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The Pirate Bay
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PIRACY, n. Commerce without its folly-swaddles, just as God made it.
--Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"
The Pirate Bay (also known as The Pirate Gay and The Virus Bay) is the internet's largest source of illegal software through completely legal BitTorrent tracking. Through the use of superior Internets and the "godlike" country of Sweden, The Pirate Bay's efforts of spreading Photoshop, movies, games and otherwise super expensive shit went largely unhindered, despite copious amounts of legal threats from dumbass Americunts and Jews.
The Pirate Bay was forged at least 100 years ago from the fighting spirit of free souls by Swedish gods, its servers forged from the metal of Thor's hammer and was stolen from Valhalla by the anti-copyright guild Piratbyrån. After many generations, the guild Piratbyrån slowly died out and The Pirate Bay was left in the hands of one last individual. However, this chosen one did not guide the pirates out of darkness and instead sold The Pirate Bay to Swedish gaming group, Global Gaming Factory. The chosen one then moved to Israel to hang out with his fellow Jews and fuck his fortune in the ass while cutting coupons out of the newspaper.
Despite being in Sweden and completely out of American jurisdiction, Jews still believe that they can waggle their guns at The Pirate Bay and demand the removing of torrents. This is a common occurrence, and an entire section of The Pirate Bay has been devoted to it, bringing much lulz.
A good example of this is WEB SHERIFF.
The man once raided Pirate Bay's servers in an attempt to get back the MPAA's Jew gold. However, it was back on the tubes the next day, and all that was found on the drives they lifted were over 9000 naked pictures of Jimbo Wales.
UK Blocks TPB
The British Phonographic Industry spent several months crying to the courts about how great artists like Adele were losing virtually nothing due to TPB. And so it was that the corgis of censorship made some ISPs block their customers from TPB. British servants responded to this action by having a cup of tea and firing up their seven proxies.
Things the Pirate Bay is useful for
Recent MediaDefender Drama
Reports recently surfaced that The Pirate Bay is filing lawsuits against MediaDefender (of MiiVi infamy), a fail anti-piracy organization hired by large media corporations (ie. Universal, Fox, etc.) to fight copyright infringement on their behalf. MediaDefender's recently leaked emails (torrent link) as well as a 25 minute phone call to the New York State General Attorney following the leaks have afforded plenty of lulz amidst the burgeoning drama.
On April 17, 2009, in a blinding flash of judicial stupidity, Swedish courts determined that the four founders of The Pirate Bay were "guilty of providing a conduit for others to break the law, rather than breaching copyright themselves". They were sentenced to a year in jail, and ordered to pay 3.56 million dong in damages. Since this broad definition of a "crime" applies to almost every fucking website in existence, the ruling is expected to be overturned in the very near future.
—Peter Sunde, co-founder of The Pirate bay, hitting the nail on the motherfucking head.
Crooked Judge Is Crooked
Shortly after the controversial verdict was issued, it was discovered that the presiding judge in the Pirate Bay case might have a conflict of interest big enough to drive a tank through. Judge Thomas Norström, in addition to ruling in copyright cases, also just happens to be a member of the Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Swedish Copyright Association. He claims that he's a member of these groups "to stay abreast of the legal issues surrounding copyright". His status as a board member of one group, in which all three entertainment industry plaintiffs are members, seems to at least give the appearance of impropriety.
—Judge Thomas Norström, the best judge money can buy
To add to the flames, the defense has now made allegations that not only was the judge a little bit biased, but the courts, who are supposed to randomly choose judges, may have not been so random to set up the pirate bay and take off with all their jew gold for RIAA and the MPAA and other Jews.
Adding insult to injury, the aforementioned corrupt suckers of jew-cock have now denied the appeal of the defendants.
A court injunction filed last Thursday ordered Cyberbunker to unplug the site or face two years in prison or a $250,000 fine for each example of copyright infringement found on The Pirate Bay. The site went down May 17th, 2010 due to the injunction and was brought back to life via a Phoenix Down a day later. The main page of TPB feature(s/ed) a picture of a laughing kitten and the caption: "I'ms in your skynets, lollings aways ats yours futiles attempts ats contrllings our internets." in response.
On June 30, 2009 The Pirate Bay announced it had sold its soul to becoming legitimate like Napster. As everyone expects, this is a major blow to pedophiles across the globe who will now have to find a new site to browse with their dicks hanging out.
Suggestions for TPB Users after the buyout
- format /q c:\
MiniNovainstead - HOLY SHIT OWNT BY THE MENZ - go here insteadDEAD
- Masturbate furiously while commenting on their blog
- Kill yourself because the internet as we know it is coming to an end
- Beat your wife mercilessly until a consistency of skittles is achieved
Swedish Pirate Party
- See also: Wikipedia:Pirate Party (Sweden)
Founded by Rick Falkvinge, who ran the party 5 years from 2006 to 2001, it is now headed by vice-leader Anna Troberg in 2012.
On 31 May 2006 Swedish police raided a facility hosting The Pirate Bay (and Piratbyrån, along with over 200 other independent site owners, hosted at the same facility), leading to a breakthrough for the Pirate Party in the public eye. Before the raid, the Party was steadily growing with some ten new members every day, but the raid caused a surge of 500 new members by the end of the day, with a membership count of 2,680. The next day another 930 people had registered membership, giving a total of 3,611 members, more than doubling their original number. During parts of 2006 Mikael Viborg, who is also known as the legal advisor of the popular BitTorrent tracker, The Pirate Bay was a board member of the Pirate Party.
On 3 June 2006, the Party performed a "pirate demonstration" in Stockholm and Gothenburg. The demonstration was in collaboration with the youth sections of some other political parties (the Young Liberals, Young Greens and Young Left). Within a few days the file sharing issue had become the focus of national debate, followed by national as well as international media. Along with criticizing the approach to restricting Pirate Bay's file sharing by the Minister for Justice Thomas Bodström, the right to free information and rule of law became the Party's main standpoints.
As of mid-2009, the Party had over 49,000 members, making it the third largest party in Sweden in terms of members. Large increases in membership were associated with the controversial FRA law regarding government surveillance, IPRED law regarding copyright holder access to ISP subscriber information and the trial against The Pirate Bay. On 17 April 2009 the court reached a guilty verdict in the Pirate Bay trial and on the same day and the day after a total of over 9,000 new members joined the Party.
In April 2009, after The Pirate Bay trial verdict, the Pirate Party gained 3,000 members in 7 hours, making it larger than 3 of the 7 parties in the Parliament of Sweden, by member count. One week later it reached 40,000 members – compared to 15,000 members before the verdict – and now has more members than 5 of the 7 parties in the Swedish Parliament, with over 50,189 members as of 15 September 2009 making it the 3rd largest political party in Sweden.
On 18 May 2010, The Pirate Bay started hosting its site through bandwidth delivered from the Pirate Party.
There are three major pirate organizations in Sweden: the political Pirate Party, the now-defunct NGO Piratbyrån (Pirate Bureau), and the BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay. Of these three, Piratbyrån and The Pirate Party share a common history but are now separate, whereas the Pirate Bay developed on a completely separate though parallel track and is unrelated to the other two. In response to an injunction that temporarily shut down access to The Pirate Bay, on 18 May 2010 the Pirate Party became the site's ISP, stating that “It is time to take the bull by the horns and stand up for what we believe is a legitimate activity.”
Falkvinge, after stepping down, resurrected some anti-CP law sentiments, and in September went on a series of drama-inducing rants about it.
Well it is 2012 and the buyout never happened, again. The Pirate Bay has been outlawed in many European countries including England. Not to be worried though, as there are over 9000 mirrors popping up all over the Internets allowing for unrestricted use of The Pirate Bay, no matter which fascist union you were cursed with residency of.
The temporary death and bastardized rebirth
On December 9th, 2014, the Swedish feds raided the building where the servers for Pirate Bay was hosted in. Despite the site bragging that their servers were "raid proof", not creating a back up archive and also slacked off on launching the cloud servers for the site and lying about having multiple servers in multiple countries earlier, they were seized like asspies. After many porn monglers noticed the site was down, they flocked to other torrent sites that they never cared about before. But no need to fear, isoHunt is here...to create their own version of Pirate Bay, although they claimed it's an exact copy of the original's database, it lacks the content that was originally there, making it virtually useless until all the items are re-uploaded. Co-founder, Pete Sunde blogged about the shutdown and was happy that it was dead because of all the porn advertisements plaguing the site with OJ dick formula & Russian mail brides and the lack of "soul" of the community. It might be for the greater good of the internet, but who knows what will happen next?
In December 2014 Swedish police in Stockholm rekt The Pirate Bay's servers and seized equipment, shutting down the site temporarily. These events are still in development, however, the good folks at isohunt claimed to have cloned the database at oldpiratebay.org, but are obviously talking out their asses as missing are 95% of the torrents, including a lot of the torrent backups for ED. Plus TPB is now back at .se so it really didn't do anything.
After the domain coming back online in late December 2014, and clues and countdowns appearing on it for a month, TPB's index was brought back online, although temporarily without the moderators because one of them had revealed the server location to feds.
- Operation Payback
- Stichting BREIN
- WEB SHERIFF
- The Pirate Bay
- TPB Blog - This is the blog entry where they admit to their sellout faggotry
- Glowball Gay Ming Faggotry - The company that is buying TPB out. I wonder who they are shills for.
- The Pirate Bay: Legal threats - The lulzy legal threats TPB has received, complete with retorts in broken English!
- Steal This Film: A movie about the history of Pirate bay (torrent link of course).
- Yahoo! Answers on how to use the Pirate Bay
- The Pirate Party sets up proxy to aid the public in circumventing government ordered filters blocking TPB
- The Proxy Bay
- The Pirate Bay Proxy List (PBPL)
- Official ED TPB proxy
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