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Archive for January 10th, 2008

In Heaven, Politicians Will Be Swedish

Posted by Lex Fear on January 10, 2008

OK maybe I am taking the old cliche a step beyond, but why can’t our politicians be more like the Swedish ones… and will the UK ever have it’s own Pirate Party?

The message from the Moderate Party MPs to their Antipiratbyrån supporting colleagues was “be careful, they will never be satisfied”, drawing parallels to the earlier attempts to ban MP3 players, and VCRs, both areas in which, having failed to ban, industry groups are now making a profit from selling content.

Karl Sigfrid told TorrentFreak that the APB proposals make no practical sense. “I think it could be solved in theory. However, in reality, you would need such a surveillance system to achieve this that it would be all out of proportion. So I don’t think there’s a feasilbe way of stopping individuals copying. The cause for file sharing is basically that it’s possible. People have always done it to the extent that they’ve been able to. With cassette tapes 20 years ago and electronically today. Copyright laws preventing individuals from sharing information have never been legitimate in the eyes of most people.” Swedish Politicians Strike Blows at Copyright Lobby (TorrentFreak)

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America’s Most Smartest Model

Posted by Lex Fear on January 10, 2008

For those who found Celebrity Big Brother simply too high brow this year, America’s Most Smartest Modal is being broadcast on MTV from Sun 20th Jan and from the look of this clip promises plenty of cheap laughs at the expense of those who put image before smarts.

As always, viewer discretion is advised.

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