Pirate Party
Parti pirate (PP)
National SecretariesSecrétariat
TreasurersConseil de Trésorie et de Comptabilité (CTC)
Co-Internal Life DelegatesConseil de Vie Interne (CVI)
Founded21 June 2006
Headquarters21 Place de la République
75003 Paris
Youth wingParti pirate Jeunes (PPJ)
Membership (2021)456 [1]
IdeologyPirate politics
Intellectual property reform
Protection of privacy
Civil libertarianism
Political positionSyncretic[citation needed]
International affiliationPirate Parties International
ColoursBlack, White

The Pirate Party (French: Parti pirate, PP) is a political party in France based on the model of the Swedish Pirate Party.

The party proposes the reform of the copyright law, free access to scientific knowledge, as well as protection of individual freedom. Like other pirate parties worldwide, it is affiliated to Pirate Parties International (PPI). The youth organisation is called Parti Pirates Jeunes (PPJ; Pirate Party Youth) respectively Les Jeunes du Parti pirate (The Youth of Pirate Party).


"First electoral warning shot 2.08%."(election poster)
"First electoral warning shot 2.08%."
(election poster)

The French Pirate party movement was founded on 21 June 2006, relating to the vote of the French Law on Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society better known as DADVSI. Due to dissension a new section of the Pirate Party emerged in 2007, called Parti pirate français Canal historique (PPFCH). On 4 April 2009, the foundation of the Pirate Party as an organisation was published in the Journal officiel de la République française (page 1663, no. 1795).[4] PP and PPFCH had similar aims and reunited in summer of 2009.[5] Already during the debate on the HADOPI law a further pirate party named Parti pirate français (PPF) appeared, founded by Rémy Cérésiani. The PPF, which had an identical logo combined with a similar name to the PP was finally disbanded in September 2009.[6]

The PP took part in the 10th Yvelines department election on 20 September 2009, and received 472 votes in the first round (turnout: 22.76%), which was 2.08%. There was no record of voting in the second round (turnout: 25.99%), which was won by the conservative UMP candidate.[7]

Legislative election 2012

The Pirate Party, participated in the 2012 legislative election presenting 101 candidates.[8] Their aim was 50 candidates to receive over 1% to allow them to receive public funding, they only received 24 candidates over 1%. They achieved an average of 0.85% across the districts they stood in. Their best result was in France was the district of Haut-Rhin with 2.41% but their overall best showing was in the 7th district of oversea French Nationals where they achieved 2.85%.[9]


  1. ^ "Parti Pirate Congressus".
  2. ^ "Dossier : "Les partis de l'Internet", condamnés à n'être que des partis de l'Internet?". Journal du Geek (in French). 23 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  3. ^ Dehorter, Nicolas (10 June 2017). "Lumière sur le Parti pirate, le mouvement politique atypique qui séduit de plus en plus en Europe" (in French). ...le nouveau point de clivage de notre société, après la question de la protection de l’environnement, est le contrôle de l’information et de la technique.
  4. ^ (in French) Parti pirate, Les Journaux officiels
  5. ^ (in French) Communiqué du 07/09/2009 du Parti pirate français Canal historique, PPFCH
  6. ^ (in French) Fermeture du Parti pirate Français , Le Post.
  7. ^ (in French) 10ème circonscription , L'etat dans les Yvelines.
  8. ^ "The Peer-to-peer support in the campaign of the Pirate Party" (in French). Parti pirate. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  9. ^ "No breakthrough in the legislative elections for the Pirate Party". Le Monde (in French). 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.