Sweden's Pirate Party says it was avidly courted by the sales staff for Gamex, the largest games conference in the country. The party bought a booth and went to some expense arranging to have it decorated and staffed. At the last minute, Gamex mysteriously banned the Pirate Party from exhibiting at the show, saying the conference was "a venue for political conflict and the party’s presence could cause problems" (despite the fact that other political organizations are exhibiting there).

6 Responses to “Pirate Party mysteriously barred from exhibiting at Sweden's Gamex”

  1. phisrow says:

    Give that some of the larger names on the initial billboard are practically a who’s who of DRM-enthused titans of ‘content’ I’m not too surprised. It would be very interesting to know who actually did the pressuring, though…

  2. Marktech says:

    And for some reason http://www.gamex.se/ seems to be down at the moment.

  3. Daemonworks says:

    Wait… a political party was banned because gamex IS a vanue for political conflict?
    That sounds like the exact reason to have them aorund.

  4. Mark Dow says:

    “not a venue for political conflict…” , missing “not”.

  5. Oskar says:

    I’ve seen a bunch of ads for Gamex on the subway for the past week or so (I saw one yesterday, in fact), and they prominently listed the Pirate Party as one of the exhibitors.

  6. wnoise says:

    I’m surprised there’s no lawsuit.

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