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Italian Recording Industry Sues Pirate Bay As Well

from the but-of-course dept

Another day, another lawsuit for the Pirate Bay team. This time, it's taking place in Italy, where the local recording industry associations FIMI (Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana) and FPM (Federation against Musical Piracy) have announced plans to sue three of the individuals believed to be responsible for The Pirate Bay. This isn't a huge surprise. A year ago, after complaints about The Pirate Bay, a court ordered ISPs to block access to the site, only to have a court overturn that ruling. And, of course, in the end all it really did was bring a lot more attention to The Pirate Bay in Italy. Considering that The Pirate Bay doesn't appear to have any operations in Italy either, it's not entirely clear that this lawsuit actually matters. And, also, there's the issue that the three guys being sued here claim to not have any ownership of The Pirate Bay at all.

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  • identicon
    CleverName, 31 Jul 2009 @ 5:04pm

    For what ?

    copyright infringement?

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    Dark Helmet (profile), 31 Jul 2009 @ 5:13pm

    Sigh

    Dear Europe:

    I want to introduce you to a great modern day tool: the dictionary. It's awesome. If you have any questions as to the meaning of words, you open up the fuckin' book, find the word, and BAM!......meaning.

    Might I suggest, just as an aside, that you open the book to the "S" section and take a look at the definition of sovereign. It's a keen little word that basically states that you've all lost your goddamn minds.

    Oh, and look, if you WANT to be the United States of Europe, go right ahead. But no more Italian food...no no no, that's European food. The Greek ruins? European ruins. Stonehenge? Europehenge.....wait....

    In any case, you don't wanna do that, trust me. You're charm is your significant cultures crammed into diverse little subsections, all of you with your own batshit customs and rules that make sense to no one but you, but are a source of pride for those in your country. Hey, take it from an American...at least you have a culture. All we can do is ruin yours.

    Good night, and good luck.

    Love,

    Dark Helmet

    PS. That's enough with the antisemitism you idiots. If I were you, I'd be a lot more concerned with all the Swiss and German last names in your banks...

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    Liz, 31 Jul 2009 @ 6:50pm

    While I see the humor in your post, I'm tired of this, "America has no culture," crap.

    America has culture. Not just as a singular nation (The United States) but regional as well.

    As for ruining culture? Personally I blame the Entertainment Industry's legal arms for that one. It's akin to the act of conquerors cutting the heads off of statues and burning manuscripts!

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      aguywhoneedstenbucks (profile), 31 Jul 2009 @ 7:12pm

      Re:

      You ain't never been here in Texas, Miss Liz. We ain't got no kinda culture here.

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      Dark Helmet (profile), 31 Jul 2009 @ 7:13pm

      Re:

      Liz:

      I understand exactly what you mean. Please understand that when I talk about America, I generally talk about the American Empire, not American citizens in generality.

      The Empire is the business/government. Funny how it's the tourists that get smacked with the retribution.

      DH

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    Anonymous Coward, 31 Jul 2009 @ 7:54pm

    The only real culture in america is the stuff growing out by the cesspools.

    That being said, back to the story:

    TPB guys are seeing what it's like to have a crack in the armor. I would suggest they better work double time to hide the money and sell off the last of that GGF stock (now we are seriously on the shorting side of this one to make money). The party is over, it's just a matter of time before the legal issues exceed whatever money you can squeeze out with your razzle dazzle moves.

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  • identicon
    Fiik, 1 Aug 2009 @ 6:04am

    Quote From TPB

    Nice graphs for the law firms who don't get the hint above:

    (we used to have a nice graph here, but it's simpler to just say: 0 torrents has been removed, and 0 torrents will ever be removed.)

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    TPBer (profile), 1 Aug 2009 @ 6:26am

    @ #6

    "TPB guys are seeing what it's like to have a crack in the armor"

    You appear to be the one on crack, it is never going away, and like #7 stated , 0 torrents will ever be removed.

    Do you even know what torrents are? Maybe you should write a nice letter to the TPB guys, they need some new material for their legal threats page.

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 Aug 2009 @ 10:08am

      Re: @ #6

      Nothing personal, but you really need to get out of mom's basement. The lack of sunlight is stunting your intelligence.

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        Luci, 1 Aug 2009 @ 8:05pm

        Re: Re: @ #6

        Ahh, the coward appears. Very nice troll post, there. Tell me, did you get your degree from a Cracker Jack box, or is it just crack you're on? A torrent, by itself, is not infringing material. That would be like being charge for armed robbery for picking up a map because it shows you how to get to both a gun store and a bank.

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          Anonymous Coward, 2 Aug 2009 @ 6:30am

          Re: Re: Re: @ #6

          More like a box with a gun, a map to the bank, and a recording of "how to rob a bank" and a stick up note. Oh yeah, they give you a taxi ride to the bank and push you up to the teller and stand right behind you to make sure you do it right.

          Accessory. Next.

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    Suzie E100 Mortgage, 1 Aug 2009 @ 10:24am

    Copyright infringement

    Blimey they seem to be copping it. I do have to say though that if CDs and music related items weren't as overpriced as they have been, eg if a cd was £5, I would buy more Cd's. £16.99 is just ridiculous so I go without a lot.

    They got too greedy at the record companies, they call it "developing talent" and investing in other artists, what other business can do that? Maybe they need to educate their talent scouts!

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    Fin, 1 Aug 2009 @ 4:48pm

    "TPB guys are seeing what it's like to have a crack in the armor"

    and

    "Nothing personal, but you really need to get out of mom's basement. The lack of sunlight is stunting your intelligence."

    Translation: Internet technology? You mean that evil thing that's killing my bosses' coffers? Everything has to go. And don't even think of using the word rights ever again. It's copyrighted. No pun intended. Sorry If I sound arrogant. Can't help it. I'm smart and, unlike India and China, creative.

    Hope translation helped.

    My country's educational system beating yous at the moment and since I can remember. That's a fact.

    The Copyright Masters defeat internet technology. That's a delusion.

    As in The God Delusion. Only bigger.

    Fin.

    Ps- Sorry for possible language mistakes.

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    MadJo (profile), 3 Aug 2009 @ 1:36am

    [aol]me too[/aol]

    Oh goody a me-too action from all the recording industries in the world.

    First the US, then the Dutch, now the Italians.

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    Suzie Jones, 3 Nov 2009 @ 8:51am

    Pretty serious stuff I would say.

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    soft, 22 May 2010 @ 12:06am

    soft

    thank you

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    lkj]n, 30 May 2011 @ 8:55am

    lkj]n

    very goooooooooooooooooooooooood

    http://www.n-khvoq.com

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