‘Bulletproof’ safe havens are all the rage for Internet pirates

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‘Bulletproof’ safe havens are all the rage for Internet pirates
by Sebastian Anthony (RSS feed) Jan 6th 2010 at 12:02PM

Have you ever put much thought into Internet piracy?

‘Ooh, cool, tons of free stuff!’ — no, I mean, really thought about it.

In almost every Western nation software and music piracy is theft. In the eyes of the law it’s wrong. There’s simply nothing more to it: it’s intellectual property that you’re stealing from the property’s owner. As mere users, just single faces in a crowd of millions, we’re relatively safe. It’s like stealing an apple from a busy market stall: it’s not particularly hard, it’s not very damaging — and at the end of the day, it’s hard to catch a single thief in a crowd of millions.

Organized crime, on the other hand, is serious business. You can “

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