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Greece sells airspace to The Pirate Bay.

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posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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OK, so I must admit that I am a little confused here on this one. So I ask the more tech savvy ATS folks to help out and perhaps break this down for the rest of us.

Knowing TPB and what they do, my first guess is a way to circumvent the hammer coming down on them for the torrent sharing even tho they have recently switched to magnet links and no longer host.

I know there's a lot more here so have at it ATS. What does this all mean? I know some will get it...


And the part of Greece getting paid? Beautiful!

Peace

thepiratebay.se...

Greece sells airspace to TPB FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Athens, Greece - Political power in Athens, Greece, today signed an agreement with representatives for The Pirate Bay (TPB) about exclusive usage of the greek airspace at 8000-9000ft. - This might come as a shock for many but we believe that we need to both raise money to pay our debts as well as encourage creativity in new technology.

Greece wants to become a leader in LOSS, says Lucas Papadams, the new and crisply elected Prime Minister of Greece. LOSS that he is referring to is not the state of finances in the country but rather Low Orbit Server Stations, a new technology recently invented by TPB. Being a leader for a long time in other types of LOSS, TPB has been working hard on making LOSS a viable solution for achieving 100% uptime for their services. - Greece is one of few countries that understands the value of LOSSes.

We have been talking to them ever since we came up with the solution seeing that we have equal needs of being able to find financially sustainable solutions for our projects, says Win B. Stones, head of R&D at TPB. The agreement gives TPB a 5 year license to use and re-distribute usage of the airspace at 8000-9000 ft as well as unlimited usage of the radio space between 2350 to 24150 MHz.

Due to the financial situation of both parties TPB will pay the costs with digital goods, sorely needed by the citizens of Greece.




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posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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it means that if the feds wanna shoot down the pirate bays servers they have to engage in shooting down their drones that will be flying above greece
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posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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Greece sticking it to the governments who screwed their country?
Gotta love it,what pray tell,will the TPB be doing with this airspace?



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by Szarekh
Greece sticking it to the governments who screwed their country?
Gotta love it,what pray tell,will the TPB be doing with this airspace?


the pirate bay wants to put their servers on drones and fly them so that they can not be seized



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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Greece really needs the cash. . .
and it seems like Greece is giving TPTB the proverbial finger!
with this will come more airspace owned by 3rd parties and more servers will be in the air

is there potential for an internet completely separate and safe from any kill switches?



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 05:23 PM
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If they will be using drones then I think that will cost a lot of money but I know only that the military ones are expensive, perhaps there are cheaper ones available.

My guess, regardless of whatever craft they may or may not use, is a UMTS (3G) or WiMAX (4G) link to whatever it is they have in the air providing reasonable bandwidth. If your frequency figures are not a typo, they leave plenty of room for future growth and/or commercial services which they could farm out to other companies.

The general and basic rule of radio frequency is, the higher the frequency, the more bits it can accommodate although wireless communications is far from my specialisation. In plain speaking, you can pump more data through a higher frequency link although there are many other techniques that have been developed to address the throughput problem.

ETA My provider has been forced by the Judges in Holland to block all access to TPB. Not that I used it anyway but it still feels wrong and possibly the start of more bannings. I know there are ways round it but I just don't have the need for it.
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posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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Seriously?
You know this news was released on April 1 right?



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by trouble_every_day
Seriously?
You know this news was released on April 1 right?


I believe we have a winner!


As I said in the OP, some will get it.

Peace



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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Them using Sealand might be an option for the servers, but it seems just as laughable as using Greece's airspace.

arstechnica.com...



A few weeks ago, Fox News breathlessly reported that the embattled WikiLeaks operation was looking to start a new life under on the sea. WikiLeaks, the article speculated, might try to escape its legal troubles by putting its servers on Sealand, a World War II anti-aircraft platform seven miles off the English coast in the North Sea, a place that calls itself an independent nation. It sounds perfect for WikiLeaks: a friendly, legally unassailable host with an anything-goes attitude.

But readers with a memory of the early 2000s might be wondering, "Didn't someone already try this? How did that work out?" Good questions. From 2000 to 2008, a company called HavenCo did indeed offer no-questions-asked colocation on Sealand—and it didn't end well



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