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Pirate Bay admins say servers are unaffected

Piracy is one of those subjects that raise strong arguments on both sides of the issue. The major film and music studios along with major software companies claim they lose millions to piracy each year. At the same time, the legal campaigns and lawsuits brought against the internet users accused of piracy often cast much too wide a net and rake in innocent users who are harassed for things they didn’t do.

The saga surrounding the largest pirate network in the world called The Pirate Bay has raged for years. The site has been in legal hot water on multiple occasions and is still up and operating. The latest happening in the saga is that the bandwidth its provider has been forced to stop providing access to the internet for The Pirate Bay's servers.

The shutdown occurred after several major movie studios obtained the injunction from a German court. The injunction forced CB3ROB Ltd. & Co to stop providing access to The Pirate Bay. Administrators of TPB have backup plans in the works already reports 
TorrentFreak and are working on rerouting their servers, which were unaffected by the injunction, to a new provider. The Pirate Bay will reportedly be down for several hours while the site is routed via an IP-tunnel to a new provider. 

With movie studios unable to shut The Pirate Bay down directly, some studios have taken to going after those who download from the site and other torrent sites directly. Anyone who downloaded the film
The Hurt Locker illegally has a chance of being sued by the producers of the movie.

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RE: crap
By Danish1 on 5/17/2010 12:17:58 PM , Rating: 5
You are right but unfortunately the movie industry doesn't understand figures which lacks several zeroes and they'd rather corrupt politicians to make nations pay for enforcing privacy invading laws than sell their goods at a decent price.

Most people that I know would rather be legal and could live with paying 3 dollars for a crap movie but they refuse to pay 25 dollars for one so they download it to check it out instead.....and there are a hell of a lot of crap movies being made.

RE: crap
By RW on 5/17/2010 1:07:43 PM , Rating: 1
All those claims that film and music studios along with major software companies supposedly lose millions to internet piracy each year are groundless.
For a fact just compare the income of film and music industry before the Bittorrent and Filesharing programs were ever invented before year 1999-2001 when Napster one of the first filesharing programs was created, so compare their income before year 1999 with the income they get now when Filesharing programs are supposedly more widely used. You'l be amazed to see that their income had risen instead compared to the pre 1999 non Filesharing era.

The less people will see copyrighted content on the web the less they will be interested into it, the less the copyrighted content will gain market adoption, the less actors, musicians and studios will gain fame and money.


RE: crap
By PlasmaBomb on 5/17/2010 3:14:42 PM , Rating: 5
Home taping is killing music


( Because I like the picture :))

RE: crap
By RW on 5/18/10, Rating: 0
RE: crap
By Dorkyman on 5/18/2010 2:41:01 PM , Rating: 2
BTW PirateBay is back up.

RE: crap
By ZionSith on 5/17/2010 6:46:47 PM , Rating: 3
Have you noobs heard of usenet yet and know how to access it? For as little as $8/month you can safely download all you want as fast as your internet connection will allow encrypted at 256 bits from companies like Astraweb. And with certain usnet indexing sites you dont even need to download headers. Some indexing site are also using secure connections. ISP providers will have a tough time throttling these connections and besides they can't tell what you are downloading. If you are familiar with these services from the past, rentention rates have grown on several providers to well over 600 days.

RE: crap
By fifolo on 5/17/2010 9:57:38 PM , Rating: 4
allow me pass on the three most important facts about usenet:

1- never talk about usenet
2- never talk about usenet
3- never talk about usenet

RE: crap
By xsilver on 5/17/2010 11:55:18 PM , Rating: 3
4. its too hard for noobs to use usenet

Thing is, I think the studios are fine with having "crap product" as people say and they are also fine with charging too much for it. Its business 201 - would you rather have 1000 sales at $1 each or 100 sales at $10 each? Less sales means there are still more "potential" customers especially since there isnt any competition to their product. Piracy IS basically their competition, and this is their way of muscling them out.

RE: crap
By StevoLincolnite on 5/18/2010 2:37:36 AM , Rating: 2
allow me pass on the three most important facts about usenet: 1- never talk about usenet 2- never talk about usenet 3- never talk about usenet

True... However what happens if I am with an ISP that gives me free Usenet access, advertises such a feature to the general public anyway? - That's what my ISP does (Internode).

RE: crap
By Thalyn on 5/19/2010 12:59:15 AM , Rating: 2
That's basically it - the huge quantity of crap is leading to movies (and music, and games, etc) being downloaded. Fool me once and so forth.

Personally, I have never downloaded a movie. I have, however, received copies from people I know for the purposes of previewing the movie before I decide whether I buy it or not. I have never kept a copy of a movie that I have watched, unless said movie is simply not available to purchase. Why? Because if it was any good I bought it (full retail price - AU$35 on average, because I buy BluRay) and if it wasn't than I wasn't going to buy it anyway. As a result, I own over 400 different titles; not including series.

Why not just rent it? For starters, it's nice to be able to watch it - rented discs over here are invariably in terrible condition. Second, frequently the Pirate versions come out with or before the US DVD release - a good few months before I even have the option to rent (sometimes even before I have the option to see it in a cinema). This is also why I own multiple copies of some movies, as I've purchased both a region 1 and region 4 version (there's been a 3 year lapse between releases for some of them).

Piracy is only detrimental to the industry if all they release is crap. But that's only because of the few people who accidentally buy that crap, rather than previewing it first and learning that they shouldn't.

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