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 Because, as we all know, protecting failing and outdated business models is more important than upholding stodgy old and annoying concepts like 'freedom of speech'.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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RE: Pirate Bay must be blocked
by eldarion on Mon 30th Apr 2012 17:19 UTC in reply to "Pirate Bay must be blocked"
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Since Pirate Bay helps users to violate existing laws, it must be blocked.

So does google.... In fact, so does 90% of TV movies and books. So we should ban those as well!

if you're not satisfied with existing laws, you must change them first. Any other activity is violation, and should be punished.

I completely agree! Because obviously the voting system works.

I think sharing is evil and wrong, while copyrighting and IP protection are good and needed

Exactly! Why would anyone share a book with a friend? Let him buy a copy, so he can help the economy.

Free data sharing will destroy existing economics

I wish you are saying the truth... I really wish this "economy" would end once and for all. Let's be serious here, the "economy" system that we are living on is not that economic, right? I mean, everything that we buy today is built to last only the time until the guaranty expires. How this relates to economy? Our "economy" is based on selling more and more, so that we keep growing economically. That's impossible, like the reality shows us.

Edited 2012-04-30 17:21 UTC

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