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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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You get what you pay for
By United Artist on 5/18/2010 1:24:51 AM , Rating: 2
America, you are so funny. Everything you do is based on monetary value. This was relevant when artists wanted a cut for themselves. Sure, Arista, Warner Brothers, Universal and so many other companies were getting the lions share of profits, they put out the most expense! They would give 100 artists recording time, studio time, editing time, etc. and out of 100 MAYBE 1 or 2 would make it big because they had the talent. Think of the biggest names-Steven Speilberg, Michael Jackson, Elvis, The Beatles,The Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino, Akira Kurosawa...and many, many others. Yes, they got rich and their respective representative studios became even richer. But for these artistic geniuses, the studios would have to shell out 75% to FIND them and weed through the 99 out of 100 artists that weren't so great, or that the public didn't respond to.

Now that every kind of art that can be digitally transmitted (e.g. movies, music) is value-less, erevything that is cranked out of the recording or movie industry is sub-par because everyone with talent knows there is no money in it for them. And guess what America, YOU are the reason. If you pay a person to dance for you, they may or may not dance. But if you don't pay them at all, what are the chances they are going to perform? What about if you paid them even MORE? They would probably dance better than you'd ever imagine, right?
So if you get something for free off of the internet, and all of your friends get it for free, and everyone on Earth gets it for free, what do you think the recording industry and the movie industry is going to invest their money in?
Only things that are profitable right? Which means that only the dumbest or poorest people that do not know how to get things for free are going to have to shell out money for. Which means you are going to be subjected to movies, music, and anything that can be digitally copied (stolen) that only the dumbest or poorest section of the population are willing to pay for.
Take my analogy from before. Say you are X, and you and person Y pay person Z to dance, they will dance. Now say you dont pay, but person Y is still paying. Person Z will still dance, but probably not as enthusiastic or enlightening.
Now say person Y only pays 1/2 of what they were paying, or 1/3, or 1/8....
How good do you think the dance would be then? If you went to your job and they didn't pay you, how productive would you be? How long would you stay at that job? What if no jobs paid you? What if the only job you could get was for poverty level, how productive would you be?

America, you want something for nothing, and every time you think you are getting something for free, you are only cutting down the artist, and then you complain about how movies and music aren't as good as they once were.

20 years ago, if your child was talented at one of these mediums, you may have encouraged them to go into the art and been secure that if they were good enough, they could make a living.

Now, with everything being "free", even if they were the best ever at the art, there would be no money in it....ever. How likely would you be to encourage them to go into that particular field?

America used to be the place where everything was made. Then Japan outshined you in technology and automobiles (then Korea outshined them). Movies and music were the one thing you did right. And now you have spoiled that.

You have dug your own grave America, and you have no one to blame but yourself.

RE: You get what you pay for
By bigboxes on 5/18/2010 8:29:37 AM , Rating: 2
So, if I paid you $20 would you dance for me?

RE: You get what you pay for
By Jalek on 5/19/2010 9:59:32 AM , Rating: 2
I'd have told my kid then what I told them today, "Get a real job."

That set-up was too obvious to ignore.

"Nowadays you can buy a CPU cheaper than the CPU fan." -- Unnamed AMD executive

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