The decision was made after evidence showed the amount of torrenting by Dutch users had not gone down
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Friday 04 September 2009
The title of Prefab Sprout's first album in eight years embodies the kind of vaunting egotism one might expect from Bono, Sting or some other mononymic would-be saviour, and one's first instinct is to suppose it's ironically intended. But Paddy McAloon, while widely regarded as a songwriter of considerable sophistication, is not best known for an ironic worldview. Could this, then, be a straight-faced implication of the album's contents?
Wednesday 26 August 2009
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Controversy and the Pirate Bay have always gone together like peanut butter and jam, but now, quicker than you can utter "arrgh me hearties", the controversy seems to have spread to Global Gaming, the company aiming to become the Pirate Bay's new owner.
Thursday 06 August 2009
Sugary pop too sweet to digest
Friday 31 July 2009
A Dutch court has ruled that three men connected with The Pirate Bay website must block traffic between it and the Netherlands within 10 days.
Sunday 31 May 2009
The British National Party leader, Nick Griffin, was last night accused of "sickening" exploitation of the memory of a murdered black teenager, Anthony Walker, who was killed in a Liverpool park.
Tuesday 19 May 2009
Anyone who did not think that the country was on the brink of a serious political crisis over the expenses scandal must surely realise that it is now. Whatever happens next, the scenes in the Commons yesterday afternoon proved that the current state of affairs is unsustainable. MPs packed the Chamber, expecting – from a torrent of apparently well-informed speculation – that the Speaker would announce his intention to leave office at the next election. Their belief was that this was the minimum Michael Martin could do to expiate their collective guilt.
Saturday 02 May 2009
Monday 20 April 2009
Peter Sunde, one of the founders and spokesperson for bitorrent tracker site, The Pirate Bay, is said to have found out that they had lost their court case in Sweden several hours before the official verdict was delivered thanks to information supposedly leaked by what is claimed to be a "trustworthy source".
Saturday 04 April 2009
Thursday 19 March 2009
Saturday 14 February 2009
Friday 23 January 2009
That universal patriarch Noah has finally been rumbled. Children's versions of the Bible usually overlook the fact that this genial figure was also a drunkard sometimes capable of throwing off all his clothes, to the huge embarrassment of his family. But modern fiction goes further. Four years ago, Geraldine McCaughrean's Not the End of the World showed him as a cultist grimly enjoying the spectacle of the mass drowning around him as he and his family escape.
Monday 29 December 2008
The beta version of Microsoft's next-generation operating system has been linked on peer-to-peer network BitTorrent.
Wednesday 04 June 2008
A teenager died after getting trapped in flood waters which he and his friends were playing in, it emerged today.
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