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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 jimbojimbo on 5/17/2010 3:34:42 PM , Rating: 2
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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.


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