How The RIAA/MPAA Helped Catapult The Pirate Bay Into Being One Of The World's Most Popular Sites

from the nice-work,-guys dept

It's been almost exactly two years since the entertainment industry had the US government push Swedish officials into shutting down The Pirate Bay. At the time, entertainment officials went on and on about what a "significant blow" the takedown was against all those folks using the site for unauthorized copies of entertainment content. Of course, as we all know, the site was back up within days -- and thanks to all the media attention about the raid and the takedown, the site's traffic shot upwards to the point that it's now considered to be one of the top 100 sites in terms of traffic. Quite a "significant blow," huh?

Filed Under: bittorrent, file sharing, significant blow
Companies: mpaa, pirate bay, riaa

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    Crosbie Fitch (profile), 20 May 2008 @ 3:19am

    Grand Moff Tarkin: Princess Leia. Before your execution, I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational. No star system will dare oppose the emperor now.

    Princess: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

    Just change the names to RIAA/MPAA and PirateBay and the way the story plays out makes it clear why their corporate qua imperial mindset forced them into contriving their own doom.

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