I wonder why they bothered to block Pirate Bay in the UK, if the following things are still rumoured to work:
This FireFox add-on:
Downloading and running the Tor Browser (doesn't need to install) from torproject.org
Or the easiest is to just go to http://thepiratebay.ee/
Now, I'm not saying that piracy should be allowed, I mean, there's no difference between making a copy of some digital ones and zeros and killing babies. So, piracy is very, very bad. It also prevents Hollywood, an essential industry on which our lives depend, from buying sports cars.
So, please don't pirate, because if everyone pirated, then the governments wouldn't be able to do anything about it, and that would be bad.
Piracy is also bad for the porn industry, and causes a spread of knowledge. Too much knowledge is bad.
There are less important things to worry about, like feeding starving kids in Africa. Governments should forget about that and focus on fighting piracy.
If we didn't live in the perfect system that we live in today, I'd say that we'd need a new system that works for everyone, but since capitalism is perfect, we need to defend it.
By the way, you can download my novel, "The Mischievous Nerd's Guide to World Domination," for free here: http://losthobbit.net/download.php
... or you can buy it from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mischievous-Nerds-Guide-World-Domination/dp/1453841326
Here's an interesting article on Piracy: