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Friday, September 08, 2006

Sharing is caring.... Isn't it?






By now I'm sure most of you have heard of the pirate bay the Swedish based Bit torrent website. Basically its a simple little website which has a repository of links leading to small networks to download whatever files its users have decided to share. Its reached the spotlight of the media, and mainly the large industries fighting for protection of copyrighted works being distributed. So whats the big deal? Since the days of the tape cassette and VCR this has all ways been the clash with new technologies and the ability to copy creative works. But what differs hear is the interesting out come from the media attention to the pirate bay and its organizers the PiratbyrÄn.


Looking at this closer its about much more than getting the latest digital media from the Internet...or is it? All this media attention has gained huge support for the Pirate Party in Sweden, and all over the world. This is not an attack, its a revolution, not for Internet piracy per say but rather deep rethinking of intellectual property and creative works of any kind and the freedom that is the Internet.

1 Comments:

  • At 5:26 PM, Blogger la said…

    Tom, I'm hoping to see posts now regarding the current dyslexia direction.
    -Lindsey.

     

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