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 Because, as we all know, protecting failing and outdated business models is more important than upholding stodgy old and annoying concepts like 'freedom of speech'.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[4]: The two extremes
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 18:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The two extremes"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

What would you call it, then, if it's not theft? "Copying without permission"? "Depriving them of profit for your own gain" (Sounds a lot like theft to me)?


Uh... What about, I don't know, the actual correct term: "copyright infringement"?

Of course, that doesn't has that nice ring to it that "stealing" does.

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RE[5]: The two extremes
by Alfman on Mon 30th Apr 2012 19:16 in reply to "RE[4]: The two extremes"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Thom Holwerda,

It must be similar to what teachers feel like each year: "How am I supposed to cover complex subject matters when students don't even understand the basic fundamentals?"

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