The Pirate Bay To Sue Entertainment Companies For Attacks

from the could-get-interesting dept

Well, this could get interesting. Following the leak of MediaDefender's emails, the folks behind The Pirate Bay now believe they have enough evidence to sue many major entertainment firms for "infrastructural sabotage, denial of service attacks, hacking and spamming." Basically, there's evidence in the emails that a bunch of firms, including Universal, EMI, Sony, Paramount and others were using MediaDefender to try to mess with The Pirate Bay's system. Whether or not the lawsuit actually goes anywhere may depend on a lot of factors (including Swedish laws, which I am totally unfamiliar with). There may be some questions about how the emails in question were obtained. And, of course, the entertainment companies will likely counter that they were just trying to protect their own materials -- which could find a sympathetic ear in a courtroom. Either way it would be quite a lawsuit.

Filed Under: copyright, denial of service, p2p, sabotage
Companies: emi, fox, paramount, pirate bay, sony, ubisoft, universal

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    Dr. Klahn, 22 Sep 2007 @ 10:51am

    Toss of the coin

    Isn't this a bit like calling the cops when the guy you try to buy pot from robs you?

    That actually was done locally by one of Our Best and Brightest. The transcript of the complaint call to the PD was just a stitch.

    This, I think, is more along the lines of Bill Cosby's "Toss of the Coin." "Cap'n Pirates, this here's Cap'n Establishment. Call the toss, Cap'n Establishment ... OK, Establishment called heads, it's tails, what will you do, Pirates? ... Cap'n Pirates say you boys got to get down ready to hike the ball like usual while their entire team sneaks up from behind and kicks y'all inna nuts."

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