February 28, 2013
The UK High Court has ordered UK ISPs to block more torrent sites at the whim of the BPI, a private company representing the interests of music labels, despite data showing that blocking these sites have little effect on copyright infringement.
I’m reminded of a poem by Martin Niemöller:
When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews, I remained silent; I wasn’t a Jew.
When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.
Written by Weiran Zhang who lives and works in Nottingham. You should follow him on Twitter.