The Pirate Bay up and running again
Well, this is an interesting story to watch. If you haven’t lived under a rock the last couple of years, you’ve heard about the pirate bay, a search engine for .torrent files which (mostly) link to pirated material. May 31st the Swedish Police raided the hosting company where TPB was hosted, and shut down all the routers (not just TPB ones). Anyway, today – The Pirate Bay is back up – branded as “The Police Bay”, and with a fresh logo as well:
Those guys are priceless. I mean, they’re hardcore pirates. Or – are they pirates? It will be interesting following this case in Sweden, because TPB is nothing but a search engine for .torrent files – not much different than Google. You can find the same files searching Google – so if the pirate bay is illegal, then Google is as well. The only difference between the two search engines is that on the pirate bay you can only find .torrent files, most of which link to pirated material. On Google you can find that – and more.
I guess the MPAA don’t feel as smug this morning as they did then they released the press release entitled “Swedish Authorities Sink Pirate Bay“. Besides the fact that a bay can’t be sunk – they didn’t sink it, they just made it inoperable for three days ;).
Comment by Sam on 2006-06-03 12:52:40 +0000
“Or – are they pirates?” It’s an interesting question. We will see.
Comment by a on 2006-06-03 17:20:42 +0000
you can search for JUST torrent files on google.
Comment by Googler on 2006-06-04 02:20:50 +0000
They are pirates. You can leave messages wiseass here, that won’t stop the fact that they are pirates. A for your conclusion: they are pirates. And you can wait, talk smart and wait for the rest of your company life ;o)
Comment by Googler on 2006-06-04 02:30:46 +0000
“Or – are they pirates?” It’s an interesting question. We will see. That sentence implies you find them guilty. Can you define what you found them guilty for?
Comment by Googler on 2006-06-04 02:32:39 +0000
BTW, love the article :o)
Comment by Kebap on 2006-08-22 20:16:34 +0000
Maybe they are the Police, and log all your traffic! :o
Comment by Bjørn on 2006-08-23 21:36:01 +0000
heh, I don’t think so …