p2pnet view Music:- Global Gaming Factory (GGF) boss Hans Pandeya wants The Pirate Bay.
Like, he really wants it.
And now it seems music industry veteran Ted Cohen (right) is on board to help make it happen.
Cohen once told a Hong Kong audience music “as a product” was dead.
The future of music was service-based, he said, and at the time, “senior executives at EMI were outraged by my perspective”.
That was three years ago but in 2009, “I still believe it’s the future,” he stated, and, “we have to embrace it.”
Re-surfaced with new claims
In 2009 Pandeyatold everyone he’d acquired TPB for 60 million kroner (about $C9,025,310). But despite numerous reports that everything was cool, his initial TPB adventure collapsed.
Then last month he re-surfaced with new claims, sailing under a company which made girlie calendars that he’d apparently bought for $325,000, p2pnet reported, going on >>>
Last year, “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”, said p2pnet, going on:
“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 on why he’d changed his mind about becoming involved.
Pandeya also had Borg-like plans for TPB, setting his sights on, “other torrent sites, in the hope of expanding their business even further”.
Repossession agents couldn’t stop him. Departures couldn’t stop him. But his lust for The Pirate Bay went unsatisfied.
In January, “he purchased a tiny, public American company called BMSV that sells racy promotional calendars featuring lingerie models, with the plan of raising $10 million to purchase ThePirateBay.com on June 30 through the sale of stock”, says Wired, continuing:
“In addition, he recently retained the services of TAG Strategic’s Ted Cohen, a music and digital music veteran who attempted similar strategies with both Napster and Limewire in years past.
“For their part, the co-founders of the Pirate Bay claim Pandeya has lost his grip on reality, and one person who was formerly involved with the site but no longer wishes to be associated with it told us on background Pandeya would be better off seeking psychological counseling than talking to the press.”
When Pandeya launched his first effort to get his hands on The Pirate Bay, he hired Wayne Rosso to provide the expertise.
But Rosso quickly abandoned ship.
“As my conversations with Mr. Pandeya progressed, it became painfully clear that there was not a solid plan in place that I could embrace,” he told p2pnet.
How long will Cohen last?
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
service-based – ‘Free Isn’t Working …, November 25, 2009
p2pnet – Pandeya buys The Pirate Bay. Again., May, 2010
Wired – A ‘Legit’ Pirate Bay Makes Sense in Theory, If Not Practice, May 7, 2010
p2pnet – Pirate Bay deal goes under, July 29, 2009
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