PirateBay Press Release Regarding SOPA

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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:29 PM
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The Piratebay is still rockin' and rollin' in the free World and has always put up the good fight against what they seen coming a long time ago...They just didn't have the name SOPA back then. BTW, The word SOPA means "trash" in Swedish.


They have even posted all the legal threats on their site for all to see. Not hiding anything. From legalese to their replies...it's all here:

thepiratebay.org...

So here is their Press Release dated today that I thought many might want to view. For those that don't know what the piratebay is, go and have a look. You won't regret it. thepiratebay.org...

Keep Fighting the good fight Pirates!


static.thepiratebay.org...

INTERNETS, 18th of January 2012. PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Over a century ago Thomas Edison got the patent for a device which would "do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear". He called it the Kinetoscope. He was not only amongst the first to record video, he was also the first person to own the copyright to a motion picture.

Because of Edisons patents for the motion pictures it was close to financially impossible to create motion pictures in the North american east coast. The movie studios therefor relocated to California, and founded what we today call Hollywood. The reason was mostly because there was no patent. There was also no copyright to speak of, so the studios could copy old stories and make movies out of them - like Fantasia, one of Disneys biggest hits ever.

So, the whole basis of this industry, that today is screaming about losing control over immaterial rights, is that they circumvented immaterial rights. They copied (or put in their terminology: "stole") other peoples creative works, without paying for it. They did it in order to make a huge profit. Today, they're all successful and most of the studios are on the Fortune 500 list of the richest companies in the world. Congratulations - it's all based on being able to re-use other peoples creative works. And today they hold the rights to what other people create.

If you want to get something released, you have to abide to their rules. The ones they created after circumventing other peoples rules. The reason they are always complainting about "pirates" today is simple. We've done what they did. We circumvented the rules they created and created our own. We crushed their monopoly by giving people something more efficient. We allow people to have direct communication between eachother, circumventing the profitable middle man, that in some cases take over 107% of the profits (yes, you pay to work for them).

It's all based on the fact that we're competition. We've proven that their existance in their current form is no longer needed. We're just better than they are. And the funny part is that our rules are very similar to the founding ideas of the USA. We fight for freedom of speech. We see all people as equal. We believe that the public, not the elite, should rule the nation. We believe that laws should be created to serve the public, not the rich corporations.

The Pirate Bay is truly an international community. The team is spread all over the globe - but we've stayed out of the USA. We have Swedish roots and a swedish friend said this: The word SOPA means "trash" in Swedish. The word PIPA means "a pipe" in Swedish. This is of course not a coincidence. They want to make the internet inte a one way pipe, with them at the top, shoving trash through the pipe down to the rest of us obedient consumers. The public opinion on this matter is clear. Ask anyone on the street and you'll learn that noone wants to be fed with trash.

Why the US government want the american people to be fed with trash is beyond our imagination but we hope that you will stop them, before we all drown. SOPA can't do anything to stop TPB. Worst case we'll change top level domain from our current .org to one of the hundreds of other names that we already also use. In countries where TPB is blocked, China and Saudi Arabia springs to mind, they block hundreds of our domain names. And did it work? Not really. To fix the "problem of piracy" one should go to the source of the problem.

The entertainment industry say they're creating "culture" but what they really do is stuff like selling overpriced plushy dolls and making 11 year old girls become anorexic. Either from working in the factories that creates the dolls for basically no salary or by watching movies and tv shows that make them think that they're fat. In the great Sid Meiers computer game Civilization you can build Wonders of the world. One of the most powerful ones is Hollywood. With that you control all culture and media in the world.

Rupert Murdoch was happy with MySpace and had no problems with their own piracy until it failed. Now he's complainting that Google is the biggest source of piracy in the world - because he's jealous. He wants to retain his mind control over people and clearly you'd get a more honest view of things on Wikipedia and Google than on Fox News. Some facts (years, dates) are probably wrong in this press release. The reason is that we can't access this information when Wikipedia is blacked out. Because of pressure from our failing competitors. We're sorry for that. THE PIRATE BAY, (K)2012



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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:38 PM
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A nice historical lesson about the hypocrisy involved in this dispute between "property" and freedom!

The bill for SOPA appears to be dead for now though! I just posted an thread about in political issues.

Site's like pirate bay do allow for abuses to occur as far as copyrights go, but it also allows so much more free legitimate information to be shared that it's not even a double edged sword in my opinion.

It seems the proles have won this fight for the moment...



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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Whoo Hoo Pirate Bay rocks!!! Down with SOPA ... Power to the People!!!



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:41 PM
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Very well written article.. I remember a few day ago, people wondered if the blackout/protests would have an effect, and I think it did. Lots of people on facebook and twitter commented on SOPA, and most didn't know anything about it until they seen the protests on sites like good, pirate bay, wiki.. ect.

I wish there was a list of websites who protested, because they all deserve credit for standing up.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:41 PM
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I saw this earlier on TPB. Interesting things said about Hollywood. I wonder if the MPAA will respond.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:42 PM
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Wow. Why don't you tell us how you really feel PirateBay? lol

Calling out some major players in the game and throwing it back in their face. Should be interesting!



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by ReadyPower
Very well written article.. I remember a few day ago, people wondered if the blackout/protests would have an effect, and I think it did. Lots of people on facebook and twitter commented on SOPA, and most didn't know anything about it until they seen the protests on sites like good, pirate bay, wiki.. ect.

I wish there was a list of websites who protested, because they all deserve credit for standing up.


Here ya go!

sopastrike.com...

Peace



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:54 PM
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Even without SOPA the bastards here in Holland got this through the courts. I am greeted with the following when viewing piratebay.


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Can't embed my own AS image?
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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Wow!

So like the instructions say get on TOR, whatever that is, and use it lol

It's messed up that the resolutions were slanted around similar time frames....

May I ask when this law was passed in your country?



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Well today an admin on a link site got himself extradited to the U.S. He is a UK citizen, 23 years old and looks like he is going to spend a very long time in a Federal prison being raped and violently assaulted by criminals because he broke some pretty vague laws of a country he has never even been too.

I very much doubt these protests will do anything as long as the people in power, such as judges in the courts are basicaly too old to even comprehend what an internet even is. If someone has no comprehension of a subject why are they allowed to pass sentence on it?. Society and the Law is going to take a good couple of decades before it catches up with technology unfortunately.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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May I ask when this law was passed in your country?
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This law doesnt need to be passed in any country other than America, it is effectively America taking control of the internet throughout all its colonies.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by Ixtab



May I ask when this law was passed in your country?
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This law doesnt need to be passed in any country other than America, it is effectively America taking control of the internet throughout all its colonies.


And truer words were never spoken!

It's all about the far reaching powers of the US and it has to be stopped.

Peace



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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According to my ISP who informed me via a news/email-letter type thing and a post on their website, Stichting BREIN (the org responsible) had a court case recently and won it. The judge ordered that piratebay must be made inaccessible for all residents in the Netherlands within 10 days.
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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
reply to post by AlienStalker
 

According to my ISP who informed me via a news/email-letter type thing and a post on their website, Stichting BREIN (the org responsible) had a court case recently and won it. The judge ordered that piratebay must be made inaccessible for all residents in the Netherlands within 10 days.
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Quite amazing how one person can just dictate what 1,000's of others can or cannot do isn't it?

Peace



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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Through the years they've tried all the tactics here in Holland from kiddy-porn sites to nuclear bomb-making instructions as a reason to implement Internet V 2.0 (meaning blacklisted sites in a growing spiral, Fibonacci style). I'm sick of the Nanny State thinking that is growing more and more globally, rather than nationally.

I mean, when was the last time you stumbled across child molesters or terrorists online? Or in real life for that matter? It's just BS and propaganda so they can get their way and it makes me wanna puke.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:28 PM
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Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
reply to post by jude11
 

Through the years they've tried all the tactics here in Holland from kiddy-porn sites to nuclear bomb-making instructions as a reason to implement Internet V 2.0 (meaning blacklisted sites in a growing spiral, Fibonacci style). I'm sick of the Nanny State thinking that is growing more and more globally, rather than nationally.

I mean, when was the last time you stumbled across child molesters or terrorists online? Or in real life for that matter? It's just BS and propaganda so they can get their way and it makes me wanna puke.


Kinda like using 9/11 to lock down America and destroy the constitution. Sounds very familiar.

The "False Flag" of the internet?

Peace



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 02:26 AM
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Thanks for your post.

Have been reading his email responses since an hour and it is quite interesting and hilarious



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 04:15 AM
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TOR is a proxy program that allows you to hide behind an external I.P. address. TOR uses a list of hosted IP Addresses from all around the world for you to choose from. Normally, somebody could look at your IP and pinpoint just about exactly where you are from.

If your IP address that is showing is your real one, then this link should state where you live:
whatismyipaddress.com...

However, when you use TOR you can browse the internet and you will have a fake address that will pinpoint your location to something like Munich, Germany. TOR is mainly used for browsing the internet, however. This will make sure that the logs of websites will show your fake address. It does not block your IP from non-browser related programs though. For this you would need a real proxy program that blocks all internet related usages.

The most safe means of hiding your information is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). These transfer all your data into encryption and go through multiple protocols to ensure your anonymity. The only catch: you usually have to pay for them - yearly or monthly fees. Very worth it, however.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by Ixtab
Well today an admin on a link site got himself extradited to the U.S. He is a UK citizen, 23 years old and looks like he is going to spend a very long time in a Federal prison being raped and violently assaulted by criminals because he broke some pretty vague laws of a country he has never even been too.


Do you have a link to this arrest? Seems very interesting and within the subject of discussion.

I hope they go easy on him in court and send him back after some community service. I hardly see where this is such a vicious crime that he should spend more time then someone for manslaughter... or even a DUI for that matter.

Let's get real here. Movie stars get paid way too much for reading lines and acting a part. My ex can that just fine... The problem is that we feed it. I personally stopped going to the movies and started watching online about 5 yrs ago, unless I wanted to see something in 3-D. The business charges too much for the show and I do not even want to talk about the $4 soda that I can get at 7-11 for a buck...

Besides, with my 65 inch TV at home I don't have to worry about other people being noisy, parking or outrageous prices. Maybe if you aren't suffering from the way things are ran it's okay, but not for the middle class. Going to the movies is like a week at Disney to these ballers... pocket change...



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 08:52 AM
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This is but a lull in the storm, as the eye passes over us.

What needs to be developed now is a secure, encrypted, anonymous, decentralized parallel internet that is completely free, uncensored, and utilizes the current infrastructure. Perhaps a "TOR v2.0" that is efficient, fast, and reliable. One that can not be taken down, or blocked. One where users can install a client on their systems to access this network without anyone being able to stop the flow of data from their PC to this network, and back.

Coordination for this massive world-wide project must occur now, as the means of communication may soon be killed, and by then it will be too late to do something about it.

Can it be done? Will it be done?
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