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Pirate Party UK Candidate
Jack Nunn
Age 24
Constituency Cities of London and Westminster
Region Greater London
Occupation Charity worker and musician

Twitter @JackPPUK
E-Mail j.nunn@pirateparty.org.uk

Jack Nunn is a semi-professional musician who has previously worked with the Pirate Parties internationally and believes that the Pirate movement "is fundamentally a civil rights movement, working to protect the human rights and basic freedoms of individuals". To this end he has recently contacted the Joint Committee on Human Rights about the impact of the Digital Economy Bill.

Key Policies

  • The Pirate Party movement "is fundamentally a civil rights movement, working to protect the human rights and basic freedoms of individuals across Europe".
  • A keen area of interest for Jack Nunn is in securing a clear legal framework surrounding genetic research, to ensure that it is not restricted by out-dated patent laws.
  • The Joint Committee on Human Rights recently published written evidence by Jack Nunn in its Legislative Scrutiny of the Digital Economy Bill, which can be found here.
  • Political transparency and direct accountability in both politics and the free market will form a core area of Jack Nunn's campaign.

Key Quotations

  • "Our current elected Governments, legal systems and hired lawyers are working hard to safeguard copyright laws which protect financial rights - built on fundamental ideas about intellectual ownership which a significant proportion of the international community and British electorate simply reject. This void must be addressed through diligent political debate rather than greed driven scape-goating."
  • "We cannot allow a situation to occur where the laws societies have created to protect its people strangle it from the inside. If Governments do not agree to radical reform of copyright laws they face an unending and unaffordable game of cat and mouse, which will in turn further fuel the huge organised crime systems currently thriving as a result of copyright laws. The Governments and corporations must accept a fundamental shift has taken place."
  • "This is a unique point in human history which offers a genuine chance for change, a change which scares those who believe they have something to lose because they fail to see the far reaching potential for reforms. In areas such as copy-right and privacy, these reforms have the potential to affect whole generations of thinkers, if implemented with enough foresight."
  • "I believe that the fundamental laws surrounding copyright are currently flawed. There is no doubt that copyright supports and protects intellectual property, thus ensuring that a future incentive for creative thinking exists - but it does this at the expense of encouraging any alteration or embellishment of the original idea. It supports a legal model where once an idea is born, it is set in stone and sold as a depletable commodity. New technology has enabled an idea to exist as an amorphous nebula of collective thinking within the public domain, and ownership is as irrelevant as it was in the Middle ages. New laws need to protect creativity but recognise urgently that the current system is unworkable.
  • "The future of medicine patenting and genetic research is steadily moving in the direction of targeted genetic cures and personalised medication. Organisations will soon seek to copyright genetic sequences and cures. Protecting the rights of individuals to access medicines within the UK and across the world should be a priority of any Government"
  • "Britain should be leading the way on information transparency and not be distracted by the short-term losses of the British Phonographic Industry, which arguably stifles the very creativity it claims to nurture."
  • "The Pirate parties of the world echo movements such as Amnesty International, Sans Frontiers and Greenpeace - yet the Pirate parties are the only of their kind poised to forge a serious political presence in democratic institutions across Europe."

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