Well what a development in the area of Internet related Copyright, the infamous torrent website Pirate Bay is no longer accessible in the UK.
This is the first time during my career as a Web Developer that I’ve felt happy about my own protection and my products protection. I don’t have a big problem right now with people uploading my software too torrent websites, yet. Simply because I’m still new at this, I’ve only just learned a lot of Ajax and made good use of jQuery. Over the next few years I will be developing popular WordPress plugins and also moving on to creating plugins for other content management systems so I’m very keen to some TAX money being spent on taking these sites down. I know it won’t make it impossible for people to obtain software illegally but it is a start to making it harder for the average internet user and even advanced users are going start getting nervous about downloading torrents.
I’m happy to know that it is becoming harder for the average person to easily download a premium software without any intention of ever paying for it. I need sales to feed my family and maybe if enough people pay up I can buy my first car so I do not take theft lightly. I’m very happy that Pirate Bay is not accessible through my own Internet Service Provider, Virgin Media. I look forward to more websites being blocked in the same way and I know all I.S.P. will need to agree. Right now some individuals in the UK think that it is just Virgin Media making the change, they are commenting about their I.S.P. being better because they are not blocking the website. They will obviously get a surprise!
Next Torrent Sites
Hopefully with a build up of case law and more professionals in Law being versed in this area of Internet we’ll see a slightly quicker legal process. The next websites that should, could and I think will eventually be blocked are…
I know there are a lot out there but these are the two that have appeared when I’m checking for my own software being offered through torrents.