fabian Bimmer

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Members of German Pirate Party attend the party's two-day conference in Neumuenster, northern Germany. AFP Photo/Angelika Warmuth
Updated on Apr 28, 2012 08:58 PM IST

Members of German Pirate Party attend the party's two-day conference in Neumuenster, northern Germany. AFP Photo/Angelika Warmuth

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A toy turtle dressed as a pirate lies on top of a ballot box during a party convention of the Pirates in Neumuenster, northern Germany. AP Photo/dapd, Clemens Bilan
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A toy turtle dressed as a pirate lies on top of a ballot box during a party convention of the Pirates in Neumuenster, northern Germany. AP Photo/dapd, Clemens Bilan

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Marina Weisband, political secretary of Germany's Pirate Party (Piraten Partei), is seen before she gives her speech at their party convention in Neumuenster. Reuters/Fabian Bimmer
Updated on Apr 28, 2012 08:58 PM IST

Marina Weisband, political secretary of Germany's Pirate Party (Piraten Partei), is seen before she gives her speech at their party convention in Neumuenster. Reuters/Fabian Bimmer

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Members of the Pirate Party sit next to a poster reading "Free Music for Free People" during their party convention in Neumuenster, northern Germany. AP Photo/dapd, Clemens Bilan
Updated on Apr 28, 2012 08:58 PM IST

Members of the Pirate Party sit next to a poster reading "Free Music for Free People" during their party convention in Neumuenster, northern Germany. AP Photo/dapd, Clemens Bilan

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Members of the Pirate Party prepare network cables for their party convention in Neumuenster, northern Germany. AP Photo/dapd, Clemens Bilan
Updated on Apr 28, 2012 08:58 PM IST

Members of the Pirate Party prepare network cables for their party convention in Neumuenster, northern Germany. AP Photo/dapd, Clemens Bilan

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Delegates of Germany's Pirate Party (Piraten Partei) vote at their party convention in Neumuenster. Reuters/Fabian Bimmer
Updated on Apr 28, 2012 08:58 PM IST

Delegates of Germany's Pirate Party (Piraten Partei) vote at their party convention in Neumuenster. Reuters/Fabian Bimmer

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elegates of Germany's Pirate Party (Piraten Partei) use their laptops at their party convention in Neumuenster. Reuters/Fabian Bimmer
Updated on Apr 28, 2012 08:58 PM IST

elegates of Germany's Pirate Party (Piraten Partei) use their laptops at their party convention in Neumuenster. Reuters/Fabian Bimmer

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