Wednesday, March 21, 2012

ARRRRR MATEY! THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE PIRATE BAY

Chances are that if you have ever downloaded a movie, a song, a television show, a comic, a book or a video game from the internet, you have utilized a torrent site. Chances are that torrent site was The Pirate Bay!

In a landmark Swedish court case,  the four pirates responsible for running the the world’s most high-profile file-sharing website were sentenced to prison for violating copyright and running the most notorious file sharing site on the web. They were also ordered to pay $6.5 million in damages to a number of entertainment companies, including Warner Bros, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI, and Columbia Pictures.

The crew over at Geeks Are Sexy say  the locations of the men behind the Pirate Bay, which is still operational, may be known but the location of the servers and the site itself is a mystery.

"the site itself is listing some creative ideas to stay out of either the legal or physical clutches of the authorities. Having previously talked about the idea of hosting the site in space, staff appear to have come up with the (slightly) more practical idea of using GPS-controlled drones that would carry tiny computers along the lines of the Raspberry Pi and could work to relay traffic as long as they were airborne within 50 kilometers of the secret location of the site itself."

Where there is electronics there are pirates.

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