This may be just lip service to entice more non-US companies to use Amazon's services, now that everyone knows US hosted services are open to prying eyes. Not based on fact, just the tiny sample size of the company I work for plus a few friends in the industry.
While this is an awesome response from SA's health minister, I think it's just hot air right now. SA's government is pretty corrupt, so once the big boys start throwing enough dollars at the right ruling party pockets, the health minister will quickly change his tune.
Actually, I agree with this. I believe that the word 'pirate' should never have applied to people who illegally copy movies or music in the first place. Pirates tend to be violent criminals who will steal at the barrel of a gun, often with bloody results. How the heck could that possibly compare to folks who download stuff?
I agree with 'M' above, 'Internet Party' makes far more sense. Ultimately these types of parties are about internet freedom in general, not just "download a bunch of movies from TPB", so it's time the movements matured a bit.