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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 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.

"We are going to continue to work with them to make sure they understand the reality of the Internet.  A lot of these people don't have Ph.Ds, and they don't have a degree in computer science." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis

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