Tuesday, March 27, 2012

MICROSOFT BLOCKING YOUR MESSAGES

The Pirate Bay may live on like some 70's off-shore pirate radio station but the noose keeps on getting tighter.


Remember Microsoft, Bill Gates old company, they have instigated a bit of code that will block links to the site in instant messages across all its systems!

The Register reports that Microsoft has joined the collection of anti-Pirate Bay organizations that have aligned against the burgeoning torrent community. 

"We block instant messages if they contain malicious or spam URLs based on intelligence algorithms, third-party sources, and/or user complaints. Pirate Bay URLs were flagged by one or more of these and were consequently blocked," explained Microsoft

The golden age of instant downloads of computer software, music & video files is coming to a close. Enforcing laws against the downloading of pirated software is like enforcing cell phone laws for drivers, a near waste of time.

Lowering software piracy by just 10 percentage points during the next four years would create nearly 500,000 new jobs and pump $140 billion into ailing economies claims the IDC.

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