Fri Sep 07, 2007 20:24
It is no secret that the MPAA was involved in the raid on The Pirate Bay during May last year. They kindly pressured Swedish authorities to take down the popular BitTorrent tracker a few months before the infamous raid. John Malcolm, executive vice-president of the MPAA wrote to the State Secretary (pdf), ?It is certainly not in Sweden?s best interests to earn a reputation among other nations and trading partners as a place where utter lawlessness with respect to intellectual property rights is tolerated.?
In addition, it turned out that US authorities had threatened to put Sweden on WTO?s black list if they didn?t take the Pirate Bay down. This threat should have have made the Swedish government move even quicker. By now we all know that the raid was highly unsuccessful, the Pirate Bay Bay was back in action within three days, and it still is. However, this does not mean that the MPAA and US authorities have given up their goal to take the Swedes down, they continue to lobby for their cause.
MPAA?s John Malcolm said in a recent interview with The Guardian: ?The bottom line is that the operators of The Pirate Bay, and others like them, are criminals who profit handsomely by facilitating the distribution of millions of copyrighted creative works.?
Pirate Bay admin Brokep, also known as Peter Sunde, is used to claims like this by now and responded: ?I don?t like the word untouchable, but we feel pretty safe, The US government is losing popularity every day in Europe, and people don?t want to see us give in to them.? Piracy is part and parcel of the lifestyle of today?s youth according to Brokep. ?I started off copying disks on my computer when I was eight or nine,? he said. ?You should never tell people where they can?t go or what they can?t do.?
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