The Swedish ISP that was ordered by a court in August to block The Pirate Bay has reportedly decided to appeal the verdict. Last month TPB was taken offline after Stockholm’s district court ordered its bandwidth supplier - Black Internet - to stop serving the BitTorrent website’s traffic or face a penalty of 500,000 kronor (£43, …
Torrent trackers Vs the State
Whack-a-mole country......and so it goes (on and on....)
Let me see now....
You mean because it's going legit and/or a very popular cause, you now want to ride the publicity wagon and get some of that juicy cachet from TPB??
TPB is still up and running. I'm starting to feel sorry for the copyright mafia, not only are they losing all this money from the filthy pirates, but they're haemoraging cash on court cases - and whilst they got a 3 million award from that unemployed mother (or however much it was), the cost of buying a completely new identity and life would be so much cheaper they're not likely to see any of it.
Fight the power!
@Tony Paulazzo: Inofficial numbers say that the anti-piracy work by the mafia cost as much as the "loss" from piracy.
But remember, one download != one less sale
Vote Pirate for a try at sanity, can it realy be worse than the clowns in power now?
The really scary thing is the Swedish Stock exchange
Never mind the heavy handed and unlawful decision by the courts that seemed to ignore the facts that no copyrighted material is hosted by TPB, the scarier issue is how the stock exchange suddenly decided to kick TPB suitor off the exchange. Funny how this happened right when it would be most detrimental to a potential acquisition and could hasten the end of TPB. Why is no one investigating the uncannily time sensitive decision to do this? I personally believe they (they copyright lobby and their government slaves) are trying put multiple nails in TPB at one time in the hope that a disruption of even a few weeks will be enough to shake them out of business for good.
Democracy is dead, put on your tinfoil hats and run for the hills!
all I can do is laugh, so one day they may FINALLY managed to take down a site like TBP, then several more just pop up. Its not going to do anything and its going to cost them lots of time money and effort, all the while pirate joe still downloads his files from what ever the method of the month is.
First the pirated by copying cassette tapes
then they pirated by copying disc's
then they pirated by sharing hard drives/networks
then they pirated over BBS's
then they pirated over the WWW
then they pirated over email
then they pirated over FTP
then they pirated over USENET
then they pirated over centralized P2P
then they pirated over de-centralized P2P
now all of these methods are still in use to this day (well maybe not cassette tapes so much buy only because technology has moved on). All that's ever going to happen is more and more way's will crop up for people to share their files ether illegally or legally and people will use them. Not one of them has ever been successfully eliminated, its just got easier for Joe public to find what he's looking for.
"then they pirated over USENET
then they pirated over centralized P2P
then they pirated over de-centralized P2P"
Then they went back to usenet.
Then they discovered darknets and governments demanded they be shut down and realised they couldn't, and that the people who operate them are remarkably hard to track down.. and probably live in china.. and there's no way to filter them without breaking everything.
We'll get there eventually.
In the meantime EMI funds its anti-piracy campaign by relreleasing two versions of all the albums you already own by the Beatles. And round and round we go.
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