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Internet Service Providers in the United Kingdom must block access to the world’s most notorious file-sharing site, The Pirate Bay.  Why?  Because, Britain’s High Court believes that requiring ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay will reduce illegal file-sharing in the UK.  Will it work? Of course not! When asked if the High Court’s order was going to hurt its business, a Pirate Bay spokesperson told TorrentFreak that circumventing any blockade will be easy.  The spokesperson went on to say, and I quote: “This will just give us more traffic, as always. Thanks for the free advertising.”  Why is The Pirate Bay so nonchalant about the new anti-piracy law in the United Kingdom?  Because it was built by and for pirates.  They break the law for a living and they know that no matter how hard you try to stop piracy at the ISP level, pirates will navigate around it.  Is there anyway to stop illegal file-sharing? Visit shellypalmer.com to learn the secrets of The Pirate Bay.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.


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