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UK Pirate Party Forced To Give Up Legal Fight 245

Grumbleduke writes "The UK Pirate Party has been forced to shut down its proxy of The Pirate Bay. The Party had been running the proxy since April, initially to support the Dutch Party's efforts, then as a means of combating censorship after the BPI obtained uncontested court orders against the UK's main ISPs to block the site across the UK. In a statement released through their lawyers, the Party cited the impossibly-high costs of legal action for their decision, but vowed to keep fighting for digital rights however they can."
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UK Pirate Party Forced To Give Up Legal Fight

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  • Re:Help! (Score:3, Informative)

    by flayzernax ( 1060680 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @02:11PM (#42338133)

    What sample bias that every single person I know personally has copied something from the internet or the radio, or recorded off of TV, or shared something they purchased with someone else who has then made copies of it themselves?

    More specifically the institutions pushing for more insane copywright laws have done MORE to damage peoples personal and public image of authors and creators. I think there would be less piracy if there was not such an overwhelming force making people feel like its OK. Take for instance streetside CD shops. These were commonplace in El Paso, TX 5-6 years ago before enforcement started a heavy crackdown. I think people reasonably felt justified in what they were doing. They were not evil people or stupid people, people just did what they thought was right anyway. Was it legal no, was it fair to the original authors still living no. Was it educational to me, hell yeah. I can certainly see why they would do this.

    If we had a poll that the laws as they stand now are unfair and have been used wrongly. The overwhelming majority would want a shorter term and more stringent controls on "who" gets to own intellectual property and how its transfered.

    Even the so called mass of idiots of youtube would fit in that sample.

  • Re:Onanism (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @03:42PM (#42339147)

    Please, do not blame reality for your broken business model. You try to sell ideas/words, and expect noone will copy/repeat them. It's a wishful thinking.

    And you're wrong saying you'll have $1 less in your wallet if I copy your book. It *has* been debunked to death.

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