Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Jan 2011 22:10 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Internet & Networking "I've always been a great fan of the law of unintended consequences. It takes you places. Unexpected places. Sometimes good, sometimes bad but never a dull moment. The recent kerfuffle over Pirate Bay is too well known to require detailed recounting here. What is really interesting though is where it might just eventually take us in terms of internet freedom. This article describes the one fallout of the legal judgements against Pirate Bay and how its response may unintentionally help to protect and promote internet freedoms."
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RE[2]: Improbable at best
by grfgguvf on Mon 31st Jan 2011 14:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Improbable at best"
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I totally agree (Free Software Magazine always tends to underperform my expectations and it's a total shame to link to it IMHO), however, torrent does provide mechanisms for decentralized search/discovery: distributed hash-tables.

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