ThePirateBay.Org ISP Ordered To “Shut It Down”

In the latest twist of a story we have been following for a while, the ISP which serves as the main backbone for the filing sharing site, (Black Internet) ThePirateBay.org was ordered today to stop servicing the site today or face penalties.

According to various news sources as of 9:30 a.m. PT, ThePirateBay.org appeared to be mostly inaccessible.

Although other ISP’s carry the site, Black Internet was its main backbone.

In other ThePirateBay.org news today,  the official,  Swedish government run debt-collection agency, commonly referred to as the bailiff, said it could find no attachable assets belonging to 3 of the 4 founders of the site.

The 4 founders were sentenced in April to one year in jail, and fined $3.6 Million Dollars,  they have appealed .

As we reported back in June, ThePiratebay.Org was sold for $7.8 million dollars.

The buyer had plans to turn the site into a “legal” site where copyrighted material would not be allowed to be freely shared.

However, last week that company hit with two major issues which may delay or stop the sale.

First, on Friday Swedish officials launched a criminal probe of the company that agreed to buy ThePirateBay.org, for possible insider trading.

According to reports, Global Gaming’s stock rose sharply a week before the company announced its plans to acquire ThePirateBay.org

Second in an unrelated move, trading in Global Gaming shares was halted by the Swedish stock exchange on Friday,  after officials requested proof that Global Gaming had enough money to complete the purchase of ThePirateBay.org site,  saying they will not let trading resume in the shares until they have furnished  proof of funds to the exchange’s satisfaction, which of this morning they still have not.

Seems like another mess involving the highly controversial site.

Comments

  1. Fuck THe NWO internet oppression says

    @Düane
    All of this material is being stolen. it is illegal to download off this site. I dont download illegally because its not worth the money, if it wasnt worth the money it wouldnt be worth watching.

    THAT ARGUMENT IS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF GARBAGE AND I AM SO SICK OF PEOPLE SAYING THAT DOANLOADING BITS OF DIGITAL DATA, STREAMS OF 1′S AND 0′S IS STEALING !!! WHAT A LOAD OF BULLSHIT , GOING TO A RECORD STORE GRABBBING AN ALBUM STICKING IT IN YOUR POCKET AND WALKING OUT IS STEALING !! AND NO THIS IS NOT THE SAME THING, THIS IS SHARING INFORMATION, AND NO ONE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO OWN INFORMATION, AND HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHO IS ALLOWED TO BE EXPOSED TO SUCH INFORMATION AND WHO IS NOT !!

  2. INFORMATION IS FOR ALL says

    sTEALING, STEALING EQUATES TO THEFT,
    THEFT = In criminal law, theft is the illegal taking of another person’s property without that person’s freely-given consent. The word is also used as an informal shorthand term for some crimes against property, such as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, shoplifting, fraud and sometimes criminal conversion. In some jurisdictions, theft is considered to be synonymous with larceny; in others, theft has replaced larceny.
    ELECTRONIC DOWNLOADS ARE NOT TAKING FROM ANYONE , THEY ARE BEING GIVIN FREELY AND WILLINGLY BY THE UPLOADERS !! AT SOME POINT SOMEONE WHO HAS OWNERSHIP OF EITHER A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL PIECE OF INFORMATION OR THE ORIGINAL HAS TO HAVE UPLOADED IT, AND DOING SO THEY HAVE DECIDED TO GIVE IT AWAY FREELY, FOR SOMEONE TO GIVE SOMETHING AWAY FREELY OR OFFER IT TO BE FREELY TAKEN, BY ITS NATURE IMPLIES THAT THEY ASK NOTHING FOR COMPENSATION, SO TO TAKE WHAT IS BEING OFFERED FREELY IS IN NO WAY THEFT. A PERSON UPLOADING MEDIA , IS POSSIBLE THEY MAY HAVE STOLEN THE ITEM IN QUESTION, IN WHICH CASE THEY AND NO OTHER ARE GUILTY OF THEFT, ALTHOUGH THEY MAY ALSO HAVE PURCHASED THE MEDIA, IN WHICH CASE THERE IS NO THEFT , SINCE THERE PIECE OF MEDIA WAS PURCHASED AND THEY DECIDED TO OFFER THERE PURCHASED MEDIA FREELY , PERHAPS IN AN ATTEMPT TO SPREAD KNOWLEDGE CONTAINED IN THAT MEDIA TO THOSE WITHOUT MEAN TO PURCHASE SAID MEDIA FOR THEMSELVES, AGAIN THERE IS NO THEFT IN THAT CASE, ALSO THE MEDIA IN QUESTION COULD HAVE BEEN UPLOADED BY ITS CREATOR, IN WHICH CASE AGAIN THERE WOULD BE NO THEFT COMMITTED.

  3. dsfargeg says

    This reminds me of the old argument about ‘you can’t download a car’. Man what would I do if I could make a clone of a BMW just by downloading it. LOL.

    thepiratebay is probably dead now because of the legalese the hosts are in now. They won’t sacrifice the remaining customers to support a group of rebels. Won’t matter. It seems every single time a pirate site dies that two are made. It’s a cancer.

  4. INFORMATION IS FOR ALL says

    IN A LOGICAL MIND IT IS NOT COMPREHENSIBLE FOR ANY ONE PERSON TO HAVE SOLE OWNERSHIP OF ANY INFORMATION WHATSOEVER, SINCE INFORMATION IS MORE LIKE AN IDEA AND CANNOT BE CONTAINED BY ANY PHYSICAL BOUNDARY,
    SURE, THE PERSON THAT CAME UP WITH T, SHOULD BE CREDITED WITH BEING THE DISCOVERER OR AUTHOR IF IT WAS PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN, BUT FROM THE POINT THAT THAT PERSON HAS MADE IT KNOWN TO OTHERS, HOW FROM THERE ON, HOW CAN THEY CLAIM SOLE OWNERSHIP OF THAT INFORMATION? IN A LOGICAL MIND, AND REALISTIC WORLD THEY CANNOT. oNCE SAIS PERSON HAS PASSED THIS INFORMATION TO ANOTHER, THAT PERSON HAS LOST CONTROL OF WHAT BECOMES OF THIS INFORMATION OR HOW IT SPREADS, DUE TO THE FACT THAT THERE ARE NO LONGER THE ONLY ONE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THAT INFORMATION.

  5. says

    DAMN SWEDISH And all GOVERMENT!!!

    THEY RUINED EVERYTHING! Well see you in purgatory in DEC 21st

    I DRAG YOU DOWN TO HELL YOU GOVERMENT FREAKS

    Show ME your GREED down THERE you’ll sEE!

    Rest In Peace TPB

    Some Torrent Will be still downloaded and have P2P Please seed

    I’m Still downloading Windows Vista SP1 By Goldfish_92

    SEED

  6. TKILLA0988 says

    Fuckin assholes…why people gotta be so god dam nosey..they bust our balls abt doin shyt like this but GUESS WHAT OUR GOVERMEENT AINT SO GOOD EITHEER LETTING THOSE DRUGS COME FROM CUBA AND OVER SEAAS BUST THE PEOPLE WHO USE IT AN SELL IT HEAR CONFISCATE IT AND PUT IT RIGHT BACK ON THE STREETS TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEY ARE DOIN TEY JOBS…. fuckin noobs..srry people i aint crazy just they got bettea shyt to worry abt like tryna find bin lauden still…god dam our U.S. shyt goverment…

  7. INFORMATION IS FOR ALL says

    Tryin to find bin laden , lmao. I hope u really dont belive there looking for him.
    If they wanted to talk to him, theyd prolly just make a phone call.

  8. INFORMATION IS FOR ALL says

    How is a car relavant to information?
    And how would downloading a car be relevant even if it was possible? I car is a physical object, not an idea/information. If that is some kind of argument it is extremely weak in relation to the subject,
    Torrent sites a cancer? persons with such thought processes such as that are more of a cancer to human consciousness and learning. Torrent site are one of the best ways available to send large quantities a data to a mass of people seeking it, and provide many types of information such as instructional, educational, documentary, and various other types of information that is helpful to the betterment of society, it is a shame though that so many waste it by using the site for such waste of energy such as porno, and all the mindless entertainment which is the root of the evil in this case , due to the entertainment industry’s greed and attempt at keeping themselves socially elevated above the comman public by continuing to peddle there mindless garbage and expect money for it, when in reality sites such as these also are very positive and a great tool for learning , all depends on & lies in the intention of the users. It is a tragic shame due to the greed of the entertainment industry that we have lost one of if not the best site around for knowledge seekers of all sorts, It is not just used for spreading mindless fictionalizations who’s only reason to exists are to entertain, when there is so much other information available for the betterment of the person and also possibly humanity if used properly.
    In Other words It Is Extremely wrong for TPB to be closed down due to the fact that some choose to upload movies and such, when there are also many that use the site as a forum to seek knowledge, about many different subjects, and also it is used for companies to provide there software to there customers and save themselves money on having to maintain many large servers, instead, provide there software as torrents. If this site is down permanently it will be a great loss, somewhat in equality to closing down an international world library.

  9. thatguyintheback says

    While the piratebay was not the most copyright friendly site, it was the best place to find episodes of tv shows old or new whether you missed it on tv or just couldnt find any other way to watch . Plus programs like Visualboy Advanced and EPSXE could run games that you owned but could not digitize yourself for a backup copy but the kind souls that would put these games up made it easy and simple. Movies 2, I could go out buy a movie and never open it because i could grab a copy from TPB. Again a backup copy and I would have an investment on what I paid for(I also bought a few movies I found on TPB). And granted yes people do abuse it and yes it was money that the companies did not make but they did not really lose money it was again money they did not make(And that is what makes them mad) So in the long run I think some things should always be done the way its supposed to be, but if the companies want to stay on top of things, monitor the site for infringements on their product and ask for it to be taken down(Youtube can do it) and not charge the site owners with the bill of estimated losses.

    Lastly TPB was and will aways be the SHIT. And as longs as it can be done it will be done end of story. And I’d toast with you Vexick but I got my rum from TPB and as you can see the rum is gone.

  10. says

    What i think is funny is that here soon you wont even be able to sing a song outloud cause it is copyrighted! Its the same thing, if one person hears a new song and tells his friend about it, or as i do once in awhile is do karoake i am violating copyrights by singing it because i didnt ask permission from the idea maker to use it!!!

  11. says

    The Pirate Bay dwn… again… Here from the Netherlands i’ve experienced some probs with it. Luckily they have said to begin again today… why are they making it so diffecult? Just put the servers in Japan.

  12. The Freedom Hacker says

    “Intellectual Property” is theft from the public domain. The very concept is absurd, an oxymoron even, as no such property ever existed in the first place – someone merely imagined it did, then stuck their guns and government in the faces of those with less power.

    Long ago, people retold stories freely, and scribes copied works freely. Bards played songs they had heard freely, without fear of jackbooted thugs claiming to represent someone who had played it previously.

    It will inevitably return to that state. The only reason it was ever any different in the first place is for a brief period, due to the printing press and other products that drove the industrial revolution, scale of economy enabled some people to mass publish while startup costs kept others out of the market.

    This is no longer the case, and as copyright becomes more and more of a laughable concept – ask anyone under the age of 40 their opinion on just how “wrong” copying media – we are witnessing things returning to their natural state, the way they were thru almost all of recorded history.

    Copyright law is a blip in history that will pass away with the sands of time.

  13. says

    TKILLA0988: it’s not your government, its some countries in Europe’s government. Like the Netherlands, where a live (where they say the pirate bay wont be active anymore at the start of next month :()
    And of course the swedish government. But not the US.

    They dont care about that, (srry) but they only care about themselfs and war

  14. Iscariot says

    Man the most shocking part is that the PirateBay folks sold out a great, common sharing project to become millionaires. Maybe it’s part of a clever plot to make TPB last even longer (Global Gaming might have to let go the property of the site, hading it to other folks of the TPB network, while the former developpers are enjoying their millions somewhere in the Pacific), but to be non-commercial and community-based is perhaps the thing that made TPB live for so long.

  15. Tom says

    MHB,

    I’ve purchased my music on itunes. Today I login to find out they now have multi-tier accounts and that, because of a hard drive failure, I have to repurchase the music I had already purchased once. If I’ve already paid the licensing fee, why should I feel obligated to repay the licensing fee.

    I think the point of most people is that the way they go about business is sort of like the gustapo. Whatever happened to that ole free use clause?

    Maybe someone ought to check if the telephone and radio stations are paying their copyright fees to marconi & tesla family/descendants. Perhaps sue them for a few trillion dollars for copyright infringement for a change and maybe they’ll change their tune.

    They basically want a black age where all media/music/thought/information is controlled, so they can make sure their copyrights are not “infringed”. So come on guys, lets slow down the progress of humanity so some rich fucks in hollywood can buy some more breast implants for their wives!!

  16. lampamp says

    this site is the most important in the world
    because it would save u from spending $2000 to by “genuine” software
    it doesnt matter if the shut down msn, yahoo, thedomains

    BUT DONT REMOVE THE PIRATEBAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE HAVE TO KEEP FIGHTING UNTIL ITS BACK AGAIN!

  17. iPirate says

    The crap movie argument people give only really stands for movies like the recent Transformers. That was a crime against maturity and sequelships.

    But more to the point. I admit that I pirate media, but my only qualm is DRM. I keep an equal amount of money in a bank account to cover the cost of any media I pirate so that when an official DRM-free version comes out, I can replace all my pirated media with official media, and not lose my ability to play that media offline, on any device with enough cycles per second, outputs or pixels to handle the content.

    As a direct result, when the iTunes store went DRM-Free over half that bank account disappeared in a week. I have no qualms about paying a reasonable price for music that I appreciate, as long as that is the end of the matter, no requirements that I have a permanently working internet connection, or any silly little other things like that. I like being trusted like that, it makes me trust them back.

    The only things I pirate these days are high definition movies (I refuse to get Blu-Ray due to the DRM it upholds and its silly HDCP-compatible-device requirements, when my 2007 computer plays those movies fine, and will continue to play them fine without expensive upgrades) and hacks for games to stop ringing home or requiring a working internet connection. I bought the game. End of story.

    If anything, The Pirate Bay represented to me a haven for DRM-free media, where one could go and join the black-market masses in their call for unrestricted media. I still feel guilty for not refunding those original media providers who’s hard work created the originals of those files I was happily torrenting, but I refuse to trust them with my money until I see that they trust me with their media.

    By placing restrictions on a market you only serve to create a black market that cannot be controlled. The more restrictions the fiercer the black market. People will always find a way around DRM. People will always want things for free. People will always leech without seeding and take without giving. But if media companies can change with the market they can stem the flow of illegal torrenting.

    The Pirate Bay wasn’t the only tracker people used. There are VPN networks and proxy systems people can subscribe to around the world that allow sharing of media in nigh untraceable forms. The Pirate Bay was taken down because it was the most popular and accessible. And for that we will all miss it.

  18. MHB says

    Tom

    Not sure how your iTunes.com account works, but mine lets me make multiple copies of all the songs, music videos and movies I’ve purchase on to multiple backup hard drives, so In case my computer take a crap, I still have it.

    Also if you have an ipod and have your library on it and lose your hard drive, you can move the material from your ipod back to your library.

    So the only way you can lose the material is if you haven’t backed it up properly, in which case its like anything else, leave your cell phone at the table in restaurant without cell phone insurance, your going to have to buy a new one.

    iTunes.com also allows you to put the material on 5 computers during your life, so if your hard drive fails before you can de-authorized the account on that hard drive, that will count as 1 against the five and when you reload the material from your portable hard drive to your new fixed hard drive, that will be 2 uses and you still have 3 left

  19. MHB says

    Iscariot

    The founders will only become millionaire if the sale goes through which is looking questionable at the moment.

    Without the sale, as I said in the post, 3 of the 4 already have been found to have no assets.

    When you run one of the most visited sites on the net and have no assets what does that tell you when the guys running it for years have no money, no assets, nothing?

    Not a very successful business model.

    Sure its great for them they get plenty of love from the community of people that don’t want to pay for their music, movies, software, videos etc., but how many of them sent money to them as they requested to pay their legal bills and how many of you are going to visit them in jail.

    none

  20. MHB says

    Freedom

    “””Intellectual Property” is theft from the public domain. The very concept is absurd, an oxymoron even, as no such property ever existed in the first place – someone merely imagined it did, then stuck their guns and government in the faces of those with less power.””

    All laws are created as such aren’t they.

    I mean there is no natural law that say you got to wear a seat belt, or pay your taxes. All laws are pretty much created by man and legislatures.

    Copyright laws are not new.

    They didn’t just come along in the last 10 years they have been around for a long time, but they have adopted to new technology.

    Our industry here at thedomains.com is governed by trademark law, another pure creation of man.

    However all these laws, including patent law, were created so that if you thought up a song and played it for a group of people, no one in the group could take your song, claim it as their own and not pay you for your work.

    See its all about getting paid for your work.

  21. Tom says

    I don’t own an ipod, I’m currently living in the third world, im lucky the electricity and internet work.

    I only had 2 computers authorized (this one being the second, the first one also being this one, i guess having to reformat/reinstall counts as reauthorizing an additional computer, so I can only format 3 more times!)

    I didn’t maintain backups as there was no need, I could just redownload the songs at whim (when i originally signed up). Then they go and switch it up on me. They want me to pay 0.30$ per song to ‘upgrade’ them to the second tier account. Or pay 0.99$-1.29$ per song to repurchase them.

    At least if I purchase a cd (the cost of downloading 16 songs on itunes is more than the cost of a cd in a lot of cases) I would still have a copy of the cd around. But nope, im just screwed.

    You have to admit, the way they’re approaching the whole situation is barbaric and so 15th century. They’re a stones throw from putting 80 year old ladies in the guillotine for downloading green day.

    In the end all of humanity suffers simply because they cant come up with a business model that will survive the 21st century. Perhaps if they were to cut off all the useless dead weight (like paying cyber cops and crap to go around diluting sites like TPB with fake content, virii, etc) they would be able to live in the 21st century.

    I develop open source software. I work my ass off, and give my work away for free to others in the hopes that they can correct mistakes i’ve made or make the software better. So, the whole “what if you made something and then people stole it” doesn’t really apply to me. Or millions of others like me. Not everyone in the pirate society (or people trolling this thread) are socially worthless.

    Whats even worse, monsanto and other green revolution companies are now patenting life, as well as individual genes that make up the human body. And anywhere those genes go the whole organism is owned by the company. So lets say pharmacutical company A owns the patent on the breast cancer gene. If your mother gets breast cancer, are you going to be sitting here writing a post about how wonderful it is that she has to pay royalties for having breast cancer?

    Perhaps you should think about the long reaching implications of the current battle (and what it means to humanity) rather than looking at its face value.

    I would also be really interested in finding out if these companies that are going around charging people lude amounts of money for copyright infringement are infact infringing on others copyrights as well. Such as the example I gave with marconi/tesla and radio, telephone, radio waves, etc. Perhaps you would be willing to do a story on this sometime.

    Or, maybe we could just say all of these corporations aren’t working for the public trust and revoke their corporate charters. Can I get a hip hip horray for that?

  22. Doc the coq says

    Hey MHB
    You live in a slightly skewed world full of cartesian arguements that miss the point. If it was so cheap to buy the material, then most people would start to do that (after all 1$ is not a lot is it).
    So why do 30k people still go to these free sites? Why do thousands watch TV, Movies, sport on P2P sites if it is so cheap to do things all nice and proper?
    Answer: Because it is not so cheap as you say it is. Getting latest material costs 20-30$ or Euros, getting a set of songs (ex Iphones) at 1€ a piece soon mounts up to 20€/$. So all of a sudden your arguement falls down. Secondo, you’re missing the feel good factor of getting stuff for free! Tiertio, most people that use TPB are embracing a certain culture. Talk only of money and costs and you miss the point completely.
    Get into the real world and accept these sites ’cause 1000′s use them. Adapt instead of applying old business rules to a new economy. Big co’s should do the same and use the database of people to make money. If selling TPB as a concept does not persuade you there is value there, sick to the MBA classes…

  23. Tom says

    Something else I would be interested in, is if you were to collect the ip addresses of all these people commenting (specifically the engrish ones). And trace the ip addresses back to see how many are owned by either 1) cybercop type companies 2) record labels themselves. It takes a lot of effort to give something a bad face.

  24. MHB says

    Tom

    Its your choice to develop open source software.

    You could be developing apps for the apple store and have them sell them for you.

    That’s your choice.

    Some people decide they want to do missionary work and help extremely poor people living in undeveloped countries, god bless them.

    But those people are not going to become rich just doing that.

    Money isn’t everything, if you choice to do something you love that doesn’t make any money, then that your choice and be happy with it or change your occupation

  25. MHB says

    Doc

    There is no value and no business model for TPB type of site.

    Allowing the transfer of free legally protected material to people who don’t want to pay $1 for the material is not going to make you rich.

    Your argument is that $1 per song isn’t much but I want 10,000 songs so $10,000 is a lot so it should be free.

    Wow

  26. Tom says

    “They didn’t just come along in the last 10 years they have been around for a long time, but they have adopted to new technology.”

    You’re right here, about 15 years ago the patent office did issue this decree that “anything can be patented except for a full birth human being”. Up until this point, life was not able to be patented.

    I wonder when monsanto is going to start charging not just the farmers/producers royalties for producing the food, but also the consumer at the grociery market. Hey, we have to pay them for all their hardwork in ruining our food and causing tomatoes to give people with fish allergies allergic reactions!

  27. MHB says

    Tom

    Somehow I think the record companies don’t need to be commenting on something they just won.

    Especially when you read the comments are realize that less than 10 of the them are written without profanity, 5 or more spelling mistakes, gramatically correct and make any arguement other than

    “TPB rules man, bring it back because the world sucks without it and its the only reason I even have the internet” etc etc

  28. Tom says

    “Some people decide they want to do missionary work and help extremely poor people living in undeveloped countries, god bless them.”

    And some people decide they want to sell their soul to the devil and take 600,000$ from some guy for downloading 13 songs. I guess this is ok too.

    I don’t want to, and never will sell apps on the iphone. I have considered doing this before there are several **services** i would like to offer. But selling the actual code itself IMO is just wrong. Infact, 99% of my income is from delivering a service to a customer. I make much more from this than I ever could selling my intellectual property.

    Infact, I’ve tried to sell closed source programs before and they flop big time.

    And you are correct, money is not everything, infact its nothing. Money is just a medium for gathering resources to meet your needs. Why do you need more than you need? Do people need to live in huge 10million USD houses? no.

    Think about what could be done if these resources were directed at lets say, building a moon base, or an underwatter depressurized high speed maglev train between asia & us & eu.

    And ontop of all of these arguments. You have the people who actually produce the music (the content creators) sitting there also bitching at the same people we’re bitching at saying they’re not getting enough money per album sold. Of the 20$ spent on a cd, probably less than a few $ at most make it to the actual music/video producer.

    I think a good example of this was the old R&B band TLC who ended up making 30,000$ a year (between all 3 of them, meaning 10,000$ a piece) while their album was platinum++.

  29. Doc the coq says

    Missed the point, MHB.
    There are thousands of sites whose bus models rely on the fact they want people to visit, all legit high profile, big name sites. Why? cause they sell the access to these people. And you suggest there is no bus model for these. As for value, go back to the book kiddo and check what it means or perhaps tell that to Youtube who sold their business for 3bn if I remember correctly and to some unknown business, I recall.
    Again, make the arguement into a bus model and you fail to see the reason so many people go to these sites, share their knowledge and time and let others have access for free. If co’s were not so scared of losing their old economy business, they would catch up. Just because you can buy songs on the net does not stop people buying CD’s. does it?
    Check out some stats in the US (ok so their culture is diff to Eu, agreed..). Most people who download films for free, end up buying a DVD within 1 month. Its a culture and mind set, get out of your box and maybe you can see the reasons…

  30. DirtDonki says

    I guess someone got it wrong again and should check their sources before posting BS stories.

    PB is ALIVE & KICKING and NOONE has gone to prison as an appeal is pending. And in Sweden pending can be a long, long time. :)

    LONG LIVE PB!

  31. MHB says

    Doc

    Nothing wrong with building up traffic on a legit site and then selling it.

    However TPB was not a legit site as the founders have already been convicted and sentenced to jail!!!

    The founders of YouTube.com which did not allow mp3 files to be downloaded did not go to jail and cashed out.

    Different don’t you think.

    Maybe it has something to do with allowing people to download and thereby use copyrighted material in perpetuity rather than just watch it?

  32. Tom says

    Awesome, so you don’t need to be convicted anymore? It’s like the abu ghraib of file sharing.

    “If we think you did something we’ll send you to a torture camp where we’ll beat out of you whatever we already think you did”

  33. MHB says

    Tom

    They have already been convicted and sentenced.

    They had a trial, they had attorneys representing them and now they are appealing.

    1 year in jail and $3.6 Million in fines, unless they win the appeal

  34. Tom says

    “The U.K. government has made new proposals that would see Internet users disconnected if they are *****suspected***** of illicit file-sharing.“

    So, if you live in the UK, your internet gets cut off, and you know you paid the bill… Better take a blow torch to your hard drive. (The outter casing of a hard drive takes awhile to cut through but the platters inside the casing melt like butter)

  35. says

    Yesterday, as all day I could not get to TPB, and all of the trackers related to TPB in the torrents I’m downloading right now were all offline, I have to admit I was SLIGHLY concerned.

    However, I remembered that after that 2006 “raid’ instigated by the US MPAA, the owners of TPB stated that they were ready- At a few hours notice, to totally UP the whole shebang and set it up somewhere else.

    YESTERDAY was the ultimate test of this- Shut down at Black Internet, started right back up on dcpnetworks.net.

    This fist is up the butt of the MPAA!

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