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Pirate Party on the rise in Sweden


One of the biggest surprises of the recent European elections was the success of a Swedish candidate under the banner of internet piracy.

The Pirate Party supports legal reforms to allow free file sharing and downloading. It is also the most direct challenge to a new wiretapping law in Sweden.

The party is proving popular with the under-30s.

Matt Prodger reports from Stockholm.


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