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 Because, as we all know, protecting failing and outdated business models is more important than upholding stodgy old and annoying concepts like 'freedom of speech'.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[5]: The two extremes
by chmeee on Mon 30th Apr 2012 18:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: The two extremes"
chmeee
Member since:
2006-01-10

It's not theft if your business model includes releasing content openly for no cost. It would be theft if you charged, I paid, and I redistributed everything you wrote for anyone to read, contributing nothing back to you.

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RE[6]: The two extremes
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 18:32 in reply to "RE[5]: The two extremes"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's not theft if your business model includes releasing content openly for no cost. It would be theft if you charged, I paid, and I redistributed everything you wrote for anyone to read, contributing nothing back to you.


Well, you get to make up your own definitions, so why can't I?

So, pay up, you thief.

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