Kerbein, Glenn. "Pirate Party of the United States Official Website". Pirate Party of the United States. 22 July 2009 .
The Pirate Party of the United States's website is the most comprehensive point of reference for the US Pirate Party. The party's platform, activities and members are all found here. The site itself has a simple banner across the top with white stripes on a blue background and the US Pirate Party's emblem (a spin-off of the Swedish Party's with a star added to the sail and two ride stripes encircling it). The tabs at top navigate to more information including contacts and how to donate. The home page acts as a kind of blog to which members can post the most recent news regarding the party's activities. To the right is a list of links to Pirate Parties around the world. The US Pirate Party's platform focuses on nine different issues: The abolishment of the DMCA as a first amendment issue, the Rejection of the Concept of Online Piracy, the Right to Free Press, Patent Reform, the Right to Assemble, Copyright Reform, Government Transparency, Right to Privacy, Abolition of Digital Rights Management and Reform of Trademark. The platform definitely parallels the Swedish Party's, but there is a a very clear sense that the Party is not as strongly grounded and cohesive. The "pirate" analogy is woven into the plaform making it sound amateurish, sounding similar to an ordinary personal blog.
Many of the issues addressed could be combined as First Amendment issues, but they are each dileanated as separate problems. Compared to the Swedish Pirate Party, the US's party seems to expand to other issues (inclusion of right to assemble and the rather abstract notion that "piracy" as a term be transformed into something less negative (this might be a reaction to Lessig's point that the party will only promote piracy as a unlawful with their party name, though this seems to be a non-issue in Europe). The official site of the Pirate Party of the United States is useful in measuring the progress of the party in the United States.