This Day in Blogging History: Pirate Party Iceland wins 3 seats; US census crapgadget; Russia's $0.03/song MP3 service

One year ago today

Icelandic Pirate Party lands three seats in Icelandic parliament: The three new Icelandic lawmakers include Jón Þór Ólafsson, a business administration student at the University of Iceland; Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, a computer programmer; and Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a well-known WikiLeaks volunteer and former member of parliament from 2009 to 2013.

Five years ago today

Chunky crapgadget used to conduct the US census (kind of): The device she had strapped to her hand was a Harris HTC, which looks either like the ugliest cellphone you've ever seen, or a Palm Pilot designed by the US government.

Ten years ago today
Russian MP3 site sells music for about five cents a song: Even if's asserted licence is bogus, says Minahan, "the end user would seem to have a good basis to argue that he is an innocent infringer, which would mean he isn't liable to damages, although he would still be liable to an order requiring him to destroy or deliver up any copies and an order requiring him to refrain from doing it again.