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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2012, 08:04:17 AM »
Well their next step will be of course a mass scrubbing of the internet...Google and Twitter have already started.

http://news.discovery.com/tech/twitter-censors-120128.html

http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/01/22/is-google-selectively-censoring-content-on-its-blogging-platform-blogger/

As if all this wasn't bad enough they are also calling for Pre-Crime snooping software to determine your hostile intents.  >:(  I wonder how the police will act when the software implicates our leaders? "It must be a glitch in the system."  ::)

http://www.pcworld.com/article/248908/fbi_to_build_social_network_spy_app.html#tk.rss_news

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2012, 02:19:07 PM »
ACTA  Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Full Copy of the act here...

Swedish Supreme Court Rejects Pirate Bay Appeal
Andy Chalk | 2 February 2012 7:54 am




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It's game over for the founders of The Pirate Bay, as the Supreme Court of Sweden declines to hear their appeal.

Jail sentences and stiff fines now appear inevitable for Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström, the founders of The Pirate Bay who were convicted of violating copyright laws in Aril 2009. At the time, Per Samuelsson, a lawyer for Lundström, described the verdict as "outrageous" and immediately announced that it would be appealed, saying, "This is the first word, not the last. The last word will be ours."

That prediction turned out to be somewhat less than accurate, however, as the final word actually came from the Supreme Court of Sweden and turned out to be nothing more than a rather anti-climactic "Pass, thanks." That dead-end at the Supreme Court means that the sentences handed down by a Swedish Appeals Court in late 2010, which reduced the prison sentences but dramatically increased the fines, will stand. The defendants can, and in at least one case will, take the appeal to the European Court of Justice, but that won't prevent the sentences from being carried out.

Swedish Supreme Court Rejects Pirate Bay Appeal

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2012, 07:58:10 PM »
Another one Bites the Dust

Torrent sites are running scared... in the light of Megaupload and Pirate Bay arrests


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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2012, 01:41:43 PM »
The Pirate Bay Says Goodbye to (Most) Torrents on February 29



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The Pirate Bay has confirmed that all torrent files being shared by more than 10 people will be deleted on February 29. The decision is causing a small panic among the site’s users, but in reality little will change as all files will remain available through magnet links. The Pirate Bay crew told TorrentFreak that this is merely a “step forward in technology” and confirmed that the site is here to stay.

For half a decade The Pirate Bay has been the leading BitTorrent site, but soon its users will no longer be able to download .torrent files.

The first step in this direction will be taken on February 29, the Pirate Bay announced today.

Instead of deleting all torrent files at once, the Pirate Bay crew will start with all files that have more than 10 peers. This is to guarantee that people will still be able to download less popular files, which tend to start slower through magnets.

While there are fears that this is the end of The Pirate Bay, nothing could be further from the truth. For users of the site the upcoming switch is expected to go smoothly.

People will be able to download all files as usual, but instead of using a .torrent file downloads will be initiated through a magnet link. The actual content of the .torrent file will then be downloaded from other people instead of the Pirate Bay’s servers.

The Pirate Bay Says Goodbye to (Most) Torrents

BitTorrent Magnet Links Explained

Magnet links


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Magnet links though are just links, they have no files associated with them just data. The links are an evolving URI standard developed primarily to be used by p2p networks. They differ from URLs, for example, in that they don't hold information on the location of a resource but rather on the content of the file or files to which they link. Technically, magnet links are made up of a series of parameters containing various data in no particular order. In the case of BitTorrent, they hold the hash value of the torrent which is then used to locate copies of the files among the peers. They may also hold file name data or links to trackers used by the torrent. You can check out the entry on Wikipedia for a more detailed technical description.

With magnet links, BitTorrent indexers don't have to store any file at all, just a few snippets of data leaving the individual client apps to do all the heavy lifting. In fact, magnet links can be copy-pasted as plain text by users and shared via email, IM or any other medium. For the indexer sites, the allure is clear, using magnet links makes it harder for them to be accused of any wrong-doing in court. Theoretically, magnet links should not have any disadvantages for the users over .torrent files either. It would also potentially make downloads faster as it would enable the clients to download from peers which have identical files but with different names, for example.

BitTorrent Magnet Links Explained

So instead of file sharing from Pirate servers... it seems this magnet system bypasses servers and shared directly p2p (computer to computer)

More on it here at ATS... not my line of expertize or interest

The Pirate Bay Says Goodbye to (Most) Torrents on February 29

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2012, 01:51:07 PM »
Utah “Strike Force” Honored for Copyright Raids

Video at Link Not on YT Yet

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The video above depicts a police raid on the home of someone suspected of pirating music. It’s one of a number of raids conducted by a special copyright enforcement “strike force” set up by Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.

The music industry couldn’t be happier.

  • The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) presented the honorary gold record to Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and each member of the SECURE Strike Force for their unprecedented numbers of arrests and seizing of pirated music.

        “Usually you have to sell a lot of albums to get a Gold record, but this is a great recognition for recovering thousands of forged CDs,” says Shurtleff. “These pirated discs represent lost jobs for businesses and lost taxes for state coffers.” . . .

        “Those are real results,” said RIAA Anti-Piracy Executive Vice-President Brad Buckles. “On behalf of the major U.S. music labels, we are pleased to present Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and members of the SECURE Strike Force with honorary Gold Records as a token of our appreciation for all the hard work they’ve done to meaningfully address piracy on the streets of Utah.”

        In an effort to boost the state economy, the SECURE Strike Force was launched in June 2009 to stop major crimes of music piracy, and the illegal aliens involved. Suspects have been undocumented residents charged with forgery, racketeering and piracy, but agents have also seized drugs, fake government documentation, and several thousand pirated movies.

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Utah “Strike Force” Honored for Copyright Raids

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2012, 02:16:27 PM »
Now over at ATS, in this thread...

Utah "Strike Force" Honored for Copyright Raids

most of the posters are up in arms about loosing their 'right' to copy stuff from the net. :P While I do not agree with the way the current war on copyright is being handled, freedom of speech and copyright theft are NOT the same thing.  So far all the cases that the police have been involved with are after those making money... Megaupload made $175 million on membership fees

The whole system is wrong, but one does have to look at both sides.

In THIS case of the UTAH Strike Force... after looking into the details of the real story, I whole heartedly support the action... as I said THIS CASE. This is not about the SWAT team kicking in the door of some kid pirating a few music downloads... and I can see why they took SWAT along for these Banditos...

Utah SECURE Strike Force Cracks Down on Pirated Movie and Music Discs

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Uploaded by utahag on Feb 14, 2011

A strike force aimed at stopping major crimes committed by illegal aliens has made Utah's biggest bust involving illegally pirated CDs and DVDs. The Utah Attorney General's Office SECURE (Statewide Enforcement of Crimes by Undocumented Residents) Task Force announced the results of the crackdown that resulted in the arrest of 6 suspects and the seizure of nearly 50,000 illegally pirated movies and music discs.

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It is also about time that the police video tape their busts. At least in some cases it helps to bring out the real truth. Not sure why they didn't do this sooner :D

That doesn't mean that there are no bad cops or busts, but at least this time we get the real story

ILLEGAL ALIENS ripping us off yet again... I have zero sympathy for them... and on top of that even arresting them is paid for by us tax payers

Perhaps the old firing squads were not such a bad idea... bullet only costs 49 cents

Kitty agrees... :P


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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2012, 02:29:38 PM »
Seems its a HUGE problem - world wide

Camden piracy raid nets illegal DVDs and CDs

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Pirated DVD Raids in the Philippines: TV Patrol ABS-CBN

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Biggest illegal DVD & CD bust in Australian history

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2012, 03:06:45 PM »
Well their next step will be of course a mass scrubbing of the internet...Google and Twitter have already started.

Yeah they are all running scared. Youtube has been doing that as well... hundreds of videos coming up now with the "removed for copyright violation... user account suspended" notices

The flip side of that of course is that these YT film makers are just copying anything they think is cool and posting their videos based on other people's work to get popular and in many cases to get money from YT. If they actually had to create their own, there would be a lot less videos on YT :D

But the laws are written so that everyone need to be careful. I have a database of over 6,000 files.. most of them I am 100% positive are in the public domain, but I cannot be sure on all of them.

The weird thing about all this copyright stuff is that there is no clear cut definition.

A radio or TV station broadcasts a song or a film... its out there in the airwaves..
Companies make tape recorders and video recorders so you can record a copy...

So that means you are allowed to make a copy or the machines themselves would need to be illegal. Otherwise what is the point? The FBI warning stresses "No COMMERCIAL copying"  Software programs allow you to make a backup copy or copies to other computers in your possession...

So the problem is there is no way to know where the line is...

Naturally making  many copies for sale is obviously theft...

But if you have a few friends over and play a movie CD that you have legally purchased... technically you are in violation because you are technically performing that movie thus robbing a theater of the ticket sale or robbing the store of another purchase. Giving friends a coy, same thing

This is why SOPA failed  it is has not clearly defined the issue. At least congress saw that it was too broad in scope.

The really dumb thing is that copyright law was first introduced in Britain, NOT to protect the author/artist but to protect the PUBLISHER's profits

And that is why many artists and authors today are opting into the Creative Commons licensing.


But not all is bad news...

Supreme Court already ruled against ASCAP when they tried to make music downloads illegal. This is actually a very important case for the average downloader that has no criminal intent, but just wants the music to enjoy.

Supreme Court Refuses to View ASCAP Appeal
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The United States Supreme Court kicked off its new term Monday morning by tackling issues such as FCC regulations, immigration and healthcare reform. The court however refused to review many arguments, which piled up over the summer, including a complaint from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

After losing a case in September (U.S. v. ASCAP) regarding copyrights for digital downloads, the ASCAP appealed that verdict to the SCOTUS claiming that, “Copyrighters must me compensated.”  Additionally, the ASCAP noted that 390,000 members license music through this organization and must receive the proper loyalties for their work.

At issue was a violation of the Copyright Act (2009) which states that to perform a work means to recite, render, play, dance or act it either directly or by means of any device or process (Reuters).   The court disagreed that the digital downloading of music violated any of these terms.

Reuters reports that U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli stated, “the appeals court's ruling was correct and comported with common understanding and sound copyright policy,” agreeing that digital downloading is not “a performance of work.”

In addition to the ASCAP case, the SCOTUS rejected over 1,800 appeals on Monday morning.

Supreme Court Refuses to View ASCAP Appeal

The important statement here is..

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In the future of this technological age, the Copyright Act may very well be violated as the possibility of digital downloads considered to be a performance of work nears.  Amid their handling more pressing issues such as strengthening the states’ power on immigration laws and healthcare reimbursement rates, it is comforting to know that the Supreme Court still maintains a standard of taste: a digital download does not constitute performance art.

There it is again... the "PERFORMANCE OF WORK" issue


But the really laughable thing on the internet today is that every New Service has those SHARE THIS STORY with Twitter, Facebook, Google, Dig  It and what have you...

Kind of an oxymoron if you ask me :D

Here are a few of the headlines against ASCAP... seems some broacasdters are on our side

ASCAP & BMI - Protectors of Artists or Shadowy Thieves?
http://www.ram.org/ramblings/philosophy/fmp/royalty-politics.html
Indeed, ASCAP has been sued on mob-like charges numerous times, and in the important ASCAP vs. Buffalo Broadcasting case in 1980-82, ASCAP lost in ...

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers - Wikipedia ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/.../American_Society_of_Composers,_Authors_and...
"ASCAP" redirects here; it is not to be confused with ASGAP. .... During this period, ASCAP also initiated a series of lawsuits to recover the position they lost during the ... In 1981, ASCAP prevailed against CBS in an eleven-year-old court case ...

Connecticut Town Tells ASCAP, BMI, SESAC To Get Lost Over ...
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090625/0143055354.shtml
Jun 25, 2009 – Connecticut Town Tells ASCAP, BMI, SESAC To Get Lost Over Royalty Bills ... In this case, however, our main source is The News Times.

It's Not Stealing, It's Sharing: The Most Important Legal Cases That ...
http://blog.tunecore.com/2011/09/its-not-stealing-its-sharing.html
Sep 1, 2011 – In a subsequent action, ASCAP also lost its case against DMX. ASCAP's fees were reduced below those set by the BMI rate court. Both cases ...

Supreme Court Denies ASCAP Appeal | Music News | Rolling Stone
http://www.rollingstone.com/.../supreme-court-denies-ascap-appeal-20111...
Oct 4, 2011 – ASCAP lost the case in September of last year, but the performing rights organization had hoped to overturn the ruling in order for its clients to ...

Supreme Court Refuses to View ASCAP Appeal | Ology
http://ology.com/politics/supreme-court-refuses-view-ascap-appeal
Oct 4, 2011 – After losing a case in September (U.S. v. ASCAP) regarding copyrights for digital downloads, the ASCAP appealed that verdict to the SCOTUS ...

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2012, 03:37:19 PM »
Images and Photographs

Everyone wants to use cool photos to illustrate their webpages, me included. It breaks the monotony of just text in endless blogs...

Now it is actually very easy to find images on the web that are in public domain... just take a few minutes to check.

Anything from NASA and the military and most government agencies, barring cited exceptions, are in the public domain because tax payers already paid for them. This in most cases even allowes you to sell copies (example a calendar of NASA images) with no more than a due credit included under the image required.

Many artists are allowing you use of their images for your website with the following conditions.. a non printable grade web photo, clear notice of copyright owner and link to their work. Boris Valejo is a prime example of this. Smart man... his art is advertized free all over the net :D

His art has been around a very long time... brings out the true warrior in you :D




Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell

You can buy his art and that of Julie Bell (whom he taught) here;
http://www.imaginistix.com/

So not everyone is so stuck up on copyright.

I see photography sites that allow you free web copies for non commercial use... and I see photography sites that plaster big copyrights over the picture...  I can tell you which artist I am most likely to buy from or support :D

Then there is the cace of the Museums. When they started to photograph their art and objects and publish them on their websites, they naturally wanted to have copyright.

But the courts ruled against them, citing that simply taking a photograph of art or objects that are in the public domain already does NOT constitute a new copyright

Good thing, otherwise if you took picture of a statue and put then on your trip blog, the maker of the statue might sue you for copyright :P

This applies to lists and catalog images as well... you cannot copyright a list or photo of an item

Here is the big case that set precedence

Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.

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Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp., 36 F. Supp. 2d 191 (S.D.N.Y. 1999), was a decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, which ruled that exact photographic copies of public domain images could not be protected by copyright in the United States because the copies lack originality. Even if accurate reproductions require a great deal of skill, experience and effort, the key element for copyrightability under U.S. law is that copyrighted material must show sufficient originality.

Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp

So sometimes "We the People..." win a few, but it usually takes a big guy to make it a court case, becuase us little guys don't have the money or the clout needed to get heard



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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2012, 06:11:35 PM »
Short of cutting off the internet, nothing is going to stop file sharing no matter how much legislation they try and throw at the problem. Build a better mouse trap and along comes a better mouse...  ;D

Interesting article about the next generation internet protocol dubbed "Tribler"...

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The never-ending war between copyright holders and online pirates just entered a new phase. However, this time hackers are armed with the ultimate weapon that may grant them victory.
The new software called “Tribler” is the new weapon in the battle for Internet liberty and does not need a website to track users sharing torrent files.
According to The Raw Story, it is a “peer-to-peer network protocol that enables computers to share files with thousands of others.”
For many this could be the solution movie and music pirates have been waiting for. Essentially it leaves no accountability for website owners.

http://rt.com/usa/news/internet-war-new-tribler-941/

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2012, 09:32:19 PM »
Here is some GOOD NEWS - literally

I was making some posts recently and one of the news Sources has had a major policy change..

The Washington Times

At the bottom of there articles is an option for a printable version of the story, like many news sites offer  but they have added THIS

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© Copyright 2012 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

So they have now made it possible for you to reprint the ENTIRE article to your own website for FREE so long as you leave their ads in place

Its called iCopyright







I guess this is the Washington Times response to this mess created by AP (Associated Press)

AP Goes After Bloggers For Posting Article Headlines And Snippets

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Last fall, the Associated Press claimed that it was ready to change to face the new internet world -- and that meant not just being a gatekeeper, but joining in the conversation. As we noted at the time, though, AP execs said all that, only to immediately follow that up with plans that looked like it was trying to become a new type of gatekeeper. It didn't help that the company had also just sued VeriSign's Moreover division for linking to AP stories along with a title and a tiny excerpt. That sort of thing is clearly fair use -- but the AP doesn't seem to think so.

And, now, it's expanding its target list. Rather than just going after the big aggregators (surprisingly, Google settled), it appears that the Associated Press is going after bloggers for merely posting a linked headline and a tiny snippet of text from the article. In this case, Rogers Cadenhead informs us that the AP sent 7 DMCA takedown notices last week to his site,

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On the face of it, it's nearly impossible to see how this isn't fair use, even though an AP representative insists it's not:

    The use is not fair use simply because the work copied happened to be a news article and that the use is of the headline and the first few sentences only. This is a misunderstanding of the doctrine of "fair use." AP considers taking the headline and lede of a story without a proper license to be an infringement of its copyrights, and additionally constitutes "hot news" misappropriation. - AP

Hopefully, they won't send a takedown notice for quoting that. This is pure bullying on the part of the Associated Press, and a clear overstepping of its legal rights

AP Goes After Bloggers For Posting Article Headlines And Snippets

Associated Press Digs Its Own Grave Deeper; Wants To Create Its Own Fair Use Rules

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from the that's-not-how-it-works dept

On Friday, the story about the Associated Press threatening a blogger for using short snippets of AP stories with links back to the original as somehow being copyright infringement got a ton of attention. It was a clear case of the AP overstepping its bounds -- which goes against everything the organization claimed it would do. As more and more people complained, the AP figured it needed to do something to respond to the complaints -- though, it's choice of somethings proved rather ill-conceived.

Associated Press Digs Its Own Grave Deeper

iCopyright Sues AP... Saying It Didn't Promote The 'Pay Up To Quote 5 Words' Service

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from the isue dept

You may recall, a couple of years back, the Associated Press got a ton of negative attention for threatening bloggers who "quote too much" of AP articles. Soon after that, we were among those who noticed that the AP had a deal with a company called iCopyright, which seemed to suggest that "fair use" quotes were limited to four words or less. After that, rates started at $12.50 to quote five words.

iCopyright Sues AP... Saying It Didn't Promote The 'Pay Up To Quote 5 Words


So it would be prudent to stay away from Associated Press article for now  :o
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« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2012, 02:30:08 PM »
Book Publishers ‘Shut Down’ Library.nu and iFile-it

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he book download portal Library.nu and cyberlocker ifile.it appear to have ‘shut down’ voluntarily after a coalition of book publishers managed to get an injunction against the two sites. According to the complaint, the sites offered users access to 400,000 e-books and made more than $11 million in revenue in the process.

libraryDuring the past week users of the popular book downloading portal Library.nu started to notice that the site no longer carried links to files.

Today delivered another surprise when the site suddenly began redirecting to Google books.

Initially it was unclear what motivated the site’s owners to take these drastic actions, but a statement by a coalition of the world’s largest book publishers including Cambridge University Press, Harper Collins, Elsevier and John Wiley & Sons, seems to have cleared up the mystery.

The publishers obtained an injunction against Library.nu and the cyberlocker ifile.it from the regional court in Munich. They claimed that both sites were operating an unauthorized “internet library” that made available more than 400,000 high-quality e-books. In addition, the publishers said the sites made $11 million in revenue.

Book Publishers ‘Shut Down’ Library.nu and iFile-it


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« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2012, 05:04:27 PM »

i would say that paper books will be a highly prized commody in the future
real treasure
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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - PIRATEBAY GOIN DOWN
« Reply #58 on: March 09, 2012, 10:57:53 AM »
Better get your torrent fix on the piratebay. Swedish cops are going raid the pirates servers and take em down. This just leaked, warrants prepared and the pirate knows its coming.

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Swedish authorities have reportedly secured warrants and are planning to raid The Pirate Bay. Unnamed Pirate Bay team members speaking with TorrentFreak claim to have learned that the raid is currently being planned by Swedish police, and they expect the operation to target Pirate Bay servers and the site’s new .se domain. Law enforcement officials in Sweden first raided The Pirate Bay in 2006, and the company’s founders were eventually sentenced to jail and forced to pay millions in fines. The service remained online, however, and it is still operational today. “The Swedish district attorney Fredrik Ingblad initiated a new investigation into The Pirate Bay back in 2010. Information has been leaked to us every now and then by multiple sources, almost on a regular basis. It’s an interesting read,” The Pirate Bay said on its blog. “We can certainly understand why WikiLeaks wished to be hosted in Sweden, since so much data leaks there. The reason that we get the leaks is usually that the whistleblowers do not agree with what is going on. Something that the governments should have in mind – even your own people do not agree.”



fROM THE PIRATEBAY BLOG


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New TPB investigation leaked
TPB is not hosted in -insert country here-, as far as we know. "As far as we know?" you might ask! Yes. TPB is set up in a very special way to make sure that it will stay up. This means that noone really knows exactly where the servers are, but we've made sure to stay out of the United States of Arrogance and some other countries where the governments do not like free speech.

The only box someone could find is the one in the front, that needs to be public. We have multiple of those, scattered like diarrhea around the world. They contain no storage device, no graphics card. Only a network cable, a cpu and memory. Being nice people, we've put small easters egg into each box though, for the hard work put into finding that public machine! Nothing dangerous though, just funny.

Even though this means that TPB can never be pin-pointed to a certain country, the Swedish district attorney Fredrik Ingblad initiated a new investigation into The Pirate Bay back in 2010. Information has been leaked to us every now and then by multiple sources, almost on a regular basis. It's an interesting read. We can certainly understand why WikiLeaks wished to be hosted in Sweden, since so much data leaks there. The reason that we get the leaks is usually that the whistleblowers does not agree with what is going on. Something that the governments should have in mind - even your own people does not agree.

Since our recent move to a .SE domain the investigation has been cranked up a notch. We think that the investigation is interesting considering nothing that TPB does is illegal. Rather we find it interesting that a country like Sweden is being so abused by lobbyists and that this can be kept up. They're using scare tactics, putting pressure on the wrong people, like providers and users. All out of fear from the big country in the west, and with an admiration for their big fancy wallets.

We're staying put where we are. We're going no-where. But we have a message to hollywood, the investigators and the prosecutors: LOL.

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« Reply #59 on: March 09, 2012, 02:08:23 PM »
So where does one stand whith there avatar pic ?
Are millions breaking the law ?
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