And, “Don’t worry – be happy!” – blogs TPB’s Peter Sunde.
“Content creators and suppliers must be able to gain control of their content and get paid for it, ” says TPB’s new owner Hans Pandeya, quoted by di.se.
The deal, said to be half in stocks and half in shares, includes the domain name and related web sites, including www.thepiratebay.org.
Nor is this a spoof.
“Yes, it’s true,” says Peter Sunde on the TPB blog, going on »»»
News reached the press today in Sweden – The Pirate Bay might get aquired by Global Gaming Factory X AB.
A lot of people are worried. We’re not and you shouldn’t be either!
TPB is being sold for a great bit underneath it’s value if the money would be the interesting part. It’s not. The interesting thing is that the right people with the right attitude and possibilities keep running the site.
As all of you know, there’s not been much news on the site for the past two-three years. It’s the same site essentially. On the internets, stuff dies if it doesn’t evolve. We don’t want that to happen.
We’ve been working on this project for many years. It’s time to invite more people into the project, in a way that is secure and safe for everybody. We need that, or the site will die. And letting TPB die is the last thing that is allowed to happen!
If the new owners will screw around with the site, nobody will keep using it. That’s the biggest insurance one can have that the site will be run in the way that we all want to. And – you can now not only share files but shares with people. Everybody can indeed be the owner of The Pirate Bay now. That’s awesome and will take the heat of us.
The old crew is still around in different ways. We will also not stop being active in the politics of the internets – quite the opposite. Now we’re fueling up for going into the next gear. TPB will have economical muscles to let people evolve it. It will team up with great technicians to evolve the protocols. And we, the people interested in more than just technology, will have the time to focus on that. It’s win-win-win.
The profits from the sale will go into a foundation that is going to help with projects about freedom of speech, freedom of information and the openess of the nets. I hope everybody will help out in that and realize that this is the best option for all.
Don’t worry – be happy!
Global Gaming, which says it has the largest network of online cafÃ©s and gaming centers anywhere, is also buying a file sharing technology company called Peerialism, according to a Google translation of the di.se post.
It expects to complete the purchase in August, it says.
“Through the acquisitions of The Pirate Bay and Peerialism, GGF will obtain a strategic position in the international market for digital distribution” Pandeya says in the story, stating GGF intends to launch new business models, “that allow compensation for content providers and copyright holders,” it says.
“We will eliminate today’s … pirates,” says Pandeya.
A press conference is skated for today, says di.se.
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