Pirate Bay block

People get worried when censorship rears its head. Censorship is a pretty negative and blunt response. It implies that the censor does not trust you to make your own decisions. No form of censorship is ever fully effective, so we all know that the unwanted activity will carry on regardless. And the target of censorship will look like a victim, and is likely to become a cause célèbre.

The UK blocking of the Pirate Bay has followed this pattern. Even before the blocks were underway, the site had a surge of traffic; mirrors appeared, and in particular, the Pirate Party’s UK mirror tpb.pirateparty.org.uk started to draw more traffic. The mirror also places their party’s website under threat of being blocked,…

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