A party member wearing a pirate hat makes a phone call during a meeting of the German Pirate Party in Offenbach, Germany. The party is represented in three German statehouses and is poised to win entry to a fourth in an election on Sunday. (Associated Press)

A party member wearing a pirate hat makes a phone call during a meeting of the German Pirate Party in Offenbach, Germany. The party is represented in three German statehouses and is poised to win entry to a fourth in an election on Sunday. (Associated Press)