(this beautifully constructed Ouroboros symbol is borrowed from the public domain through Wikimedia commons)
The "ideology of violation"* everpresent on the web is, I suggest, like an ancient and heavily symbolic serpent who, the other day, found a very tasty morsel indeed at the end of its own slithery body.
The Pirate Bay, one of the most notorious and well-used torrent sites catering to those who have decided that paying for creative content is just so 20th Century, has been hacked.
Read here, how Argentinian hackers, still smarting from Germany's 4-1 trouncing of their national soccer team, took out their frustration on northern Europe by reaching deep into the databases of the Pirate Bay, cracking the digital locks (what?) around the personal information and piracy habits of TPB's loyal customers.
Word is The Pirate Bay plans to complain very loudly about this intrusion on their property, just as soon as they manage to get their own tail out of their mouth.