1:59 pm - 02/24/2013

The Pirate Bay sues anti-piracy group for copyright violation

For their latest anti-piracy campaign a Finnish activist group has ripped off the design of the infamous The Pirate Bay website. The Pirate Bay has now threatened to sue the campaigners over copyright infringement.

The campaign, launched by the anti-piracy group CIAPC, copied TPB's website, including the CSS stylesheet, and replaced the logo with one of a sinking ship. The aim is to link the visitors with a message that informs them of legal alternatives to The Pirate Bay.

This Pirate Bay says the move violates the company’s policy which does not permit theft of the site's design and has threatened legal action.

“We are outraged by this behavior. People must understand what is right and wrong. Stealing material like this on the internet is a threat to economies worldwide,” a Pirate Bay spokesman told TorrentFreak.

“Our site (and all of its contents) is free of charge for anyone for personal usage. Organizations (for instance, but not limited to, non-profit or companies) may use the system if they clear this with the system operators first,” a Pirate Bay policy statement reads.

“We reserve the rights to charge for usage of the site in case this policy is violated. The charge will consist of a basic fee of EUR 5,000 plus bandwidth and other costs that may arise due to the violation,” it adds.

CIAPC is a campaigner that works against copyright infringement on the Internet by preventing the production, distribution of unauthorized copies on the web.

taecish 24th-Feb-2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
so many people freak out at the mention of the word torrent
like.. u click download torrent and then it starts downloading. what are u confused about?
comalies 24th-Feb-2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
so many people freak out at the mention of the word torrent

Also because apparently if you click you will immediately be caught and bad things will happen. I've been torrenting so much shit for years and never had anyone contact me or slow my internet down. I don't know what the hell those people are doing.
maryaminx 24th-Feb-2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
I've had a couple of C&Ds, but it really comes down to what you're torrenting, where you got it, etc. If you're torrenting True Blood and grab a torrent that is in the top results, it's more likely to get caught because HBO is looking for that shit.
zharia 24th-Feb-2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
this. It's basically common sense? Plus if you use a blocklist on your torrent and avoid uploading a lot you're good. They really target people who upload big/new files.
jaimelannister 25th-Feb-2013 05:50 am (UTC)
what is a blocklist, where can i get it and is it free?
purrple_267 24th-Feb-2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
I've been torrenting so much shit for years and never had anyone contact me or slow my internet down.

same lol. but maybe it's cause I'm in Eastern Europe and it's just not worth bothering with us.
emmandemms 24th-Feb-2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
lol me too
sky3205 24th-Feb-2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
yup, they can do shit because we are in europe
halfslytherin 25th-Feb-2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
ain't that the truth :3
eyduh 24th-Feb-2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
i love living in eastern europe

no1 will ever get us
aka_plynn 24th-Feb-2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
I have.

I stream now.
yackyackyack 24th-Feb-2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
IDK, I torrented Dexter and got a letter from my internet co telling me exactly which episode and to cease dl'ing it. It does happen, but it isn't common.
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