Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 15:25 UTC
Legal "File-sharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled. The Swedish website hosts links to download mostly-pirated free music and video. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users from accessing the site." Because, as we all know, protecting failing and outdated business models is more important than upholding stodgy old and annoying concepts like 'freedom of speech'. Repeat after me: we live in the free world, not China. Maybe if we say it often enough, we'll start believing it.
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Pirate Bay must be blocked
by Alex Hitech on Mon 30th Apr 2012 16:23 UTC
Alex Hitech
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2005-12-29

Well, I strongly support this solution of British court. Since Pirate Bay helps users to violate existing laws, it must be blocked.

Rule with no exceptions: if you're not satisfied with existing laws, you must change them first. Any other activity is violation, and should be punished.

People must learn that freedom of speech does not equal to anarchy.

Lately, this site expresses strong decline into propagation of free source and data sharing and criticism to those who disagree with this position. It slowly builds in me tention to remove this site from my RSS subscription list, because I think sharing is evil and wrong, while copyrighting and IP protection are good and needed. Free data sharing will destroy existing economics, both in entertainment and in software development. Guys, socialism is proven to be wrong, — Thom writes about China in this very post, — thus the only working economy model survived is capitalism, so stop spreading the evil infected ideas about sharing and start patenting.

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