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Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:09 am 
 

There was a very interesting snippet in the editorial of this week's New Scientist.

Pirates ahoy!

To the shock of its critics, Sweden's Pirate Party won a seat in the European Parliament with the promise of reforming copyright and patent law. Most of its votes came from the under-30s, showing that institutions and pricing structures that liberate digital knowledge are gaining support among the young. As similar parties emerge around the world, mainstream politicians may be tempted to steal the pirates' ideas. Those who want to limit our access to knowledge had better get ready to walk the plank.

Source: New Scientist Vol. 202 (No. 2714), 27 June 2009

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:06 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:There was a very interesting snippet in the editorial of this week's New Scientist.

Pirates ahoy!

To the shock of its critics, Sweden's Pirate Party won a seat in the European Parliament with the promise of reforming copyright and patent law. Most of its votes came from the under-30s, showing that institutions and pricing structures that liberate digital knowledge are gaining support among the young. As similar parties emerge around the world, mainstream politicians may be tempted to steal the pirates' ideas. Those who want to limit our access to knowledge had better get ready to walk the plank.

Source: New Scientist Vol. 202 (No. 2714), 27 June 2009


Of course, Pirate Bay has sold out, thus undermining its political points:

. . . Pirate Bay 2.0: Pay Pirates to Become Consumers | Threat Level | Wired.com
. . . http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2 ... roger.aspx


But it did some odd stuff during the election protests in Iran in June:

. . . http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... AD98SLM8G0

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:29 pm 
 

Another attempt to monetize a popular site that is destined to fail spectacularly.  I think they were smart to sell and cut their losses at this point.  

All these "could be worth more" statements are based on assumptions of income based off of traffic (like saying Digg is worth 250 million).


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:37 am 
 

I thought the owners of piratebay got nailed right royally recently for hundreds of millions in Sweden...?


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:10 am 
 

ashmire13 wrote:I thought the owners of piratebay got nailed right royally recently for hundreds of millions in Sweden...?


One assumes the former owners won't be visiting Sweden.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:16 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:One assumes the former owners won't be visiting Sweden.

Heh . . . PirateBay is based in Sweden.  However, the former owners just need to collect money from the new owners and pay their fine.

Didn't Homer Simpson do something similar?  He billed himself as King of the Internet, didn't do anything but put up a website and web ads, and got bought out by Bill Gates.  Of course, Gates' thugs trashed his computer area.  :)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:29 am 
 


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:23 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:How is it that this moron was allowed to stay here after that insane post? :? :roll:

Simply put:  Foulfoot's a busy guy.  I'm sure he'll deal with this individual appropriately when he finds the time.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:25 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
Gnat the Beggar wrote: 8O

Dude you need some serious help. :lol:

How is it that this moron was allowed to stay here after that insane post? :? :roll:

Simply put:  Foulfoot's a busy guy.  I'm sure he'll deal with this individual appropriately when he finds the time.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:46 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:21 am 
 


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:26 pm 
 

this asshole keeps posting this... I've reported this item twice now.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:49 pm 
 

TheMilford wrote:this asshole keeps posting this... I've reported this item twice now.


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Reported him.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:56 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:
Reported him.


Thanks! Not sure what this burns me so bad... Maybe because he keeps relisting it.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:19 pm 
 

Well oh well... look what I got in my eBay inbox today:

"This is the ahole who keeps relisting those D&D Sheets, As stated in the auction we don't know anything about D&D Sheets. You have a problem you can be man enough to tell us than post on a gaming site. These are not constantly being relisted, they are on a continuous listing on a Ebay store until they are sold. I've gotten numerous emails from people who don't like you very much alerting us to this. Why they despise you I can only imagine. Have a nice day. Cute cat though."

I sent the following reply:

"Hello,
Copyright fraud is illegal and so is harassment.

Regards,
David
Brooklyn, New York"


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:31 am 
 

Looks like the numpty has listed it again... must be ok now though because they've put they don't know if these are copies or not...

Perhaps if I sell a 'possible' copy of anything its ok then...?  :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:18 am 
 

TheMilford wrote:this asshole keeps posting this... I've reported this item twice now.


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Just curious. What is the origin of those sheets? How were they originally printed and sold?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:24 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:
Just curious. What is the origin of those sheets? How were they originally printed and sold?


They SHOULD be these:

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The sheets are yellow side-tear with 3-hole.


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