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Edit this section Meeting agendas/minutes moved to Meeting Minutes. Please update this document for announcements only.


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August 23th - Canceled

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June 28th - Moved to Sunday nights to test the date

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December 18th

  • Meeting Scheduled for Election of PNC Officers

December 12th

December 11th

  • Meeting Postponed to tomorrow

December 4th

November 27th

  • Meeting Postponed

October 9th

October 2nd

September 25th

September 18th

  • No Meeting

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August 28th

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August 14th

  • No Meeting

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June 28th 2012

  • PNC Constitution Due - Help out here.
    • Due date extended to July 26th

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May 23rd

May 16th

May 9th

May 2st

May 1st

  • IRC Meeting

April 25th

Minutes before this point were lost during a move to a new host. Sorry for the inconvenience.
January 22nd

January 17th

  • IRC Meeting

January 1st

December 20th

  • IRC Meeting

December 13th

  • IRC Meeting

December 6th

  • IRC Meeting

December 1st

November 29th

  • IRC Meeting

November 22nd

  • IRC Meeting

November 15th

  • IRC Meeting

November 8th

  • IRC Meeting

November 5th


Edit this section December 20th

  • Congress is abandoning the 5th amendment (Article)

November 26th

  • Supreme Court rejects plea to ban taping of Illinois police (Article)

November 15th

  • Obama secretly signed a cybersecurity directive (Article)

November 6th

  • President Obama is reelected to office

October 26th

  • The FISA amendments allowing for warrantless wiretapping have gone before the Supreme Court (Article)

October 11th

  • Activist is jailed without charge for remaining silent during a grand jury (Article)

October 9th

  • The Supreme Court declined to hear a telecom privacy invasion lawsuit due to a retroactive protection law passed by Congress in 2008 (Article)

October 3rd

  • The Federal Appeals Court stayed the injunction on the NDAA's indefinite detention clause. (Article)
  • A Senate panel found anti-terror data-sharing centers are useless (Article)

August 16th

  • US Court upholds patent law allowing "isolated" genes to be patented. (Article)

August 15th

  • The US Circuit Court of Appeals in United States vs. Skinner declared that tracking via cell phone GPS falls under "stored communications" and doesn't require a warrant. (Article)

July 19th

  • S.3414 Introduced (govtrack Text)
    • This is a new less destructive form of CISPA, but it still requires work to become an acceptable bill. More about it by the EFF.
    • August 2nd Failed Cloture

June 8th

  • A US Judge shot down a case between Apple and Google calling the US patent system "dysfunctional" (Article)

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General Information

About the Party

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How to form a committee
IT Deals with the technology behind the scenes
Pirate National Committee Collaboration of state representatives
Press Puts out press releases
Promotions Makes, collects, and distributes promotional materials
Policy Researches & develops policy

Open Projects

Completed Projects


Presidential (Full List)

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Congressional (Full List)

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Bold indicates active PNC state members



  • S. 3414
  • OPEN Act
  • S. 968 Protect IP Act (AKA:Internet Blacklist, PIPA)
  • HR 801 Fair Copyright in Research Works Act
  • HR 96 Internet Freedom Act
  • HR 848 Performance Rights Act
  • HR 1319 Informed P2P User Act
  • HR 2196 Design Piracy Prohibition Act
  • HR 3261 Stop Online Piracy Act (AKA: SOPA)
  • HR 3699 The Research Works Act
  • HR 4431 Business Should Mind Its Own Business Act
  • HR 5175 Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act


Executive Orders

  • EO Draft - Cyber Security
  • EO 13603 National Defense Resources Preparedness
  • EO 13618 Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions
  • PDD 51 National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive
For/Non-profits and PACs
Critical Thinking