Mon 13 Jan 2014 10:18PM

Pirate movement - what do you feel about the name?

HS Hash Singularity Public Seen by 32

On hearing the title "pirate movement" the first few words that come into an indian common man's mind will be, pirated cds, evil minded people, violence, robbery etc. They are not that much attached to piratebay or torrents. Even if the aim is to promote freedom of expression, self organisation, free knowledge societies etc, the name does not seem to convey any positive ideology(in Indian context). In my opinion this do require a "re-branding" at-least in terms of a catchy positive tag line.


Pirate Praveen Tue 14 Jan 2014 6:46AM

@hashsingularity can you suggest a tag line?


Sooraj Kenoth Wed 22 Jan 2014 3:25AM

ആംആദ്മി ആയാല്‍ പോലും കേന്ദ്രീകൃതമായ പരമ്പരാഗത ചുറ്റുപാടിലേക്കാണ് ആളുകളെ വലിച്ചിടുന്നത്. അതിന് അഴിമതി തുടങ്ങി നിലവിലുള്ള ചട്ടകൂട്ടിലെ പോരായ്മോട് യുദ്ധം ചെയ്ത് ആളുകളെ കൂടുതല്‍ അന്ധരാക്കുന്നു.
നമ്മള്‍ പുതിയ ഒരു വഴി തെളിക്കുകയാണ്. പണാധിപത്യത്തില്‍ നിന്ന് ജീവിക്കാനുള്ള വഴിയിലേക്ക്...


Akhil G Sun 26 Jan 2014 5:35PM

I agree with the OP, it was the first thought that came to my mind when I heard of this name that people are going to misunderstand the movements intentions.Unless we really convince them, people will generally have the impression, that this is possibly illegal stuff.


Pirate Praveen Wed 29 Jan 2014 7:21PM

@akhilg wouldn't it be better to have people joining us convinced by our ideas rather than just the name?

All the existing parties have good names, but is that enough?

Also calling ourselves pirates is a challenge to people who think we will stop sharing knowledge if we are called pirates.


Pirate Praveen Wed 29 Jan 2014 7:23PM

Also for people who care more about name than ideas they can see millions of "good named" organizations around. If name is an excuse not to join us, it is good that we don't have them.


Jinesh Wed 5 Feb 2014 5:35PM

@praveenarimbrathod I think this name is ambiguous, what about adding a tag line too, which convey our intentions?.


Jinesh Wed 5 Feb 2014 5:36PM

Though i didn't mean to say that name/tag line is more important than our ideas.


Pirate Praveen Thu 6 Feb 2014 4:20AM

@jinesh how about "Freedom fighters of the Digital Age"? @hashsingularity what do you think?


Francisco George PP-ES Thu 6 Feb 2014 6:12PM

Well may be I can help on this :-)

Everytime I get someone that criticizes our name those are my answers...precisely I had to deal with one today

I have used #PIRATEPride #OrgulloPIRATA has hashtag


Jinesh Mon 10 Feb 2014 7:21PM

@praveenarimbrathod looks good, but lets wait for some more suggestions.

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