The Vänsterpartiet, translated to the Left Party of Sweden, held its annual congress last weekend and passed a motion that will legalize the online sharing of copyright material.
During the debate on whether to pass the measure, the infamous torrent tracker The Pirate Bay was cited as why current copyright legislation is outdated.
“The farce that is the ongoing legal procedures against The Pirate Bay also shows how legal security is in risk of being compromised by those trying to enforce the current ban on file sharing.”
Members continued on, “To many of us in the Left Party, file sharing is something positive in the same obvious way that public libraries are.”
Additionally, the measure asks for the end of “big brother” tactics such as surveillance, entrapment and lawsuits for alleged pirates.
The party only holds 22 seats in the Swedish parliament currently but hopefully this measure will see the light with the other political parties in Sweden.