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 Because, as we all know, protecting failing and outdated business models is more important than upholding stodgy old and annoying concepts like 'freedom of speech'.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[6]: The two extremes
by kwan_e on Mon 30th Apr 2012 19:39 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: The two extremes"
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Ends don't justify the means. Never have, never will.

And you can say the exact same thing about this whole copyright nonsense.

This is why, when principles fail (as they invariably do), we must stick to scientifically verifiable facts. Fact is, small time piracy does not affect profits, and in many cases contributes to profits.

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