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Online Pirates and Anarchists

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Netherlands passes Net Neutrality Law https://www.bof.nl/2011/06/27/translations-of-key-dutch-internet-freedom-provisions/ Netherlands orders IPs to block The Pirate Bay http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_3157_text http://torrentfreak.com/five-more-dutch-isps-given-10-days-to-censor-the-pirate-bay-120510/ Group claiming to be Anonymous attacks Virgin for blocking Pirate Bay, Pirate Bay calls act censorship http://www.neowin.net/news/the-pirate-bay-calls-anonymous-attacks-censorship Pirate Bay experimenting with serving files from overhead drones http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/19/a-fleet-of-pirate-bay-aerial-server-drones-why-not/ \ HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' is On Track To Become the Most Pirated Show Of 2012 http://www.textually.org/tv/archives/2012/05/030681.htm http://torrentfreak.com/whos-pirating-game-of-thrones-and-why-120520/ http://bcdash.bigchampagne.com/ Despite prerelease pirating fears over The Avengers, Disney's smashes box office records http://torrentfreak.com/the-avengers-why-pirates-failed-to-prevent-a-box-office-record-120508/ Quantum Teleportation Achieved across 100 Kilometers (~60miles) http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/05/11/chinese-researchers-quantum-teleport-photons-over-60-miles/ Quantum Teleportation explainer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qmSdC7aQpY Printable 3D solidworks schematics for Warhamer Dreadnought http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:18205 Also see Rocketboom's interview with Maker Bot 3D Printer extraordinaire, Bre Pettis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0n9A_5_CG0 Summary: Netherlands passes historical Net Neutrality Law. The next day, court pulls rug out: IPs ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay. Group claiming to be Anonymous attacks Virgin for blocking The Pirate Bay as ordered. Pirate Bay calls attacks against Virgin censorship. Meanwhile, Pirates looking beyond Earth to assume legal activity. Also Meanwhile, HBO's Game of Thrones on track to become most pirated show of ALL time (HBO is not making it available online to most people in the world.) But Avengers breaks records, sells $200M despite early bit torrent release. China researchers making headway with teleporting information far distances without the need to travel through the distance, useful encryption (and cows.) With 3D printers gaining momentum, lawyers and judges will be freaking out (making a lot $) over copyright laws surrounding physical materials. See also: Keghan Hurst: ‪http://keghan.com‬ Rocketboom on Twitter: ‪http://twitter.com/rocketboom‬ Rocketboom on Facebook: ‪http://facebook.com/rocketboom‬