A Digital Treasure Chest -- Archive of All The Pirate Bay's Torrents Created
August 17, 2009 5:40 PM
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One torrent to rule them all...
(Source: The Pirate Bay)
Even if the site goes down, its torrents will not be lost
These may seem like dark days for faithful of
The Pirate Bay
. With the site facing either a shutdown at the hands of the IFPI/MPAA or
by the Global Gaming Factory X AB, there's a serious question of whether torrents both legal and illegal will continue to be available for free from the site. For the good of the community, one user has completed an
ambitious crawl-and-archive of the site
The massive archive weighs in at 21.3 GB -- but that's not bad, considering that it includes all 873,671 torrent files hosted on The Pirate Bay's servers (according to the author; TBP claims this number is over 2 million torrents). The archival database is programmed in SQLite3. An example site has been set up that can read from the database -- essentially a backup of The Pirate Bay page.
We urge those who use the torrents found inside to exercise caution.
has covered the
$1.92M USD verdict
against Jammie Thomas-Rasset (recently upheld by the U.S. Justice Department) and the $675,000 verdict against Joel Tenenbaum (which will also likely be upheld). And the
's own admins
is another example in the international sphere -- they face over $3M USD in fines and a year in jail each for their piracy. These extreme examples are in addition to thousands of citizens who agreed to pay thousands in fines to RIAA and MPAA. In other words, tread carefully in these waters -- we warned you.
For better or worse, the new torrent represents a time capsule of sorts, ensuring that even if
is burned to the ground, it will live on. And it serves to illustrate just how ineffectual current efforts to stomp out such sites continue to be.
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RIP.... but the Ghost of Davy Locker goes on
8/17/2009 6:22:21 PM
I think that would be a good name for the database file... Davy Jone's Locker ;)
TPB was amusing... but under their law, it seems they were safe from the courts. They had won previous cases, perhaps they were not keeping up with new laws?
To a degree, TPB isn't much different from Google or any other search service since illegal / pirated files and media can be found without TBP. So I think google can be targeted as well.
TBP didn't have any pirated material.
RE: RIP.... but the Ghost of Davy Locker goes on
8/18/2009 2:14:31 AM
No.. Shipwreck Cove.. Thats where we make our last stand. :)
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