Piracy can’t be stopped?
Maybe there is no magic bullet yet that can turn assholes into decent human beings, but that doesn’t mean assholes can continue to be assholes with impunity forever.
Piratical enterprises can be targeted and they can be driven from center stage.
And the latest twist in the Pirate Bay’s slow cockroach-like demise:
Maybe it’s time to run up a white flag, or go down with the ship?
The tide is turning. Sorry, pirates, safe harbors are on the way out. Rampant illegal exploitation of creative work is not inevitable or unstoppable. A combo of law enforcement and convenient legal alternatives will reverse the abuses of the recent past.
This won’t break the Internet. But it will create a more decent environment where true innovation and community can flourish without the taints of theft and exploitation.