🔒 If you don't sell it, I can't buy it

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A book towering above some flames.

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YQL and The Pirate Bay

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For reasons best known to themselves, certain sections of the entertainment industries seem to believe that bolting the stable door shutting down The Pirate Bay will stop all piracy. It's as though they think that people won't be able to use a proxy, circumvent the Cleanfeed block, or simply use a search engine to find…

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The 10th Anniversary of the Death of the Modern Film Industry

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A long time ago... Ten years ago, I posted on usenet that I'd watched a bootleg of The Phantom Menace. I discovered the post recently and it got me thinking about how little progress has been made in the digital download arena. Picture the scene, it's my first year at university and, like any good…

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