Is ‘Pirate DRM’ Really the Best Response to Bulk DMCA Takedowns?

The file-sharing world is a multi-headed beast but not just in the traditional ‘hydra’ sense. The most visible elements are the public torrent sites like The Pirate Bay, KickassTorrents and any of the others from the current Top 10. Generally (censorship efforts aside) these sites can be accessed by just about anyone. All that is needed is a torrent client and the ability to read. A level down in accessibility (but a level up in class if you believe their members) are the private torrent sites. You need to be invited to access these, a situation which no doubt pleases many rightsholders as their walled gardens naturally limit growth and access to content. …

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Is ‘Pirate DRM’ Really the Best Response to Bulk DMCA Takedowns?

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Sunday, February 10th, 2013 Net News

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