As US is bringing the first pirate in ages to law, piratebay founders are defiant and setting up for a presumed very long appeal process.
While all these going on they asking you to ramp up listing and seeding of what ever you list and seed in connection with piratebay. But they are asking you not to donate for paying the fines!;
"We have seen that some people that we don't know have started collecting donations for us, so we can pay those silly fines. We firmly ask you NOT to do this. Do not gather or send any money. We do not want them since we will not pay any fines!"
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Wired magazine is mentioning that more than 100,000 users have signed up by paying $6 for anonymity on the net. Ipredator is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that provides anonymous connection to the internet. The service is provided by infamous Pirate Bay, a controversial file sharing information site. The IP addresses provided by the users ISP is not revealed to the internet but a second IP address provided by the Ipredator. Furthermore, Ipredator does not keep logs of users activities making it further difficult for law enforcement personnel to prove wrong doing by users.
The controversial Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (IPRED) became law in Sweden and according to some sources, internet activity has dropped by a third in Sweden since then.
Earlier Pirate Bay was onlya service providing links to files but did not host any files themselves. I have no idea what this does to their stance.