The latest efforts against pirate websites will be lead by ISPs Goggle and Virgin Media. More are sure to follow. Now that should get some results. Google will change how its searching works so legitimate sites will appear in the results above pirate sites. For more click here http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/19229349 Virgin Media is now blocking a pirate site called Newzbin 2, an action ordered by the Motion Picture Association. For more click here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19267089 The music and film industries want to control their product and enforce copyright. The ISPs have agreed to follow court ordered enforcement rules but also want copyright reviewed and amended. This is undoubtedly going to affect users, creators, artists, and copyright in the end.
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I found this interesting. BBCNews has a brief video of previously unseen censored photographs of the 1930s taken by professional photographers hired by the government during the Great Depression. If the photographers got off topic and shot images that did not restore hope or support helping farmers financially, the government censored the photographs by punching holes in the images so they could never be used again. The photographs could have been used for other purposes in the future. Punching them destroyed the chance of ever using them again for any purpose, except discussing censorship. Here's the link if you'd like to see them: