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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 eddieroolz on 5/17/2010 6:02:20 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't stopped downloading yet, but I agree with you. If they were well-priced then I would honestly consider buying it.

However I think the Western movie/music industry has dug its own grave in my mind. After all their legal threats/actions to others, I can't find myself ever being able to justify supporting the artists that belong to the MPAA/RIAA. Even if they were priced at $3.

On the other hand, I have no issue paying $30 for a CD, then another $15 for internatinal shipping from Japan. Because the label that I buy from is an independent label and I genuinely love their music.

I think that the RIAA/MPAA really screwed their own reputation with all these lawsuits. Now, I would download them even though I have the money to buy them - because these groups really piss me off.

/My $0.02


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