The Pirate Party stemmed from only one “issue” which is to DOWNLOAD ANY FILE off the internet via bittorrent. Ever heard of the Pirate Bay where you can download free movies, shows, programs, etc? Not even the MPAA can shut them down.
And rightfully so. The Motion Picture Association of AMERICA has no jurisdiction in SWEDEN, where TPB was originally located.
The problem with Intellectual Property, is that it was originally granted for a LIMITED period of time. But the big Movie and Recording Corps gradually had it extended to 99 years. . . to prevent properties from falling into the Public Domain.
Disney is the ringleader here: otherwise, Mickey Mouse would have gone Public Domain decades ago, and ANYONE could sell mickey-themed merchandise, instead of paying Disney a licensing fee to use their IP. . . .