It’s institutionalized buffoonery gone amok! The UK government decided to ban access to the massive file-sharing web site known as The Pirate Bay. As a result, the UK Pirate Party has seen their online rankings skyrocket by more than 100,000 spots.
The impressive jump comes as British law-makers, much like their counterparts from around the world, are bending over at the waist to serve powerful media giants. These old behemoth industries can’t reshape their business models fast enough to keep up with the ever increasing rate of progress so they use their clout to pass laws in a vain attempt to cripple the competition.
But here’s the kicker: the government’s blockade is so easily circumventable that it’s practically a joke. Anyone who has a basic understanding of the Internet (i.e. the majority of file-sharers affected by the ban) will quickly find out how to get around the censorship.
So movies and games will continue to flow freely and the media giants will go on viewing piracy as lost sales rather than a form of advertising. But now, thanks to idiotic policy at the highest levels, Pirate Party UK have been launched into the limelight and are cleared to follow in the footsteps of German’s Pirate Party, who’ve already secured 20 seats in parliament and are polling at 11%.
Awesome stuff. It shows humankind still has a fighting chance against the encroaching corporate dictatorship. Let freedom prevail!