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 Because, as we all know, protecting failing and outdated business models is more important than upholding stodgy old and annoying concepts like 'freedom of speech'.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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Free speach
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 30th Apr 2012 16:20 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Uhm, China is the exact opposite of the UK, USA or any other Democratic country who's copyright laws you disapprove of. The events of this weekend could have been more clear.

China, as we all know, does not enforce copyright very much at all. They do however imprison and mistreat blind people who have different political views than them.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/30/world/asia/china-chen-internet/index....

I propose a milder form of Godwin's law. Comparing democracies to China due to copyright laws means you have obviously lost the ability to reasonably talk about copyright laws.

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RE: Free speach
by mahiyu on Mon 30th Apr 2012 19:19 in reply to "Free speach"
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2010-08-06

I propose a milder form of Godwin's law. Comparing democracies to China due to copyright laws means you have obviously lost the ability to reasonably talk about copyright laws.


Perhaps, but I'm more concerned about the idea of a site (that doesn't involve physical harm to anyone) being blocked just because the government disapproves of it. That's the sort of thing the Chinese government does.

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