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  • The Pirate Bay goes down after Swedish police seize servers

    It seems that The Pirate Bay has been on and off for the better part of the last decade since its inception back in 2003. The servers of the notorious pirating website, The Pirate Bay, as well as its related forum domains have been raided and seized by Swedish police. This comes after years of court cases, arrests, and domain blacklistings from authorities across the globe. TorrentFreak's sources confirm that the police seized control of servers, computers, and other equipment. TorrentFreak reports that the local authorities have in fact confirmed that there has been a raid, with Paul Pintér, police national...

  • The Pirate Bay out on open waters, sets course for Spain and Norway

    Sweden's Pirate Party, after continued pressure from a domestic anti-piracy group, has decided to discontinue its hosting of The Pirate Bay (TPB), the world's most popular file sharing website that has been making copyrighted material freely available since 2001. Being internationally infamous does not help TPB, with many countries not willing to (or dissuaded by international pressure) to host the site. While no one knows for sure the exact location of the pirates, according to TorrentFreak, it has been traced to Scandinavia, courtesy of the Swedish Pirate Party. This prompted Sweden's Rights Alliance, which represents the entertainment industry, to...

  • Recording executives set to be the Dodos of the modern era

    Read this scathing piece by Wired's Tony Long on the recent activities of the now-notorious Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). They recently embarked on a crusade to sue 26,000 people who are downloading MP3s over the internet to "send a message". It appears to be a desperate attempt to keep the last vestiges of their big cash cow going. Eventually, they will lose. The internet has changed the model of...