Internet Service Providers in the United Kingdom must block access to the world’s most notorious file-sharing site, The Pirate Bay. Why? Because, Britain’s High Court believes that requiring ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay will reduce illegal file-sharing in the UK. Will it work? Of course not! When asked if the High Court’s order was going to hurt its business, a Pirate Bay spokesperson told TorrentFreak that circumventing any blockade will be easy. The spokesperson went on to say, and I quote: “This will just give us more traffic, as always. Thanks for the free advertising.” Why is The Pirate Bay so nonchalant about the new anti-piracy law in the United Kingdom? Because it was built by and for pirates. They break the law for a living and they know that no matter how hard you try to stop piracy at the ISP level, pirates will navigate around it. Is there anyway to stop illegal file-sharing? Visit shellypalmer.com to learn the secrets of The Pirate Bay.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 1, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).