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PIRATE BAY SUES INTERNATIONAL MUSIC INDUSTRY

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posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 04:59 PM
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PIRATE BAY SUES INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY


gizmodo.com

Oh, Pirate Bay. You know just what to do to get people's attention, you rabble rousers. In February, The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI; essentially, the international RIAA) went to court and got Danish ISP Tele2 to block access to the famous BitTorrent tracker. It now appears that the courts are going to side with The Pirate Bay on this one, and if so, guess what? The Pirate Bay is going to sue the music industry for damages. Gotta love it.

If they're able to win, they plan to use the money for good, not evil.

(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 4/16/2008 by die_another_day]




posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 04:59 PM
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We will demand an amount of cash that we feel will be reasonable (Not counting like Ifpi themselves, we actually understand economy a bit more). With the money (when/if we get it) we will start a Danish grant if possible. The grant will give out money to Danish aspiring artists for making music and releasing it for free. And all will be sponsored by Ifpi since they tried to # those people over. Poetic justice.


So the infamous pirating organization Pirate Bay is sueing the music industry? WTH. And they seem to be winning.

I really don't know who would win... greedy corporations or guerillas?

gizmodo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 05:23 PM
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It's good to see someone stand up to this group of extortionist. I feel the RIAA can be beat on several constitutional grounds, but it will take deep pockets.



posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 05:32 PM
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Bravo to the owners of Piratebay
the IFPI or what ever they want to call them selves should go and hang them selves. the asses have tried to get the ISPs to monitor their clients internet usage.

wait BT do that to their customers already.

hope they get a good claim




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