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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Pirate Bay Gathered More Witnesses

Pirate Bay Gathered More Witnesses

Pirate Bay Gathered More Witnesses

Added: Monday, October 18th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Another day of The Pirate Bay appeal largely dealt with the issue of the financial damage piracy does to the entertainment industry. The IFPI and Universal Music both claimed the damage is significant, while numerous witnesses for The Pirate Bay refused the suggestion.


Again, the considerable part of the trial was taken by watching the video previously recorded at the initial trial. The morning began with presentations by IFPI Sweden and Universal Music, discussing the damage the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker has done to the entertainment industry. Some professors then talked about BitTorrent’s essence and effect to the industry.

IFPI claimed that music sales dropped in 2002-2003, accusing unauthorized file-sharing for such decline in recent years. At the same time it confirmed that the performers can upload their own works to The Pirate Bay tracker if they are allowed to do so by their contracts.

The Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music, in his turn, claimed that decline in music sales is fully attributed to unauthorized file-sharing, with half of this loss the industry has suffered due to The Pirate Bay’s operations. Meanwhile, he admitted that he doesn’t have any evidence to prove his claims.

Then, a professor from Gothenburg University was interviewed via the phone about the technology The Pirate Bay uses. The lecturer in IT law explained that .torrent files are a kind of Internet link, while the BitTorrent tracker is actually an open database of such files. Meanwhile, the professor pointed out that many international companies also regularly use BitTorrent technology, bringing Blizzard as an example for using the technology for World of Warcraft. He then concluded that the technology behind The Pirate Bay is not illegal in any way. The professor also noted that Google searches for .torrents files bring more results than those by TPB. Meanwhile, when the talk touched the issue of what tracker is used for downloading itself, the professor pointed out that even if a .torrent file was received from The Pirate Bay, it doesn’t mean it uses its tracker.

Another witness speaking for The Pirate Bay was a media professor, composer and Chairman of the Swedish Composers of Popular Music, presenting a court his research on the digital music industry. He claimed that downloading, on the opposite, only increased the sales of tickets for live performances.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

October 18th, 2010

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Date:  Monday, October 18th, 2010

Comments (4) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-10-18 19:55:00)
No avatarsee things are slowly coming to light as the world takes note of the things thats being said and the other side there are begining to put ther facts on the page sales up by 33% and still going up
so long live the net

posted by ET lovermen (2010-10-19 03:06:30)
CosmicKidd avatarI hope they see it for what it technically really is. The prosecutor is just chasing his tail! Long live ET, TPB and the masses alike :o)

posted by (2010-10-19 15:26:53)
Brynn217 avatarWould have liked to see them use excepts from other trials... I mean, if TPB is responsible for 1/2 off the music industry losses, then I guess Limewire is responible for ONLY the other 1/2, but the RIAA has stated otherwise in court......

posted by ET lovermen (2010-10-21 13:38:32)
naturelief avatarI agree with all three brilliant comments above. That being said, I've directed many people (w/o e-mail links to purchase vip memberships) to the ET site. It has the BEST Layout anywhere (Movie Poster etc. etc.). I don't want FREE VIP status. My problem is ET will not let me send money (RENEW) my VIP status under my NATURELIEF username. When I try to donate money to extra-torrent under NATURELIEF it doesn't work! I know this is not the right forum but thought CosmicKid or Brynn might have the answer.

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