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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > The Pirate Bay Co-founder Said Torrents Should Die

The Pirate Bay Co-founder Said Torrents Should Die

The Pirate Bay Co-founder Said Torrents Should Die

Added: Monday, August 23rd, 2010
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
Peter Sunde, one of the owners of the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay, recently gave a speech in Mexico telling about many things, such as the history of The Pirate Bay. One of his comments caused some commotion in the media, as it was an assertion that The Pirate Bay should die.


Sunde told the audience how The Pirate Bay was launched in Mexico and gained popularity alongside with political power. He told an interesting story about an ISP which users the site blocked because the service provider started to censor the network. After it caused customers switching to other ISPs, the company asked The Pirate Bay to stop the blockage and guaranteed to never block the BitTorrent tracker. However, the site refused and, paraphrasing Sunde, the company got a new CEO in 10 days.

Another interesting fact about The Pirate Bay is that the most popular material on the tracker is (surprise, surprise) language lessons. A bit contradicting to Hollywood’s belief of the site being just a vehicle for copyright violation, isn’t it? The speech also touched the issue of alternative business models for musicians, with an example of the band admitting that they would rather have 100 fans purchasing their music and 100,000 fans listening to it than 100 fans purchasing their music and only 100 fans listening to it.

However, much more attention was drawn to his words while he was answering the questions. What he said was that torrents are less likely the future, but rather the present. Sunde added that The Pirate Bay should die due to lack of management. The French media instantly came to a conclusion that Sunde was suddenly against the BitTorrent tracker. In fact, Peter’s entire speech described torrents as a mere part of evolution of the way people access material. Although torrents are quite popular now, it’s reasonable to suggest that technology should develop and something new should appear, able to lead to the Pirate Bay’s demise. Still, he didn’t hint towards to how long such online innovation would take, nor he said the tracker should die tomorrow. Well, if you are aware of technology enough to make conclusions, you would know that it is very unpredictable – an innovation expected not sooner than in a year (or not expected at all as a silly one) could fall flat next week and become a great thing. In addition, if one recalls such great services of the past as Napster or Kazaa, they would understand it happens over and over again and there’s nothing shocking in this.

August 23rd, 2010

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Date:  Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Comments (20) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-08-23 20:50:19)
MonsterTV avatarlolz

posted by (2010-08-23 23:05:39)
No avatartorrentz rulez :)

posted by Blocked (2010-08-24 00:27:56)
menahunie avatarTorrents won't die anytime soon. The basic technology of going to many computers and getting pieces of a file won't die; just evolve into some better and more effeciant.
Most likely it will force a more reasonable pricing structure on "digital" products that currently costing you and I today.
Think with out all the distribution costs claimed by "copyright" holders as a reason for these stupidly high prices.
When people in general consider something too costly they will look else where to either buy it or get it.

posted by (2010-08-24 04:27:21)
No avatarPete the cat is out of the bag my friend, there's no going back now.

posted by (2010-08-24 07:52:42)
timesurfer avatarTorrents are the future of communication and the best protocol ever!!!

posted by (2010-08-24 08:01:21)
capnmorgan5150 avatarBoo hoo, cry me an effing river. When these corporate sleazebags had everyone over a barrel, charging $17 for a CD that only had one or two good songs on it, they were loving it. Shoes on the other foot now. I'm going to rape the internet for every free effing thing I can get my hands on. Try and stop me, you greedy Jews.

posted by (2010-08-24 08:35:36)

posted by (2010-08-24 10:00:28)
moviewizman avatarim with you capnmorgan5150 on this one.

posted by Blocked (2010-08-24 12:13:00)
mrblue00 avatarerm is downloading illegal then ?!? lol oh well ......

posted by Blocked (2010-08-24 12:22:10)
mrblue00 avatarwe shared we shared the radio waves , we shared the record gram, we shared tapes we shared cds now we share the digital relm the relm that so many companies rip off so many we will always share we WILL EVOLVE seed the need and slay the greed for it is written a camel will pass through an eye of a needle before the high priest take a place at my fathers table
just remember over 99% of these companines are very happy very happy indeed we pay to wreck our own planet by buying there plastic god bless the EVOLUTION

posted by Blocked (2010-08-24 12:24:59)
mrblue00 avatarLets have a peace pipe im in a groooooooooooooovy mood tonight take a toot on that peeeps PEACE

posted by (2010-08-24 17:51:50)
Rockman avatarWhy would anyone think that torrents would go poof and what would happen to sites like this one and then of course what becomes of getting free movies the story here doesn t make that clear at all sceech . . .

posted by (2010-08-25 08:09:56)
N3K avatarLMAO @ 11... nice read thanx SaM man

posted by (2010-08-25 15:41:34)
katep avatardoes sort of give hope that he and others are working on the next way of sharing stuff so if the worse happens with torrents the next step is there ready to go

posted by (2010-08-26 07:46:13)
Bustakap avatarEnough assholes already orphan torrents or don't seed, anyway. Eventually there'll be a better method that doesn't rely on the honor system and paying it forward, which most people aren't apt to do.

posted by ET junkiemenTurtle (2010-08-26 08:30:18)
Hawklord avatarInteresting, says fellow Swede

posted by Blocked (2010-08-26 10:14:18)
mrblue00 avatarHmmm perhaps i should go and live in the Usa and sue Google for copying my house into google earth crap i own my house no one has asked me for consent to copy and put it on there crapmaps think i may paint a big F&^$ing copyright sign onit lol

posted by (2010-08-26 18:01:30)
jabunk21 avatarwether something have to die it shall be thepiratebay.org we got a lot of site of torrents and by the way he gotta die

posted by (2010-08-26 23:05:26)
madwiggyNLD avatarit was sad mininova had to go but piratebay died a long time ago in my eyes

posted by Blocked (2010-08-31 02:23:21)
No avatarOf course, I could make the data totally undetectable and untraceable:- by hacking mobile networks and making the data packets look like voice data, or send the data as part of a legitimate satellite channel, or simply send the data packaged and encrypted to look like streamed audio or video files or picture set on the present internet. That's the thing with digital, just make it look like whatever you like! It's a set of 0s and 1s whether it's data, audio, video, pictures or whatever. It's only added code signals that 'determine' the file type. All it would need is suitable reassembling software and or hardware to dejumble the disguised actual file type and reassemble a suitable set of such data streams! ! TVs do this all the time, assembling a stream (or several streams!)of data packets as moving pictures! Encrypted TV channels do this on the 'fly' all of the time via their smart card and tuner receivers! Perhaps we can have our own PIRATE smart cards that prevent online snooping by government or corporation agencies! To qualify, you'd have to download/ upload a very substantial amount of infringing material, and these people are hardly going to prosecute themselves, or are they? Bit like Viacom claiming YouTube copyright infringement, when Viacom uploaded copyright material in very copious quantities to YouTube themselves!

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