Top UK 40: Was It Worth It?


It seems that the UK is going to become the toughest country for cyber pirates. The latest news has it that one “pirate” was arrested for uploading the UK 40 songs on the Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrent pirate websites. What is this supposed to mean for the pirate content industry?

Well, the first invaluable lesson is that the larger the data package is, you are uploading online, the greater the chances are, you will be eventually caught. In other words, if the “hero” of our story could have been satisfied with only a couple of songs, then he had not had some time to spend in the police station.

Europe has obviously become tremendously intolerant, when it comes to cyber piracy and copyright violations. We cannot tell for sure, who or what is more responsible for this new anti-piracy-tide in Europe, the Hollywood itself or the new approach of the EU Commission?

Either way, the busy little bees in the Pirate Bay again have quite a challenge to deal with. So far, their abilities to adapt and strike back with a vengeance have been quite remarkable. Let us see, how they will respond to the serious of damaging legal blows sent with love from both Hollywood and EU Commission.

Pirates vs World Wide Web


One thing is more than certain in the so-called Hollywood-Pirate-Wars, these cyber-pirates are surprisingly persistent and extremely innovative. You should not get us wrong. This is not some pro-piracy post. We are eager to see how far this stubborn game is going to go and last, including the fate of its participants.

The Pirate Bay uses six alternative domains almost on a daily basis. What is even more interesting the busy little pirate bees are discarding the www prefix, as well. It is as if they are coming from some other parallel Internet universe. Would all of these unorthodox measured help them in the long run?

The Hollywood empire will strike back eventually, this way or another. This is no longer a thing that has to do with money or copyrights. Maybe, we are imagining things, but we just cannot help ourselves noticing some unexplainable personal moments in this endless conflict.

Is it really so hard to come up with a compromising solution, which is more or less satisfactory for both parties? This is really hard to believe. If you want to end the reign of torrent sea pirates, then you have to do better than this. We have this funny feeling that this is not the last post about the cyber-piracy.

The Pirate Percentages


Imagine a world with no cyber-pirates. Imagine a moment where all computers all over the world will use and run only the fully legitimate and legal software and licenses. Would not that be a sight? Yet, what could this unrealistic scenario change for real? Does it mean that you would be a happier person?

Or, maybe you will have less money to spend on other things? Why? The pirate software version is substantially cheaper, by default. Here is a catch. In the EU alone, more than 70 million jobs, which is almost one third of its entire labor market, depends one way or another on the proper protection of the intellectual property rights.

When you mess up with the intellectual property and copyrights in the wrong way, there is no win-win scenario. Someone will always lose. Strong legal pressure means that we will pay more. Cyber loopholes can allow pirates to give us cheaper functional alternatives. Yet, that is a loss for the corporate world.

And, here we are where we are, where we have been all of this time. There will be some cosmetic changes, but the main troubles will remain the same more or less. Pirates are not going to disappear, and a software is not going to be offered for free. Our cyber seas will be restless for quite some time.