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 Because, as we all know, protecting failing and outdated business models is more important than upholding stodgy old and annoying concepts like 'freedom of speech'.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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I don't see manifesto's of any kind on the front page of the Pirate Bay, so what has this to do with freedom of speech?

Also, what happened about economic freedom? You know, the right to sell the things you produce under a contract you agree with? Apparently only consumers should have rights nowadays. Long live life-long copyright. Your art is your possession. You made it, and you should be able to tell people what to do with it. If people don't agree with that, they should just find another artist or start making their own art.

I'm not trying to troll. This site just desperately needs some nuance.

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