The BBC Radio World Service has been running a fascinating documentary series on piracy through the ages, and the third part of the series covers modern piracy — that is, digital piracy. It features extensive quotes from The Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde, including the one in the above headline (The Pirate Bay is the world's largest — and most unapologetic — BitTorrent tracker). It's very much worth a listen if you're interested in copyright issues in the digital age. You can find a link to the story and the podcast here. [BBC Radio World Service via TorrentFreak]
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