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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Pirate Bay sunk by Hollywood injunction - for now Reply with quote

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The Pirate Bay has (briefly) vanished beneath the internet waves again, after several Hollywood film studios won an injunction against its bandwidth provider CB3ROB via a court in Hamburg.

The injunction (which Torrentfreak says was granted without an oral hearing) prohibited CB3ROB from "connecting The Pirate Bay website and its servers to the internet".

A Pirate Bay source told TorrentFreak that it is already working on a backup solution to bring the site online; the servers themselves haven't been touched (or moved) rom their well-guarded - and highly secret - location; they simply need to be routed through another provider.

That will be hard on both Pirate Bay and CB3ROB - the latter being sympathetic to the Pirate Bay's position on copyright, backing the Pirate Party in the Netherlands (here's a translation of CB3ROB's page on the Pirate Party manifesto).

The Pirate Bay's four co-founders were sentenced to a year in jail and a $3.6m fine in April 2009 after being found guilty of assisting the distribution of illegal content online. Charges against the site, which allows web users to access music, movies and TV shows without paying for them and claimed 22 million users during February, were brought by a consortium of media, film and music companies led by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

A Stockholm court found the four defendants guilty of making 33 specific files accessible for illegal sharing through The Pirate Bay, which means they will have to pay compensation to 17 different music and media companies including Sony BMG, Universal, EMI, Warner, MGM and 20th Century Fox. It is not known whether the reparations have yet been paid.

A Whois search on thepiratebay.org presently shows that it has no connection - the name servers (which provide the lookup for the domain) point recursively to thepiratebay.org, while the traceroute (to the address 194.71.107.15 - assigned to The Pirate Bay) fails at Level 3 hosting.

This is surely not the end of The Pirate Bay - but it may be forced to increasingly desperate measures to keep the site online as film companies keep pursuing it to new territories.

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I can't torrent Linux LiveCD ISO images anymore there? That's just stupid.
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Charges against the site, which allows web users to access music, movies and TV shows without paying for them


I still don't see how this is the case.

You can find those files without the piratebay.org site, right?
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenji Miyamoto wrote:
So I can't torrent Linux LiveCD ISO images anymore there? That's just stupid.

Welcome to global frivolous litigation.
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kenji Miyamoto wrote:
So I can't torrent Linux LiveCD ISO images anymore there? That's just stupid.

Welcome to global frivolous litigation.
Say 'no' to GFL.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was back online when I crawled out of bed earlier this afternoon.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It was back online when I crawled out of bed earlier this afternoon.
Yep.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenji Miyamoto wrote:
Fenster wrote:
It was back online when I crawled out of bed earlier this afternoon.
Yep.


Hmm.. heh, I hadn't seen that. Interesting move by the Pirate Party tbh.. :)
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TPB wrote:
PLZ LEARN: TPB CANT BE SHUT DOWN

LOL!

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S U MITE HAS READ OR NOTICD, PEEPS ONCE AGAIN R TRYIN 2 SHUT US DOWN. DIS WILL NOT SUCCED, LOL. OURS RLY NICE WEBHOST WUZ THREATEND WIF RLY HUGE FINE, SO WE DECIDD 2 MOOV TEH SIET SO DAT THEY DIDNT GOT INTO TROUBLE, LOL. TEH DECISHUN 2 MOOV WUZ TAKEN BY US, TEH PIRATE BAY, LOL.

TEH PIRATE BAY IZ AN UNSINKABLE SHIP. IT WILL SAIL TEH INTERWEBS 4 AS LONG AS WE WANTS IT 2. REMEMBR DAT, K THX.

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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

w1n73rmu7e wrote:
TPB wrote:
PLZ LEARN: TPB CANT BE SHUT DOWN

LOL!

A
S U MITE HAS READ OR NOTICD, PEEPS ONCE AGAIN R TRYIN 2 SHUT US DOWN. DIS WILL NOT SUCCED, LOL. OURS RLY NICE WEBHOST WUZ THREATEND WIF RLY HUGE FINE, SO WE DECIDD 2 MOOV TEH SIET SO DAT THEY DIDNT GOT INTO TROUBLE, LOL. TEH DECISHUN 2 MOOV WUZ TAKEN BY US, TEH PIRATE BAY, LOL.

TEH PIRATE BAY IZ AN UNSINKABLE SHIP. IT WILL SAIL TEH INTERWEBS 4 AS LONG AS WE WANTS IT 2. REMEMBR DAT, K THX.

TPB, ONLY IN IT 4 TEH LULZ SINCE 2003


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Hah, that's hilarious.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenji Miyamoto wrote:
So I can't torrent Linux LiveCD ISO images anymore there? That's just stupid.
Pirate!
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kenji Miyamoto wrote:
So I can't torrent Linux LiveCD ISO images anymore there? That's just stupid.
Pirate!
Arr, I be piratin' open source software!
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Arr, I be piratin' open source software!
You're stealing ``intellectual property!''

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Arr, I be piratin' open source software!
You're stealing ``intellectual property!''

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I'm also stealing Internet Protocol.
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