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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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By Xarthos on 5/17/2010 1:01:53 PM , Rating: 3
It's really quite simple. If you like movies and tv shows and want to watch as much as you want all the time you should be a subscriber of netflix right now. The 9$ a month fee is great and it gives you access to dvd movies you can watch that you received in the mail and also a huge amount of online content. For those of you who have been doing torrents I would suggest this. My family gets so much use out of netflix in our home. We buy select movies that we want to own on Blue-ray but the rest come through netflix and this system works for us without it being crazy expensive. I'd hate to see someone get in trouble for watching a movie they downloaded.
Netflix for now is the way to go.

By MojoMan on 5/17/2010 1:07:36 PM , Rating: 2
Xarthos is right. My wife and I stopped renting DVD's, and stopped subscribing to cable TV. No point when you have Netflix. Completely legal, and you get a LOT of INSTANT digital streaming content. Seriously... When it comes to movies and TV episodes, you need to just buck up and pay for a the tiny Netflix fee. Problems solved! :-)

By jimbojimbo on 5/17/2010 3:34:42 PM , Rating: 2
Pay for the movies you enjoy
Exactly, for the ones I enjoy . If I buy a movie and it's like Hurt Locker, ie shitty beyond belief, can I get my money back? With the information age gone are the days where Hollywood made money by making good trailers. Now they actually have to make a good movie!! Oh wait, they'll just sue everybody instead for the money.

If Hollywood is so concerned about money why don't they sue those $20million actors and actresses? Come on, do they really deserve to get paid that much? There is a ton more talent out there that would take tons less and then you could charge less for the movies. Pretty simple in my book.

By afkrotch on 5/18/2010 1:12:10 AM , Rating: 2
Netflix is too slow, for those of us who are military and aren't living in the states. The online content is inaccessible also.

Also, it's blu-ray.

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