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  • APHIZM 17 Apr 2009 11:14:46 129 posts
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    He should be locked up for that beard.
  • coastal 17 Apr 2009 11:15:18 5,382 posts
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    i'll be organising a flashmob-stylie fileshare party in a park in the summer somewhere in London. You're welcome to feign interest

    bring your externals

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • UncleLou Moderator 17 Apr 2009 11:18:09 35,491 posts
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    Nice guys, eh.

    Fanatical ideologists.
  • Deleted user 17 April 2009 11:31:59
    Hmm not heard about that, I'd agree that not taking that torrent down is in amazingly bad taste. Freedom is important, but I think everyone could find some common ground in not having pictures of dead kids available online..... Y'know, most normal people anyway.....
  • jellyhead 17 Apr 2009 11:38:18 24,350 posts
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    That happened in september last year according to the date on the article, is the torrent still up?

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  • Pike 17 Apr 2009 11:56:20 13,446 posts
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    otto wrote:
    Bloody hell that makes me cross, very surprising verdict, no doubt they'll appeal.

    This verdict is irrelevant. They will appeal and it won't be until the supreme court decision, a few years from now, when we get a final verdict. Also, theis is a decision where only one of the judges is a legal professional and the rest are layman judges.

    All in all, good PR for The Pirate Bay.
  • PearOfAnguish 17 Apr 2009 12:00:25 7,194 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Bad PR because people will be afraid to use it

    Doubt it, was the operators of the site that got in trouble, not the users. They'll go right on downloading.
  • Pike 17 Apr 2009 12:03:29 13,446 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Bad PR because people will be afraid to use it

    The risk for the users of pirate bay is not affected by this decision. The only thing that happens is that TPB get free publicity, and that The Pirate Party get a nice boost in their EU Parliment campaign .
  • ecureuil 17 Apr 2009 12:05:59 76,652 posts
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    EverAfter wrote:
    Hmm not heard about that, I'd agree that not taking that torrent down is in amazingly bad taste. Freedom is important, but I think everyone could find some common ground in not having pictures of dead kids available online..... Y'know, most normal people anyway.....

    Tough one. I assume they don't allow any child pornography on there, and perhaps they should have removed that, but in a way I can see where he's coming from.
  • ecureuil 17 Apr 2009 12:09:15 76,652 posts
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    And there will be an equally large amount of people whose eyes will have been opened to torrenting since this whole thing began. Even my dad started using Pirate Bay after reading about it on the BBC the other week.
  • Chopsen 17 Apr 2009 12:47:44 15,833 posts
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    Prison? Blimey. Didn't expect that.
  • Syrette 17 Apr 2009 12:48:22 43,232 posts
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    If they got sent down that'd probably set a precedent, given Pirate Bay doesn't host the files, it just directs you to them. Like search engines for instance...

  • Deleted user 17 April 2009 12:50:27
    foreverafternothing wrote:
    If they got sent down that'd probably set a precedent, given Pirate Bay doesn't host the files, it just directs you to them. Like search engines for instance...

    Yep, google worked better for torrents than TPBs search ever did.
  • Grunk 17 Apr 2009 12:51:49 4,718 posts
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    City planners should then be held to account if thieves use roads for their getaway.
  • Syrette 17 Apr 2009 12:53:22 43,232 posts
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    boabg wrote:
    foreverafternothing wrote:
    If they got sent down that'd probably set a precedent, given Pirate Bay doesn't host the files, it just directs you to them. Like search engines for instance...

    Yep, google worked better for torrents than TPBs search ever did.

    Not just torrents really, I can find the vast majority of media I want to pirate by simply Googling for Rapidshare/MegaUpload files, as well as the odd torrent.

  • TheSaint 17 Apr 2009 12:55:42 14,263 posts
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    Didn't America basically force the Swedish government to take this to court even though it isn't actually illegal their?
  • Grunk 17 Apr 2009 12:55:58 4,718 posts
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    Hmm I wonder what life is like in a swedish prison...

    /internets.

    /signs up to pirate bay.
  • Deleted user 17 April 2009 12:59:00
    Pirate Bay gives legitimate murderous ocean-based pirates a good name.
  • Grunk 17 Apr 2009 13:01:31 4,718 posts
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    Actually America is pretty introverted, they probably think Sweden and Somalia are the same place.
  • Pike 17 Apr 2009 13:02:08 13,446 posts
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    foreverafternothing wrote:
    If they got sent down that'd probably set a precedent, given Pirate Bay doesn't host the files, it just directs you to them. Like search engines for instance...

    Yes, which is why this decision doesn't matter, apart from being great publicity for TPB and campaign material fot the Pirate Party, since it is sure to be appealed and will be decided in higher instances.
  • spindizzy 17 Apr 2009 13:03:50 6,433 posts
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    Wow. Prison. I have to say I really didn't expect that.
  • Chopsen 17 Apr 2009 13:07:26 15,833 posts
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    Thing is, they wilfully, deliberately, set it up to aid people infringe copyright. Even after they got in to trouble about it, they did nothing to try and prevent people using the site for piracy.

    It's a bit like saying you should get away with killing someone by knocking someone down because all you were doing was driving down the road and although you could see someone running towards you and knew they'd hit your car and even moved your car to the left so you KNOW you'd hit them, it isn't your fault because driving a car on the road is not in itself wrong.

    (bad analogy)
  • DFective 17 Apr 2009 13:11:09 2,013 posts
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    Let's start the escape plan now guys. We gotta fight for freedom!
  • Red-Moose 17 Apr 2009 13:19:57 5,346 posts
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    If I give back all the downloads I've gotten do I get off?

    /uploads entire stash
  • PearOfAnguish 17 Apr 2009 13:20:32 7,194 posts
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    Truk wrote:
    I was under the impression they were found guilty of aiding the illegal downloading of copyright material. I can't believe anyone would try to claim they weren't.

    Well, exactly. This isn't entirely surprising.

    The comments on their blog are quite amusing, the way their fans write you'd think these guys were civil rights campaigners who were being tortured or something, rather than some clever Swedish chaps offering loads of movies, games, books, music and TV series to download for free. I download something almost every day, largely movies and TV shows, but I'm not deluding myself into thinking I'm fighting The Man by grabbing a DVD rip off usenet.
  • Deleted user 17 April 2009 13:21:16
    Did they make any money off TBP?
  • spindizzy 17 Apr 2009 13:22:21 6,433 posts
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    Truk wrote:
    I was under the impression they were found guilty of aiding the illegal downloading of copyright material. I can't believe anyone would try to claim they weren't.

    From reading the bbc, I thought that they were found guilty of copyright infringement? I didn't even know there was such a crime as 'aiding the illegal downloading of copyright material'. The thing is, morally of course they're in the wrong, but legally I thought their case seemed pretty good. I was expecting a fine at the most...
  • spindizzy 17 Apr 2009 13:23:03 6,433 posts
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