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Originally posted by SaturnFX
TPB is mostly just pirated stuff, lets be honest.
But the issue is the slippery slope. Target a specific and obvious website, such as TPB and thats fine, you killed an ant on a anthill, but if you make legislation to remove any website that has (potential) copywrite stuff, then you suddenly have nuked a continent in order to kill a anthill...there seems to be little middle ground..either do something almost ineffective, or do something so incredibly overreaching it could smash many legit businesses.
And this won't change piracy much...people will just use proxys to get to TPB (if they know how a torrent works, they can figure out how to go through a proxy to grab the torrent to begin with).
I don't know what the solution is...but I digress...TPB is used by many. I do think it will help a little. a very very little. Not really significant enough to even make a blip on the music industry's profit margain (frankly, youtube and audio capture software trumps any torrenting of music by far)
Last week the UK High Court ruled that several of the country’s leading ISPs must block subscriber access to The Pirate Bay. The decision is designed to limit traffic to the world’s leading BitTorrent site but in the short-term it had the opposite effect. Yesterday, The Pirate Bay had 12 million more visitors than it has ever had, providing a golden opportunity to educate users on how to circumvent blocks. “We should write a thank you letter to the BPI,” a site insider told TorrentFreak.
Originally posted by Rocketman7
reply to post by ShadowAngel85
Just for the record, torrents aren't illegal in normal countries and even governments distribute large files through the torrent system.
Wikipedia itself can be downloaded from their website or they provide a torrent link.