“piratebay down again,” says another. “This time 4evah.”
We’ ve been receiving emails saying the same thing since early this morning.
“Following the earlier court defeat for Fredrik, Gottfrid and Peter and the pending civil action taken by several Hollywood studios, the Swedish authorities have now ordered The Pirate Bay to be disconnected from the Internet,” says TorrentFreak.
“The site`s bandwidth suppliers have been threatened with a large fine. The site is completely offline. Today, Stockholm`s district court took action to completely remove The Pirate Bay from the Internet.
“The court ordered the site`s major bandwidth supplier, Black Internet, to disconnect TPB from the Internet or face penalties of 500,000 kroner ($70,600). The ISP complied, saying that it had no choice but to uphold the law.”
The shut down just another escalation in the TPB wars as Sweden`s Global Gaming Factory CEO Hans Pandeya tries to convince the entertainment cartels — and shareholders — his company is still in a position to buy the world’s most famous indexing site.
However, it’s been evident almost since the first day that the likelihood of GGF being able to back up its promises and statements with hard cash was slim indeed.
On Saturday, “That unpleasant gurgling sound you hear is the Good Ship Pirate Bay foundering,” said p2pnet, continuing »»»
The supposed sale of TPB to Sweden`s Global Gaming Factory has been reported by some TPB supporters as golden, as all-but done, despite early warnings that everything in the garden wasn`t perhaps as rosy as company CEO Hans Pandeya wanted people to believe.
Other people have, however, been far less sanguine.
P2P entrepreneur Wayne Rosso was, for example, to have helped GGF win licenses from Hollywood and the Big 4 record labels.
But, Red flags started popping up quickly and often, he told p2pnet …
Now, new questions have been arisen, says The Local.
“Magnus Bergman submitted his resignation to the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) on Friday, according to a report in Svenska Dagbladet (SvD),” It says, going on:
“Bergman’s resignation is the latest in a series of setbacks to befall GGF after the previous departures of board member Johan SÃ¤llstrÃ¶m and adviser Wayne Rosso.
“According to Peter GÃ¶nczi, the CEO of market exchange Aktietorget, where GGF stock is listed, the resignation of the chairman is an additional obstacle for the resumption of trading in the company’s shares.”
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
TorrentFreak – The Pirate Bay Taken Offline By Swedish Authorities, August 24, 2009
p2pnet – Global Gaming debts threaten Pirate Bay deal, August 22, 2009
The Local – Pirate Bay buyer suffers new setback, August 24, 2009
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