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International News Archive - May 11, 2012

The Pirate Bay Facing Dutch Court Blockade

The Swedish website The Pirate Bay has long billed itself as “The world’s most resilient Bit Torrent site” – and more recently suggested it was “The galaxy’s most resilient Bit Torrent site,” but it has come under increased pressure from copyright holders in recent weeks.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.