The defiant Internet

doesn’t seem to take too kindly to legal restrictions. From the Wired Blog Epicenter on August 15, 2008:

Just days after an Italian judge’s decision to block ISP access to the major Sweden-based torrent site in Italy, The Pirate Bay is reporting a 5 percent increase in Italian web traffic, according to TorrentFreak.

… If the numbers are true, then as expected, the site has found its own way of successfully circumventing the block. And the press may have unintentionally shown newcomers the way.

So much for attempts to censor the web. At least in this instance…

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