Hans Pandeya Demands Apology From Us; Says He's Now Put Pirate Bay Acquisition On Hold

from the well,-look-at-that dept

After publishing our post on Hans Pandeya's bizarre and ridiculous attempt to buy The Pirate Bay again, after his failed bid last year (while still pretending that bid succeeded), Mr. Pandeya sent us an email demanding that we issue a correction and an apology for our story. Oddly, he failed to point out a single thing we got wrong in the story, so we're not really sure what to correct and don't see any reason to issue an apology. He did, however, send us a link to another press release that he, himself, sent out, claiming that his own company has "put the acquisition on hold." Uh, yeah. Perhaps that's because there's no acquisition to be had. It also claims that GGF is "commencing an arbitration proceeding" to gain control over The Pirate Bay's domain name. That ought to go over well, considering GGF never actually paid for The Pirate Bay and that deal collapsed. It's difficult to see what kind of claim he thinks he has on the domain now. We eagerly await future emails where he explains. Perhaps, next time, he can include more details to back up his claims.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 28th, 2010 @ 3:24pm

    He sounds like a very nice guy.

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    Nastybutler77 (profile), Apr 28th, 2010 @ 3:28pm

    My apology

    I'm sorry you don't realize how the internet works. I'm sorry you think that you can make bogus claims of super software and that everyone will belive you without any proof. I'm sorry you can't understand why you're a knob.

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    baditup (profile), Apr 28th, 2010 @ 3:44pm

    April 28, 2010, 2:42 pm EDT

    that's when he issued his magickal "press release"?!?! Is this guy just totally delusional? I mean, seriously, wtf is going on in this guys brain? Under his logic, anything I pretend to buy is mine, right? SOOOO, I own Park Place and Boardwalk many times over... and apparently I have purchased them from myself, hahahaha...

    Furthermore, it was OBVIOUSLY a reaction to TD's story here as his "press release" came out exactly 40 minutes AFTER the TD story, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....

    can we spell fail? Yep, that's right: H-A-N-S - good job class! \m/

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    McBeese, Apr 28th, 2010 @ 4:11pm

    How funny. A real-life Walter Mitty.

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    interval, Apr 28th, 2010 @ 4:57pm


    Who the *f* is he???

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    lux (profile), Apr 28th, 2010 @ 5:18pm

    I honestly cannot wait to see how this all turns out.

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    Brian (profile), Apr 28th, 2010 @ 6:01pm

    How dare you!

    I mean how dare you guys report facts in a way that properly lays them out so people can understand whats going by doing some research about the issue at hand. REAL news organizations and blogs ignore facts and put a twist on everything and listen to the crazy man who thinks he bought a company that he never actually bought.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 28th, 2010 @ 7:18pm

    Re: Re:


    So many resources are available to you and you waste everyone's time --mainly mine, because I "have" to reply -- by asking such an inane, hopefully, rhetorical, question.

    I can take so many stances against your comment. I just don't know which one to take. The one I deemed funniest is first and then the latter. For anyone reading, I just wrote this to be funny. That is all.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 29th, 2010 @ 5:37am

    It is probably just a "pump & dump" stock scam. You said something to the effect that this guy bought that company's penny stock. Well, he's hoping that associating this company with The Pirate Bay will cause the stock to jump, so that he can sell it and make some money.

    He's just an ass, trying to scam the system and rip people off.

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    liar_spotter (profile), May 5th, 2010 @ 12:27pm

    Dirty liars

    Interesting thing I spotted. Hans Pandeya announced that the acquisition is subject to GGF acquiring TPB. http://app.quotemedia.com/quotetools/newsStoryPopup.go?storyId=30327319&topic=BMSV&symbology =null&cp=off&webmasterId=89753 Nowhere does he, BMSV or GGF claim to own TPB. Techdirt claims that Hans Pandeya claims that GGF owns TPB and then ridicules him. CNET does the same thing. CNET claims that Hans Pandeya has claimed that he paid $10m and ridicules that. Nowhere does he, BMSV or GGF claim to have paid $10m. It says BMSV intends to pay.

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    Mr Pirate Bay, Jul 7th, 2010 @ 4:01am

    my name is my domain

    How can he claim what's already mine? It belongs to me. Really it does. And I'm keeping it a torrent site too. This is my official press realease. LOL

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