BREIN Boss and Pirate Party Leader Start a Twitter FightAdded: Thursday, October 21st, 2010
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Everyone knows that Twitter can serve as a great tool to keep all people updated on what’s happening in your life, or to get some support and to pass on interesting material. However, this extremely popular micro-blogging system can also serve as a great tool to launch a fight between individuals that are on different sides of the “war on piracy”.
One of those starting the event was BREIN, the Dutch anti-piracy outfit that closed down more than a thousand BitTorrent websites in the Internet. Besides, it managed to single-handedly bring MiniNova to its knees. Whatever it does, it differs from its counterparts like IFPI be the fact that it is willing to comment on its anti-piracy actions.
Meanwhile, on the opposing side of the war on piracy there are organizations like the Pirate Party. This political party has its roots in Sweden, but is currently operating in more than thirty countries all around the globe, including The Netherlands, which is a home country for BREIN. The Pirate Party even recently participated in the general elections there, though without much success.
Samir Allioui leads the Dutch Pirate Party today, after having been a leader of the Pirate Party International, an umbrella organization for all Pirate Parties throughout the world. He thoroughly watches the local media for the discussions relating to the party’s issues (piracy) and is usually not too shy to respond to the thoughts he doesn’t approve of.
That was the case when Samir Allioui responded to the column of Dutch newspaper De Pers, explaining why sharing copyrighted content is wrong. In terms of this discussion he alerted BREIN’s boss Tim Kuik to his article on Twitter. The conversation started between the two leaders, with the content being quite interesting, predominantly consisting of words “bullshit” and other wise replies. On the second day the conversation went on with different accusations, including the Pirate Party accusing BREIN of abusing the legal system in favor of the music industry, and the latter arguing that it just asked the courts to uphold the law.
Everyone understands that both sides don’t share the respect for each other, but are still fighting in public on Twitter. Meanwhile, they would rather throw as much mud as they can than come just an inch closer to agreeing.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
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