Monday, December 31, 2012

Data flows, data flows, data stops.....

Here's a recap of what's been happening in the UK between the BPI (UK's RIAA) and The Pirate Party UK.

The UK government was convinced by the BPI to block the entire country from accessing The Pirate Bay, a torrent indexing site. The Pirate Party UK established a proxy to allow UK residents to access it anyway.

The BPI then threatened legal action against the executives of The Pirate Party UK, which if successful, would have bankrupted them and their party. They capitulated, but not before telling the country what was going on. No sooner did The Pirate Party UK take their Pirate Bay proxy down, other Pirate Party organizations internationally took up the slack.

Once again, the internet routes around censorship.

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