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by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
hans pandeya

Companies:
ggf, the pirate bay



GGF Shareholders Approve Pirate Bay Buy... But No One Knows Where The Money Is

from the still-sketchy dept

We're among those who think it's quite questionable as to whether or not the acquisition of The Pirate Bay by GGF will ever really go through. GGF's CEO Hans Pandeya has had a lot of trouble answering basic questions ever since the deal was originally announced. The company has had trading in its shares halted twice now, and many of the "big name" people that Pandeya used to show he was legit have separated themselves from the company -- often questioning Pandeya's ability to do this deal. So, lots of people are interested in the news that GGF shareholders have apparently "approved" the deal. But, that's somewhat meaningless as there still remains little evidence that GGF can actually scrape together the money needed to complete the purchase. This whole thing has been pretty questionable from the start, and there's nothing yet that suggests there's a real deal here at all.

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    pacman, 28 Aug 2009 @ 4:57am

    Big deal

    I love/loved Pirate bay. But when you think about it it, it was/is just a tracker site. Most of the loyal followers have moved on to the hundreds of other torrent sites and settled in. What i find interesting is the press that this is getting. What i mean is that in the past know one would even look twice atr the goings on about the downfall and sale and possibly rebirth of a torrent site, as now the story is all over the internet. I submite that torrent sites are getting more mainstream media coverage, perhaps this is a precursor to a more future where torrenting is more accepted and widely used even tolerated by big __AA's in the form of some kind of deal with the sites or ISP's.
    One thing is for sure, Models have changed today in a very fast way, Long gone are the old ways of renting a movie from the store or buying a music cd. people want there music and movies on demand. Give the people what they want.

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