The Pirate Bay Disclosed New Copyright ActsAdded: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The world’s largest BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay is once again reassuring its visitors that the newly suggested US anti-piracy acts known as PIPA and SOPA won’t be able to stop its activities, because there are a lot of workarounds. Nevertheless, the service can’t say that it is not worried at all. What worries the Swedish portal is not its own safety but the future of the web as we know it.
The representative of the BitTorrent tracker admitted that they are worried, of course. However, he pointed out that he is worried not so much for The Pirate Bay, since there are many workarounds at hand, but rather for democratic reasons. Indeed, The Pirate Bay agrees with many industry observers, saying that it is really crazy what politicians can do in the name of copyright. It seems to many that they are either totally paid off, stupid or rights owners, though they may appear all of them, since it is not as uncommon as it might seem. At the same time, the worst part is that it is already so obvious that almost everyone in and outside the United States, including major companies, is against the suggested laws.
In case either SOPA or PIPA or both of them are given the green light (although their chances are diminishing), The Pirate Bay automatically appears on the top list of being blocked by all search engines and Internet service providers. The BitTorrent tracker has already taken precautions and started a modified edition of its CGIPROXY software to let anyone having access to a webserver launch The Pirate Bay proxy.
Everyone understands that the United States has too much influence on the web and the global politics. SOPA and PIPA are just two of many newer bills that are passed in the United States but in fact take effect outside of their borders. The United Nations and other organizations should actually fight back and say that it isn’t all right. Indeed, many experts agree that the web is a global infrastructure, which cannot be run in a single country. Aside from fighting anti-piracy legislation, the industry must also take away the possibility for a single state to rule over the global infrastructure. As for the ordinary Internet users, they are joking that while the laws are still discussed, people should post comments on SOPA official site including links to illegal content there, so that SOPA will have to shut down itself for containing such material.
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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
|posted by (2012-01-24 16:25:43)|
|I wonder what kind of "workarounds" these are and hope ET is taking similar precautions as well.|
|Loved the last part of the article: "people should post comments on SOPA official site including links to illegal content there, so that SOPA will have to shut down itself for containing such material". What a perfect solution, hang them with their own rope!|
|posted by (2012-01-24 19:06:53)|
|Let people to share, it is freedom.|
|SOPA AND PIPA is a joke......to think they can have control the web...just another way the government is trying to take control|
|posted by (2012-01-24 19:48:21)|
|@Flip one Workaround FireFox addon "DeSopa"|
When turned on, DeSopa intercepts URLs, sends the base URL to three offshore DNS services via HTTP, makes a best effort to check that two of them are equivalent, caches the IP for the browser session, redirects to the equivalent URL using the IP, and substitutes out the domain name in the source code with the IP address for future requests. sweet.
|posted by (2012-01-24 21:12:00)|
|Right on, Stay Strong Pirate Bay!|
|posted by (2012-01-25 07:29:26)|
|posted by (2012-01-25 12:52:09)|
|WORLD NO. 1 Torrent tracker Website Never Ever Closed Becz They got Billion Users|
|@6 PMSL this is the same Pirate Bay that turned over every users IP address to the feds the last time they got busted, now they try to talk tough for fools like you. Anyone who even visits that site is a complete moron!|
|posted by (2012-01-26 19:23:58)|
|hi its the boys with the little d**** using the big stick and do as i say not as i do|
|They take out millions of legitimate files by millions of legitimate MegaUpload users, to take down some pirate files that continue to be freely available elsewhere. Justice. Liberty and Human Decency seems to be dead in the water in 2012... All because the FBI put on Jack Boots. I thought two world wars had killed this sort of conduct stone dead, or are the FBI secretly planning to bring back gas chambers?|
|Had no idea that dump was still running never missed it or mininova for that matter I thought everybody gave up d/l torrents with passwords.# 9 makes a good point !! Once a rat always a rat. No support for the P-B here.|
|Rich bash the poor yet again!||
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