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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    Nate, 20 May 2008 @ 3:28am

    Like kids...

    It is kinda like when parents make too big a deal of keeping their kids out of the liquor cabinent. The minute you leave those kids alone, the curiousity is going to get the best of them...

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