“We got tired of Hollywood’s cat-and-mouse game with the Pirate Bay and decided to offer the bandwith,” says Rick Falkvinge, leader of the Swedish Pirate Party in a statement on Earth Times.
But don’t get too excited.
Although the offer covers the website and its search engine, it doesn’t include the tracker function “that allowed peer-to-peer networking where files were exchanged”, says the story.
“The files are not on the Pirate Bay website and are kept elsewhere, the Swedish Pirate Party said”, according to the post, which continues >>>
“The Pirate Bay is a search site, and as such it is not responsible for the search results,” Falkvinge argued.
His party clinched a seat in the Swedish European Parliament last year and is planning to run in parliamentary elections in September.
Says The Pirate Bay blog >>>
PLZ LEARN: TPB CANT BE SHUT DOWN
AS U MITE HAS READ OR NOTICD, PEEPS ONCE AGAIN R TRYIN 2 SHUT US DOWN. DIS WILL NOT SUCCED, LOL. OURS RLY NICE WEBHOST WUZ THREATEND WIF RLY HUGE FINE, SO WE DECIDD 2 MOOV TEH SIET SO DAT THEY DIDNT GOT INTO TROUBLE, LOL. TEH DECISHUN 2 MOOV WUZ TAKEN BY US, TEH PIRATE BAY, LOL.
TEH PIRATE BAY IZ AN UNSINKABLE SHIP. IT WILL SAIL TEH INTERWEBS 4 AS LONG AS WE WANTS IT 2. REMEMBR DAT, K THX.
TPB, ONLY IN IT 4 TEH LULZ SINCE 2003
“Following an injunction obtained by several major Hollywood movie studios, yesterday Pirate Bay bandwidth provider CB3ROB Ltd. & Co. KG took the decision to take the site offline while it digested the legal implications”, says enigmax on TorrentFreak.
“That meant that for several hours The Pirate Bay, for the first time in many months, was taken offline.”
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