Posts Tagged ‘tpb’


January 19th, 2012 2 comments

Disclaimer: The following text expresses the opinion of one major player in the copyright vs. copyleft/piracy discussion. We want to state clearly, that the citation of this text is no indication of the opinion of neither of one of’s authors.

INTERNETS, 18th of January 2012.


Over a century ago Thomas Edison got the patent for a device which would “do for the eye what the phonograph does for

the ear”. He called it the Kinetoscope. He was not only amongst the first to record video, he was also the first person

to own the copyright to a motion picture.

Because of Edisons patents for the motion pictures it was close to financially impossible to create motion pictures

in the North american east coast. The movie studios therefor relocated to California, and founded what we today call

Hollywood. The reason was mostly because there was no patent.

There was also no copyright to speak of, so the studios could copy old stories and make movies out of them – like

Fantasia, one of Disneys biggest hits ever.

So, the whole basis of this industry, that today is screaming about losing control over immaterial rights, is that they

circumvented immaterial rights. They copied (or put in their terminology: “stole”) other peoples creative works,

without paying for it. They did it in order to make a huge profit. Today, they’re all successful and most of the

studios are on the Fortune 500 list of the richest companies in the world. Congratulations – it’s all based on being

able to re-use other peoples creative works. And today they hold the rights to what other people create.

If you want to get something released, you have to abide to their rules. The ones they created after circumventing

other peoples rules.

The reason they are always complainting about “pirates” today is simple. We’ve done what they did. We circumvented the

rules they created and created our own. We crushed their monopoly by giving people something more efficient. We allow

people to have direct communication between eachother, circumventing the profitable middle man, that in some cases take

over 107% of the profits (yes, you pay to work for them).

It’s all based on the fact that we’re competition.

We’ve proven that their existance in their current form is no longer needed. We’re just better than they are.

And the funny part is that our rules are very similar to the founding ideas of the USA. We fight for freedom of speech.

We see all people as equal. We believe that the public, not the elite, should rule the nation. We believe that laws

should be created to serve the public, not the rich corporations.

The Pirate Bay is truly an international community. The team is spread all over the globe – but we’ve stayed out of the

USA. We have Swedish roots and a swedish friend said this:

The word SOPA means “trash” in Swedish. The word PIPA means “a pipe” in Swedish. This is of course not a coincidence.

They want to make the internet inte a one way pipe, with them at the top, shoving trash through the pipe down to the

rest of us obedient consumers.

The public opinion on this matter is clear. Ask anyone on the street and you’ll learn that noone wants to be fed with

trash. Why the US government want the american people to be fed with trash is beyond our imagination but we hope that

you will stop them, before we all drown.

SOPA can’t do anything to stop TPB. Worst case we’ll change top level domain from our current .org to one of the

hundreds of other names that we already also use. In countries where TPB is blocked, China and Saudi Arabia springs to

mind, they block hundreds of our domain names. And did it work? Not really.

To fix the “problem of piracy” one should go to the source of the problem. The entertainment industry say they’re

creating “culture” but what they really do is stuff like selling overpriced plushy dolls and making 11 year old girls

become anorexic. Either from working in the factories that creates the dolls for basically no salary or by watching

movies and tv shows that make them think that they’re fat.

In the great Sid Meiers computer game Civilization you can build Wonders of the world. One of the most powerful ones

is Hollywood. With that you control all culture and media in the world. Rupert Murdoch was happy with MySpace and had

no problems with their own piracy until it failed. Now he’s complainting that Google is the biggest source of piracy

in the world – because he’s jealous. He wants to retain his mind control over people and clearly you’d get a more

honest view of things on Wikipedia and Google than on Fox News.

Some facts (years, dates) are probably wrong in this press release. The reason is that we can’t access this information

when Wikipedia is blacked out. Because of pressure from our failing competitors. We’re sorry for that.


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neuer Trend: Vorladung per Twitter

June 25th, 2009 3 comments

Hintergrundinfos (siehe hier)

  • PirateBay Betreiber werden von einer niederländischen Urheberrechtsorganisation (Brein) verklagt
  • Brein schickt Vorladungen per Post nach Schweden, welche scheinbar nicht ankamen bzw zurückgewiesen wurden
  • grandiose Idee um das Problem zu umgehen: twittert oder “facebooked” man die Vorladung eben

Da kann ich nur fefe zitieren “*facepalm*”!

Was zur Hölle ist das für eine Vorgehensweise, da hätten sich die Anwälte von Brein auch hinstellen können und mal laut rufen “hey, du wirst verklagt” und behaupten “wir habens denen ja gesagt”.

Hoffen wir nur mal, dass das in Dtl. nicht zur Mode wird. Aber es wird bestimmt demnächst ein schmieriger Anwalt hierzulande auf die selbe glorreiche Idee kommen.

Breaking News: Judge in Pirate Bay Trial apparently Member of several Copyright Lobby Organizations

April 23rd, 2009 No comments

Peter Sunde from the Pirate Bay just pointed out that their judge in the all-famous Pirate Bay Process might have been biased. There is a story (english translation) from swedish radio station SR claiming the judge to be member of the following organizations:

  • Swedish Association of copyright (SFU), other members of this organization include Henrik Pontén, Peter Danowsky and Monique Wadsted, who just happen to be lawyers representing the content industry
  • Swedish Association for Industrial Property (SFIR) (he is even a board member here)
  • He has an extra job at Stiftelsen. SE, where he works together with … Monique Wadsted

This actually does not surprise me much. Having followed the trial very closely the verdict seemed a little bit harsh taken into account that no real evidence was provided.

Story in English []

Update 2:

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Operation Baylout

April 21st, 2009 3 comments

Hab grad von einer netten Aktion auf,46630.html gelesen, in der ein DDoS Angriff auf die anklagende Partei (“Musikmafia” + Anwälte) im TPB Prozess beschrieben wird. (hier das ganze noch etwas ausführlicher und auf englisch:
Nach kurzem Suchen hab ich auch gleich die vermutliche Website der Aktivisten ausgemacht:, wonach die nächste Aktion (DDoS und Black Faxes) für Donnerstag angekündigt wird, dabei gefällt mir insbesondere der “Black Faxes” Angriff, sehr kreativ muß ich sage 😉

Noch was in eigener Sache:
nebenbei beim Surfen hab ich eher unfreiwillig eine Jamba Werbung mitbekommen “Opfer: Der Krasse Uehmet”. Ich muß sagen, die (Leute mit ihrem nicht existenten Qualitätsanspruch) haben sich ja schon viel erlaubt, aber langsam reicht es. Hier noch ein Link damit sich jeder ein Bild davon machen kann (4. “Video”).
Mein Vorschlag
“Operation Jambalaja” 😀

Categories: fun, nerdcore, news, political Tags: , , ,

Verhandlung gegen TPB

February 16th, 2009 No comments

Die Verhandlung gegen The Pirate Bay beginnt heute. Die Anklage lautet: “Beihilfe zur Urheberrechtsverletzung”. Die live Blogs von TPB und Piratbyran brechen schon fast vor Anfragen zusammen. Dennoch hier die Links zu einigen interessanten Seiten zum Thema:

Good Luck Guys!