Found 27th Apr 2009

  1. Misc
  1. Misc

and so she sails on, good stuff.

I thought they were sent to prison? lol

I would have thought that the first thing they would have seized, after the conviction, would have been the domain name.



I would have thought that the first thing they would have seized, after … I would have thought that the first thing they would have seized, after the conviction, would have been the domain name.

they cant do anything its down to the isp and they refuse to take it down without a court/ legal direction

Don’t worry! The Pirate Bay is only temporarily down because its ISP is having issues. The issue is unrelated to the recent verdict and the rumors of a hostile takeover by media industry lawyers. Rumors spread when earlier today when TPB’s RIPE database entry was updated to show Danowsky & Partner, Maqs Law Firm and Svenska Antipiratbyran.

The issue is limited to IPv4. The site is still available over IPv6. Those with native IPv6 connections still have full function of the site. If you want to access the site, you can tunnel or use an IPv6 proxy. Unlike when the site went down during the trial, the trackers are down too. Use DHT to find peers while the tracker is down.

It is unknown when the issue will be resolved.

UPDATE: The down time, caused by a broken fibre connection, was resolved.

Sounds dodgy to me. I won't be using thepiratebay tracker


heres what the isp has to say

Following yesterday's conviction of the four men connected with the popular file sharing site, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is demanding that Pirate Bay website be shut down.

But Internet service providers (ISPs) refuse to cooperate, reports the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper.

Neither has the judgement slowed down file sharing. Several minutes after the Stockholm District Court delivered the verdict, almost ten billion files were being downloaded.

The ISPs maintain that the ruling doesn't apply to them.

"In part, this is not a legally binding decision, but above all, this is a judgement against Pirate Bay and nothing that effects any service provider. We will not take any action (to block) the contents if we are not compelled to do so," Patrik Hiselius, a lawyer at Telia Sonera, told Svenska Dagbladet.

Bredbandsbolaget and Com Hem had the same reply. Jon Karlung, managing director of Bahnhofs, said the judgement does not change anything.

"We will not censor sites for our customers; that is not our job. I am against anything that contradicts the principle of a free and open Internet."

They seized the domain name for isonews after the court conviction.



Sounds dodgy to me. I won't be using thepiratebay tracker

mate its the people who use rapidshare and places like that that need worry the most because they are passing on details to the authourities about users downloading and an uploader that put the metallica album on was arrested and faces prosecution

grassed up

In Germany, the file-hosting service Rapidshare has handed over the personal details of alleged copyright infringers to several major record labels. The information is used to pursue legal action against the Rapidshare users and at least one alleged uploader saw his house raided.

Like many new releases, Metallica’s latest album “Death Magnetic” was uploaded to the popular file hosting service Rapidshare one day prior to its official release date last year. Since users don’t broadcast their IP-address or distribute files to the public directly though Rapidshare, it came as a surprise when the police raided the house of an uploader a few weeks ago.

At first it was unclear how the identity of the uploader was revealed, but today German news outlet Gulli said it had found out that this was likely to be accomplished by creative use of paragraph 101 of German copyright law. It turns out that several record labels are using this to take legal action against those who share music on Rapidshare.

Previously the paragraph was only used by rights holders to get the personal details of those who share copyrighted works on file-sharing networks. It basically enables the copyright holders to get “permission” from a civil judge to ask ISPs to disclose the personal details of a user behind a certain IP. Now, however, this also seems to be the case for file-hosting services such as Rapidshare, which is based in Germany.

This of course opens up the possibility for rights holders to go after a wide range of file-hosting services and potentially even BitTorrent sites. Indeed, everyone who now uploads a torrent file to a site hosted in Germany is at risk of having his personal details revealed. Although it will be impossible to prove that the uploader actually seeded the file it might be seen as assisting in copyright infringement.

Pretty much all torrent sites keep track of the IP-addresses of their (.torrent) uploaders, and if the rights holders can get the IP-address of people who upload to file-hosting services such as Rapidshare, they can easily extend this to BitTorrent sites hosted in Germany. A dream come true for copyright holders, but a nightmare for the privacy of Internet users.

Too bad for Metallica’s Lars Ulrich who only just started sharing files himself.
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