Epic TBP replies towards legal threats!

As everybody on the cyber world know, The Pirate Bay is the world most resilient Torrent files providers. So users can download movies, audio or any stuffs they want simply by feeding in the Torrent and the files come from other users in the swarm.

If you failed to understand what is Torrent, please read it here so you can understand more about it! Here’s what I understand about torrent, and why no law in Sweden can sue them…

Torrent is a tiny file that tells users’ client about hash, checksums and the trackers (which acts like Airport Control Tower). It will never contains copyrighted data or intellect property.

So who holds the file?

Everyone in the swarm (massive network consists of everybody downloading, seeding (uploading) holds either piece of the file or a full content (seeder).

Who should be sued?

The leechers and seeders in the swarm, but how are you supposed to catch them out?

CONCLUSION

TPB only tells users about the file’s hash and checksum, it never ever holds any copyrighted materials.

Of course, many companies attempt to sue them, but instead the companies’ lawyers are badly humiliated by TPB’s admin with jokes and dirty words. Since there is no law in Sweden can help these ‘helpless’ content creators to sue against the whole community nor the TPB itself.

After spending some times to research the contents of the letters, there are numerous mistakes that the lawyers, we sheriff whatever the company is did:

  1. Use DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) to sue them, which stated Sweden is not even part of US.
  2. Sue them for spreading the files, truth is that’s not TPB business, instead it’s the users do that!
  3. and many more…

You can find the letters and responses here:

http://thepiratebay.org/legal

Enjoy some retractable batons, sodomy, law suits, and battle of copyrights.

P/S: I love piracy for now, but in  the future I will be content creator, what the hell should I do?

Author: Anonoz Chong

Web Developer in Kuala Lumpur. Computer Science student in MMU Cyberjaya. President of IT Society MMU Cyberjaya. Rubyist.