Friday morning at 9:15 the German Pirate Party saw its servers seized at the request of French authorities by the German police authorities.
An unpleasant situation for the sixth German political force and its 12,000 members had two days of municipal and regional elections. The Pirate Party finds itself deprived of his principal means of communication in the campaign.
German police have responded to a request for legal aid from the Paris prosecutor, who would investigate the facts that have nothing to do with the activities of the Pirate Party. The judge in France would in fact requested that the IP of an Anonymous member is relieved, to identify it in view of possible prosecution. This would in effect used the tool PiratePad German Pirate Party will publish information anonymously. The principle of PiratePad is to provide a tool for text input and collaborative online without registering.
The French Pirate Party, issued a statement in which he explains: “The French Pirate Party Joins German Pirate Party to condemn this disproportionate interference with freedom of expression and communication of a political party on the eve of elections”.