1. syb0rg's Avatar
    Looks like the pirates bay has been shut down and the 3 owners fined 6.5million USD, with 4mths-1yr in jail.

    Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde, and Carl Lundstrm the founders of the wildly popular torrent site The Pirate Bay have had their previous convictions upheld by a Swedish court of appeals. While the three defendants did see their prison sentences reduced, the court did increase the fine levied on the the trio from 30 million kronor to 46 million kronor (USD $6.5 million). In April of 2009, a 1 year jail sentence was handed down to all three defendants, the new sentencing has the Swedish residents spending between 10 and 4 months behind bars: Neij, 10 months in prison; Sunde, 8 months in prison; Lundstrm, 4 months in prison.

    In two years, this type of piracy will be over, said Ludvig Werner, chairman for the Swedish arm of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. After a ruling like this and all the pioneers start to get older and have children and families, piracy wont occur to this extent.

    Christian Engstrm, a Pirate Party member of the European Parliament, refutes that claim, The judgement has no meaning for file sharing. It has continued to increase from year to year and the technical capabilities continue to develop.

    No word on what impact, if any, this ruling will have on The Pirate Bay website.
    11-26-10 11:23 AM
  2. middbrew's Avatar
    So, do you think this will take down the site? Or stop others?
    11-26-10 10:55 PM
  3. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Homeland Security is already shutting down piracy sites - read it on CNET.
    Bet you didn't know terrorists brought bombs into the US via torrents :rollseyes:

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    11-27-10 02:03 AM
  4. hootyhoo's Avatar
    The site is still up.
    11-27-10 02:03 PM
  5. lolreconlol's Avatar
    If this actually goes through, it'll just be the end of one site if it even shuts down.
    11-27-10 03:24 PM
  6. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    Yarrrgh mateys! Pirates be never going away, they simply be getting sneakier in the future...
    11-27-10 04:41 PM
  7. syb0rg's Avatar
    So, do you think this will take down the site? Or stop others?
    I read an article over the weekend that said the FCC is looking for Congressional support to put together a small task force that would shut down all piracy sites. Since The Pirates Bay was just thrown into the public eye i'm sure they'll be the first to go.
    11-29-10 08:25 AM
  8. syb0rg's Avatar
    Yarrrgh mateys! Pirates be never going away, they simply be getting sneakier in the future...
    I agree 100% but if that task force gets put together, it'll be really tuff..
    11-29-10 08:28 AM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    Big brother IS watching these days unfortunately.
    11-29-10 09:29 AM
  10. syb0rg's Avatar
    Big brother IS watching these days unfortunately.
    Yep Yep, i agree 100%. But it's still SUPER easy to remain non-traceable.

    THAT is why MAC Address white listing is so important along with Encryption.
    11-29-10 09:40 AM
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