Pirate Party of Serbia

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Pirate Party of Serbia
Пиратска партија Србије
Piratska partija Srbije
LeaderAleksandar Blagojević
Founded2 February 2008 (2008-02-02)
Membership (2010)1,600
IdeologyPirate politics
Direct democracy
Political positionCenter
International affiliationPirate Parties International
Colours  Purple

The Pirate Party of Serbia (Serbian: Пиратска партија) was an unregistered[1] political party in Serbia. It strived to ban copyright based systems, reform intellectual property law, protect freedom of speech, preserve and promote net neutrality and privacy, introduce liquid democracy in Serbia and defend personal privacy as basis for the sovereignty of the citizen.[2]


The Pirate Party of Serbia was founded on 2 February 2008[3] as a political faction in Serbia based on the model of the Swedish Pirate Party.[4] It is also one of the 22 founding members of Pirate Parties International.[5]

Pirate Movement[edit]

Pirate Movement of Serbia logo

The Pirate Movement (Serbian: Piratski Pokret) is non-governmental organization (NGO)[6] registered on 21 September 2012,[7] founded by majority group of Pirate Party 'Core Team' members.

Movement formation followed disagreement over support of the 2012 Belgrade Pride parade. Pirate Party leader Aleksandar Blagojević promoted support for the Pride Parade in the name of Pirate party, without consulting members, resulting in 6 out of 8, forum and Core team members voting against explicit support of Pride parade.[8] Blagojević argued that the vote to not support the parade ran contrary to the party principles which included human rights (and including by he's own opinion same-sex marriages). Opinions escalated in sites takeovers, locking mailing lists and existence of 2 separate sites and web forums.[9] Blagojević blocked access to site and mailing list, informally expelling majority of the Core Team members, referring to Pirate Party members as (at he's opinion): "conservative right-wingers" and "intolerant of minorities".[1] Pirate movement showed their own explanation of events, regarding Blagojević for despotism, lies, threats and blocking and corrupting of the decision process.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Press Release: Rebellion on the Pirate Ship Extinguished!". piratskapartija.com. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Ciljevi" (in Serbian). Piratska Partija. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  3. ^ Gojko Vlaović (2009). ""Piratski bauk" kruži Evropom" (in Serbian). Danas. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  4. ^ David Bollier (7 July 2009). ""Pirates" Get Political". On the Commons. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  5. ^ "22 Pirate Parties from all over the world officially founded the Pirate Parties International". Pirate Parties International. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 20 June 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Претрага удружења - Пословни подаци". apr.gov.rs. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Founding meeting of Pirate Party NGO in Serbia". pirati.org. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Forum vote". Piratska Partija. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Pirate Party of Serbia - Defending Integrity and Good Name". piratskapartija.com. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Explanation of events in the Pirate Party, Pirate Party core team" (in Serbian). Pirate movement Serbia. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.

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