Record Labels Demanding Cash From Pirate Bay Founders

from the good-luck dept

While The Pirate Bay case is still on appeal, the major record labels would rather not wait for due process, and are now demanding that two of the site's founders pay up, since the site is still operating. You may recall that, separate from the original ruling against The Pirate Bay, the court later granted a different injunction against Gottfried Svartholm-Warg and Fredrik Neij from even working on the site. The record labels are arguing that since the site is still operating, those two must still be running it. It's worth noting that both of those guys no longer live in Sweden -- and both insist that they have stopped operating the site (though who knows if that's true). Either way, it's somewhat entertaining to watch how desperate the labels are to make something stick on these guys.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 12th, 2010 @ 6:59pm

    Here, to save you the trouble of trying to "discuss" with The Anti-Mike, a list of fallacious argumentative techniques.

    http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 12th, 2010 @ 7:03pm

    Copyright infringement is bad because it's illegal and it's illegal because it's bad.

    I hope the recording industry gets the money so the recording industry can give it all to the struggling artists.

    Poor struggling artists. See how they struggle? Pity the poor struggling artist.

    I hope the recording industry wins.

     

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    Burgos, Jan 12th, 2010 @ 7:28pm

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    Yeah! Poor Lars Ulrich. You know, I saw him driving a tuktuk yesterday. I wanted to ask him why he was doing it but it was obvious that he has no more money because he lost it to all the pirates.

    I hope the recording industry wins so Lars won't need to drive a tuktuk anymore.

     

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    Brian (profile), Jan 12th, 2010 @ 8:30pm

    Well if these guys would just stop putting everything in a single ship then the pirates could only touch bits of their stuff. Gotta split it into multiple ships so the pirates might pillage one or two ships but the others will remain safe and most of your assets make it across okay.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 12th, 2010 @ 9:35pm

    We the RIAA would like to sue you for your parrot and wooden leg.

     

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    supporter of the pirates, Jan 13th, 2010 @ 2:20am

    hmmm

    Hi

    please if they want the money why they do not sue all the search engines around the world. all of them works similiar way. type in google anu sort of think you are looking for and you will find that the show you same thinks as they would in the pirate bay

    get a life people

     

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    Svante Jorgensen (profile), Jan 13th, 2010 @ 3:09am

    Strange logic

    Following the same logic as the labels, George Washington must still be president, because the USA is still running.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 13th, 2010 @ 4:17am

    Re: Strange logic

    Barely :p

     

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    Mike, Jan 13th, 2010 @ 5:45am

    For what?

    They want money for what exactly? There is no money here that belongs to them. They would not have received any money from us for downloading torrents from other peoples computers, and if it wasn't TPB it would have been someone else we got the .torrents from. TPB didn't share the files, WE did. On top of that, when will the artists actually be paid?

     

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    SomeGuy (profile), Jan 13th, 2010 @ 10:22am

    Re: hmmm

    They don't do this because it couldn't end well for them. At best, they would just lose the court case, but at worst it could set a legal prescedent that guys like The Pirate Bay could use to get around them. It's unlikely that Google would cave to the RIAA, and they have enough legal guns of their own that it would be a more-fair fight.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 13th, 2010 @ 10:58am

    Re: For what?

    When they stop signing with the record labels.

     

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    Tom Landry (profile), Jan 13th, 2010 @ 4:40pm

    I beleive after the raid a few years ago the founders claimed the had set up the site in a way that it could not pulled down again from a single location. Not being an IT person I have no idea what they could have done but, it looks like they did something right....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 13th, 2010 @ 5:11pm

    how do we get rid of all these illegal sites? I hope they go down

     

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    The Coward Cruncher, Apr 15th, 2010 @ 11:59pm

    13 - you capitalist buzzard-fucks will be rid of the "illegal" and completely moral free sights only when the last buzzard-fuck like you is dead!

     

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    The Coward Cruncher, Apr 16th, 2010 @ 12:02am

    13 - you capitalist buzzard-fucks will be rid of the "illegal" and completely moral free sights only when the last buzzard-fuck like you is dead!

    Or we will be rid of you!

     

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