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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: Arrrrr!
By iFX on 5/17/2010 12:57:15 PM , Rating: 0
How could you ever trust a place which deals in, well frankly, stolen goods or at least, as some will point out, organize a "market" for the trafficking of stolen goods.


RE: Arrrrr!
By MrBlastman on 5/17/2010 1:06:04 PM , Rating: 4
Well, if you invoke the rights of parlay, through the pirate code they have to provide you safe passage. They might be cretins and swarthy scoundrels but the pirate code is... the pirate code. ;)


RE: Arrrrr!
By semo on 5/17/10, Rating: 0
RE: Arrrrr!
By iFX on 5/17/2010 1:59:04 PM , Rating: 2
I thought it was a pretty clear analogy. If you think the definition of a product is something you can feel and touch, well, you're mistaken. It can be those things, but they are not exclusively those things.


RE: Arrrrr!
By icanhascpu on 5/17/2010 3:31:10 PM , Rating: 2
Feel in this context is a general term for hear, see and feel.

You also might want to look up the definition of 'market'. PB is no more a market than the free sailing seas.


RE: Arrrrr!
By afkrotch on 5/18/2010 12:23:07 AM , Rating: 2
You can have tangible and intangible products, but you cannot have an intangible good. A good is always tangible. For intangible, you are referring to a service.


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