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Re: "BT ordered to block piracy site"
      01/08/11 03:02 PM
Quote chris...:


This development is both stupid and dangerous:
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  • Bona fide activities may be slowed down and sometimes break altogether (e.g IWF / Wikipedia incident)




  • Surely adding one more site to the list that is already blocked by Cleanfeed won't make any difference?

    Quote chris...:


  • What will be blocked next? Sites involving religious hatred? Sites "of use" to terrorists (ie. almost anything)? Stuff embarassing for the govt of the day? Next round of MPs' expenses??





  • Ah, the old 'slippery slope' argument. Does anyone really believe that this is the first step towards widespread censorship of legitimate investigative journalism?

    Quote chris...:


  • Meanwhile, the pirates will simply continue as before, as such "blocks" are trivial to work around.




  • Well, maybe. Or maybe at least a few people will be deterred. Either way, should copyright owners simply do nothing to protect their property?

    Quote chris...:


  • However, some methods of bypass open up other risks (including viruses, malware), so encouraging people to do such things is really not the cleverest plan.




  • So people who continue to attempt to break the law are now open to greater risk of virus infection? My heart bleeds!

    Quote chris...:

    Not to mention likelihood of more people being unwittingly exposed to kiddie porn.




    Er... that seems like a slightly tenuous extrapolation based on the banning of one web site!

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