by Mike Masnick
Tue, Jul 20th 2010 12:46pm
As a bunch of you have been submitting, The Pirate Party, who recently took on hosting The Pirate Bay, has now announced plans to offer a "Pirate ISP" service in Sweden, with the idea being to offer ISP service that maximizes privacy rights. The whole thing is a bit of a publicity stunt, of course, but it does seem to highlight the key point: which is that consumers do value these kinds of things, and for every attempt of certain industries to force ISPs to reveal info, there will always be incentives for others to set up ways for more privacy. I tend to cringe at the whole "pirate ISP" name, because it will almost certainly be misunderstood and demonized, but The Pirate Party long ago decided to embrace that name, so I guess it's no surprise.
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