And how many of those 1.8 million links are mention of thepiratebay.org on other sites.
And where do they get off asking Google to remove all links to TPB? They admitted they don't know everything that is and is not infringing and are asking Google to just remove EVERY link. Well last I checked they have no right to ask for removal to other peoples content, be it legally there or not.
You are no longer allowed to remember "the good old days" as that phrase has now been trademarked. Use of such phrase in any form of communication be it written, verbal, or electronic is a violation of this trademark. Violation of this trademark will result in a lawsuit of up to $350 trillion dollars and up to a 4000 year jail sentence.
Also all your memories of the past have been copyrighted and the process of recollecting memories patented. You may not use memories, nor recollect them without prior consent from the current holder of the copyright and/or patent. Violation of memory copyright is subject to a fine of up to $47 trillion dollars and up to 9000 years in jail per infringement. Punishment for violating the patent will result in removal of your brain.
Fight them? Your not supposed to fight them, they are your friends who know whats best for you. I even heard that starting January of next year you can setup a special direct deposit with your employer so that your entire paycheck just goes directly to the record and movie studios. This way they get all your money and you can't be tempted by the evils of file sharing since you won't have money to pay for an internet connection!
What the hell are you talking about?!?! Giving customers what THEY want, nonsense! You sir are the downfall of the industry and your thoughts are currently costing them an estimated 342 TRILLION dollars a year! Music is all about the money and demanding that people pay you because you exist, nothing more. :D
Last I checked we don't go carrying our ID out and showing it to everyone. If the identification of a person is NEEDED to be known then it is shown to prove you are who you say you are, otherwise people don't know who that person is, they are unknown. Just like on the internet, we are anonymous unless we choose to be known in some form or another. If my identification needs to be known then it can be found out, otherwise I am just an unknown. My name is not announced to everyone around me in public so why should it be done so online?
I go online to have fun, if I choose to mess around then that's my business, not the business of anyone else. I can say whatever I want online just like in the real world without people knowing who I am and they shouldn't need to know who I am.
If everyone is suddenly identified online how would this help ANYTHING in therms of a "war"?!?! If a terrorist or government wants to attack a target via the internet, no reworking of the network and identification could stop them from staying unknown or attacking under the false pretense of another person/nation. This is nothing but fear mongering crap to scare the masses who think a computer can be blown up via the internet, and to scam them out of money while offering false hope of "protection".
I tend to think of the record lables as 4 year old children being taken out of a candy store, and don't realize they are being taken into a nicer and much better candy store. So they go out kicking, screaming, yelling, crying. Then after a while they realize they are in a much nicer and better candy store, and are happy again.
You do realize that the lawsuit you are talking about was NEVER about coffee being hot but the fact that the coffee caused 3rd degree burns and required skin grafts. McDonalds had free refills on coffee and used to keep the coffee right around 180 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit. By the time the coffee cooled down enough most customers would have left and would not have taken the free refill offered.
This is forth party liability. They are going after the people who lease bandwidth to hosts, who then sell that bandwidth to website providers, servers, etc. A very small portion of the users of that site are then engaging in illegal activity
Its like me building a massive network of roads, and then selling large portions of that road to companies for use, who then in turn will lease off smaller chunks of road to companies/individuals for their use. Then the police come after me because a couple individuals used a part of those roads, which were leased to a company, in this case TPB, to commit or aid in some form of illegal activity.
I could just be reading this wrong:
"The rate of global software piracy in 2009 was 43%, meaning that for every $100 worth of legitimate software sold in 2009, an additional $75 worth of unlicensed software also made its way into the market,"
But last I checked 43% of 100, be it dollars/lawyers/etc, was still 43