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Thanks for writing this. While it's more thoughtful, it's also much more verbose -- deadly in our soundbyte-driven media.



also while all analogies have problems the verbosity here introduces more complications.

Technically the store isn't shut down it's only removed from the phonebook. At this point the analogy breaks down as that doesn't sound as drastic at all. However, on the web, being removed from DNS would be a death sentence to legitimate sites but ironically (and tragically) not for sites dedicated to copyright infringement.

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