Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey might have come out swinging against Conroy and his internet filtering scheme last week, but the Pirate Party Australia is still not impressed.
on 03/16/2010 – Made popular on 03/16/2010
Written by: David Heath | Published in: Government Tech PolicyComplete with a well-placed expletive, European Parliament member Amelia Andersdotter made the Pirate Party's position on copyright abundantly clear at the recent Internet Governance Forum meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan.
TorrentFreak: "During his visit to the the Swedish capital Stockholm, Wikileaks spokesman Julian Assange struck a deal with the local Pirate Party. The Party, which participates in the national elections next month, will host several new Wikileaks servers to protect the freedom of the press and help the whistleblower site to carry out its operation."
The Australian arm of the Pirate Party late yesterday opened fire on the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, accusing the group of "strong-arm tactics" and "extortion" in its renewed approaches to local ISPs over the past few weeks on the issue of online copyright infringement through file sharing services such as BitTorrent.
The attempts to stop the Pirate bay is a perfect example of overthinking a situation. All of the efforts of the governments of the world have done nothing but double the Internet traffic to Pirate Bay since efforts to shut down the file sharing site began.
And not every legal entity in Europe is convinced that the tactics are having much of an effect at all.