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Berlin's local election saw a big backlash against mainstream parties, with the Pirate Party capturing a jaw-dropping 8.9 per cent of the vote according to preliminary results.
ACS:Law may have announced that it has stopped sending out letters to suspected file sharers and that it has dropped its cases against 26 people, but it seems the company could be back in court again soon.
WikiLeaks has signed a deal which will see the whistle-blowing website hosted on servers owned by the Pirate Party.
Earlier this month the Swedish-based pro-piracy group that helped to set up controversial file-sharing site The Pirate Bay disbanded.