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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    Sneeje, 20 May 2008 @ 8:59am

    Riiiiiggght.

    Two wrongs make a right, up is down and white is black. How about, if you can't afford something or more likely don't believe that the price is worth the value to acquire something legally, you do without? There's an idea.

    I dislike the music industry and RIAA as much as anyone, but I can't accept the ethics of rationalization or "end justifies the means." This logic is too situational to be applied consistently.

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