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Monday, June 22, 2009

Germany gains its first Pirate MP

Jörg Tauss, a member of Germany's Bundestag, resigned his membership in the Social Democratic Party and joined the Pirate Party on June 20. See English coverage by the AP, The Local, or TorrentFreak. (Thanks to Matthias Spielkamp.)

Tauss left the SPD due to disagreement with its approach to Internet censorship. Tauss, who is under investigation for possession of child pornography, has said he will not seek re-election.

See also our past posts on the Pirate Party.