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Old 01-07-2009, 05:03 AM   #1
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Default The Pirate Bay: Sellouts

As you may have heard, TPB has sold to "Global Gaming Factory X" for approximately $7.7mil USD.

They claim to have an idea in mind, involving turning pirate bay into a legit file sharing site. Will this work? No. All I'm seeing is another Napster scenario.

This article will explain it in more detail.

Let the decentralization commence!

Oh, and what do you guys think about it all?
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:14 AM   #2
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this is not good

anyone knows anything about this "Global Gaming Factory X AB"?
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:38 AM   #3
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Was Pirate Bay such a special source really? I always thought it had a lack of seeds compared to other torrents search engines.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:38 AM   #4
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I'd give them a bit more credit than the Napster guys. Wait and see I guess.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:51 AM   #5
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Was Pirate Bay such a special source really? I always thought it had a lack of seeds compared to other torrents search engines.
you apparently miss the point

it's not about being the tracker with most nazi seeding rules and the highest speed.

it's about the amount of community. tpb was (is?) a pillar for the file sharing community, it is the most widely known tracker and if tpb wanted us to know something the news distributed along the world with a speed of light. they were the guys who stood up for our rights and always spit into MAFIAA's face. the guys helping to organize and morally support the battle against corporate fat entertaining industry lobbists

they were the daddy of the fight for the file sharing rights
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:04 AM   #6
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So it was the HOTU of torrent sites? Not the best speeds but a good community and a pioneer?
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i guess you could call it "hotu" of file sharing and internet freedom

(although i totally and utterly don't agree that hotu is base of abandonware)
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I use to download from TPB, but now i don't the Government has hacked TPB and put some sort of anti-P2P spyware on there, just to fine people! I usually downloaded some really old games not on store shelfs or the nets!
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Good riddance.
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I use to download from TPB, but now i don't the Government has hacked TPB and put some sort of anti-P2P spyware on there, just to fine people! I usually downloaded some really old games not on store shelfs or the nets!
bull-fucking-shit

read the comments, download from trusted users, use peerguardian, you're safe
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