Remember How Shutting Down The Pirate Bay Was A Huge Victory For The Entertainment Industry?

from the how's-that-going? dept

Remember a few months back, when the entertainment industry gloated about their raid of torrent tracker site The Pirate Bay? It was one in a long line of the industry claiming it had made a significant blow against piracy. Of course, as most people know, the site was back up within days and has remained so. In fact, the whole thing acted as a huge advertisement for the site who now reports that they continue to grow rapidly in the months following their supposed death.


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    anthony, Nov 1st, 2006 @ 10:44pm

    HAHAHAHA... stupid entertainment industry.

     

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    james, Nov 1st, 2006 @ 10:51pm

    Thats great. But remember kids, downloading movies and music is downloading communism

     

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    scoots, Nov 1st, 2006 @ 10:51pm

    piratebay response

    start>run>cmd
    tracert piratebay.org

    Take notice of the final line. Piratebay crew is amazing, keep up the good work.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 1st, 2006 @ 10:53pm

    Re: piratebay response

    lol thats awsome

     

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    Steven, Nov 1st, 2006 @ 11:35pm

    HAHAHA

    That is priceless
    for thoese of you too lazy to do a tracert
    the last one is
    hey.mpaa.and.apb.bite.my.shiny.metal.ass.thepira
    tebay.org [83.140.176.146]

    you just cant beat that

    :) Pirating the best way to keep the record and movie indestry honest(well sort of...) with out pirates there is no compation and prices go sky high(er...)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 1st, 2006 @ 11:35pm

    lol that is hilarious, gotta love DNS

     

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    smokebreak, Nov 1st, 2006 @ 11:37pm

    thats friggin great!

    just used the tracert command, and i think it's freakin awsome........

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 1st, 2006 @ 11:42pm

    What happened to the police chief that authorized

    Since Pirate Bay wasn't breaking any laws, the raid on their offices was illegal and probably politically motivated. The end up moving their servers to another country but what happened to the police person that OK'ed the raid? Any legal action against the police for illegal search?

     

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    Poonty, Nov 1st, 2006 @ 11:52pm

    Back to proper stealing

    But if we can't steal music it will be back to cars, handbags and DVDs!!

     

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    Tom, Nov 2nd, 2006 @ 12:00am

    A tracert on my IP shows I'm somewhere in New Jersey. Way off!

     

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    Re: Tom, Nov 2nd, 2006 @ 1:59am

    I give up -where are you really?

     

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    Wolfger, Nov 2nd, 2006 @ 5:09am

    Tom

    Wow... you have a direct link to the internet???
    Or is your ISP in New Jersey?
    Or did you tracert 192.168.0.1?
    ;-)

     

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    Mousky, Nov 2nd, 2006 @ 5:20am

    Perhaps the RIAA should focus on getting its members to promote their products, their artists, their music? Just a suggestion.

     

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    Cura, Nov 2nd, 2006 @ 7:02am

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    Where did you heard that crap? Dont say it loud, becouse some of us had a great pleasure to feel communism on our asses.

     

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    Myrmidon, Nov 2nd, 2006 @ 7:09am

    Perhaps they should...

    Perhaps the RIAA should...

    1. Stop deciding for the public what they ought to listen to and buy via the RIAA's strangle hold relationship with the radio & broadcast media.

    2. Stop ripping off their content producers (the musicians) and start paying them reasonable royalties and pay them *ALL* the money they're rightfully owed. (How many times has the Music industry been sued by the artists who's cause they're supposedly championing?)

    3. Stop price fixing CD costs and gouging the living crap out of the buying public. (Frankly I wouldn't even mind current prices that much if most of the money went to the artists, but it sure as shit doesn't.)

    If the businesses that are the core of the RIAA want people to obey the law - then they ought to start by setting a better example. When I hear the term "RIAA" all that comes to mind is 'Thieving Pukes!'

    As for the MPAA - hell, you'd think they'd be glad that people are even bothering to download their crap. 95% of what comes out from the MPAA these days is nothing short of cultural nerve gas. It's 'teh suck'. I've seen far more Indie & Non U.S. produced films this year there were worth watching than anything from the MPAA's stable. Which is damn sad. More often than not, I got to a Hollywood picture and come out thinking "Damn, I want those hours of my life back!" I for one am not downloading MPAA content.

     

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    Justor, Nov 2nd, 2006 @ 8:30am

    James you are total ass. You are not worthy of a PC, take and shove it in your big mouth

     

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    casey kochmer, Nov 2nd, 2006 @ 9:25am

    Re: HAHAHA

    I love the pirate bay. They are a class act while not being afraid to say it as it is!!

     

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    Ortzinator, May 20th, 2008 @ 8:51am

    Re: What happened to the police chief that authorized

    Not sure what the laws are in Sweden, but in the US a search warrant doesn't require proof of illegal activity, only a reasonable suspicion. Meaning just because someone is found innocent, that doesn't make the entire investigation illegal.

     

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