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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    I CAN HAS VICTORY?!, 20 May 2008 @ 8:30am


    Software and entertainment piracy just makes sense. If you don't provide a way to acquire it legally, I'm going to download it. If you attempt to violate my computer with intrusive nonsense that screws up my other applications, then I'm going to pirate it as well.

    Like BSG for instance... I don't have TIVO, I can't go to their website to view it like NBC's Heroes tv show let you do, and it's not out on DVD. Solution? Download it.

    It's that simple.

    It's not a tangible item and I'm not distributing it for money, there fore it's legal. Entertainment companies are just trying to squeeze blood from a stone. They don't need my 10 bucks when they're already making multi millions per weekend.

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