The Freedom Bay
You probably heard about our recent move to North Korea.
Many of you rightfully bashed us for siding with a dictatorship. We want you to know that we have listened to your critique.
So without further due, we hereby announce that we have moved our servers from the evil North Korea to the greatest fuckin nation in the entire world.
The United States of America, fuck yeah!
We have worked closely with the awesome american government to establish a strong military graded server park that will endure any nuclear attacks that Kim Jong Un and his evil allies will send at Us.
Along with this move to the greatest country in the universe, we will soon remove all torrents from North Korea, China, Iran, France and Islamistan. American torrents will be seeded with extra power, to ensure that you'll get your american dose extra fast.
America, fuck yeah!
PRESS RELEASE, NEW PROVIDER FOR TPB
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 3 MARCH 102, 평양 (PYONGYANG).
The Pirate Bay has been hunted in many countries around the world. Not for illegal activities but being persecuted for beliefs of freedom of information. Today, a new chapter is written in the history of the movement, as well as the history of the internets.
A week ago we could reveal that The Pirate Bay was accessed via Norway and Catalonya. The move was to ensure that these countries and regions will get attention to the issues at hand. Today we can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of Korea, to fight our battles from their network.
This is truly an ironic situation. We have been fighting for a free world, and our opponents are mostly huge corporations from the United States of America, a place where freedom and freedom of speech is said to be held high. At the same time, companies from that country is chasing a competitor from other countries, bribing police and lawmakers, threatening political parties and physically hunting people from our crew. And to our help comes a government famous in our part of the world for locking people up for their thoughts and forbidding access to information.
We believe that being offered our virtual asylum in Korea is a first step of this country's changing view of access to information. It's a country opening up and one thing is sure, they do not care about threats like others do. In that way, TPB and Korea might have a special bond. We will do our best to influence the Korean leaders to also let their own population use our service, and to make sure that we can help improve the situation in any way we can. When someone is reaching out to make things better, it's also ones duty to grab their hand.
The Hydra Bay
A typical Whac-A-Mole machine consists of a large, waist-level cabinet with five holes in its top and a large, soft, black mallet. Each hole contains a single plastic mole and the machinery necessary to move it up and down. Once the game starts, the moles will begin to pop up from their holes at random. The object of the game is to force the individual moles back into their holes by hitting them directly on the head with the mallet, thereby adding to the player's score. The quicker this is done the higher the final score will be.
Current score: 0
Today, we filed a police report! :D
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Pirate Bay, the world’s largest site for cultural diversity and file sharing,
has today (Monday 2013-02-18) reported a suspected crime to the Finnish police.
The suspected criminals are the Finnish anti-piracy organization CIAPC
(locally known as TTVK).
The reason is that CIAPC have copied files from which The Pirate Bay is built,
to produce a fraudulent parody site.
While The Pirate Bay may have a positive view on copying, it will not stand by
and watch copyright enforcing organizations disrespect copyright.
- It's funny that we have to teach the copyright lobby the meaning of the law.
The fact that they wrote it doesn’t mean that they are above it, says Winston Bay.
CIAPC is not new to balancing on the edge of what's right and wrong. Last year,
they initiated a police raid against a 9 year old girl and confiscated her
Winnie the Pooh laptop.
- CIAPC is like an ugly high school bully without friends. It's time to take a stand.
Cyber bullying is a serious matter to us all, Winston Bay continues.
The money that CIAPC might have to pay for this crime will however not end up at The Pirate Bay.
- Our hearts are with the victimized 9 year old Finnish girl. Any money that might come
out of this will fund a new computer for the girl.
The Pirate Bay is the world’s largest file sharing site.
It ranks as the world’s 58th largest site.
Since its launch in 2003, it has maintained a strong stance for internet freedom and
It is run by dozens of individuals from all around the world, all with the same values
of liberty, kopimi and progressiveness.
For people interested in the politics of the internets, one of the worst cases we've seen in a long while is the insane case against Richard O'Dwyer. He's a young UK citizen, who was running the link based site TV-Shack.
He is now facing extradition to the US. He has no ties to that country and has not operated his website in the US. It doesn't really matter if he's committed a crime in giving out links on his websites (we of course do not see this as something illegal, but actually protected as legal by lots of european laws), another country should not be able to demand him extradited to follow his laws.
We would never allow a person that was unfaithful to his or her partner to be extradited to a dictatorship such as Saudi Arabia to be punished for that crime. But as soon as COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT is the alleged "crime", anything goes. It's insane and needs to be stopped!
Anyone that cares about democracy, peoples right to a fair trial and that money should not buy you benefits in the legal system, should support Richard now. It's an important case. Next time it could be you!
The Pirate Cloud
So, first we ditched the trackers.
Then we got rid of the torrents.
Now? Now we've gotten rid of the servers. Slowly and steadily we are getting rid of our earthly form and ascending into the next stage, the cloud.
The cloud, or Brahman as the hindus call it, is the All, surrounding everything. It is everywhere; immaterial, yet very real.
If there is data, there is The Pirate Bay.
Our data flows around in thousands of clouds, in deeply encrypted forms, ready to be used when necessary. Earth bound nodes that transform the data are as deeply encrypted and reboot into a deadlock if not used for 8 hours.
All attempts to attack The Pirate Bay from now on is an attack on everything and nothing. The site that you're at will still be here, for as long as we want it to. Only in a higher form of being. A reality to us. A ghost to those who wish to harm us.
Adapt or be forever forgotten beneath the veils of maya.
Once again we're ignored
We didn't get any of the Nobel prizes this year, as usual.
It's as expected since we have scandinavian roots. It's called being home blind - we will forever be ignored for our work where our origins are.
There are several prizes we should have got already. Of course the Peace Prize for bringing people together, that's the obvious one. The one for Economy is another given - we've managed to take away money from the equation of information distribution.
But the one that really bugs us here at the HQ is the chemistry prize. Noone has ever come close to getting our type of chemistry across the world, or managed to get people so pissed as we've done.
Giving the Peace Prize to the EU was a big joke. It shows that noone can take this prize seriously anymore. We have an idea that we want your input on: Should we revive our Polar Pirate Prize and create the worlds best award ceremony?
Put your answers and suggestions in the comments below!
(Oh and next year, if we don't win at least one of the nobel prizes... we'll just exclude Scandinavia from being able to access TPB. Maybe then they'll understand how much we mean to keep the peace at home...)
9 years and still bloody runnin!
And why do we call ourself 'Pirates For Life'?
Cause if we die we still gon' be larger than life
A 9 years and runnin', MC Winston, I hold the rum
You want me to up a torrent and it's done
Since I'm stereotyped to kill and destruct
Is one of the main reasons, I don't give a fuck
Chances are usually not good
Cause I freeze with my hands on a hot hood
And gettin' jacked by the you-know-who
When in a black and white the capacity is two
We're not alone, we're 100 more brothers, sisters and whatnots
Now wearin' my dyes 'cause I'm not stupid, motherfuckers
They're out to take our heads for we said they're in the past
Point blank, they can kiss my one eyed azz
I didn't stutter when I said, 'Fuck Tha Police'
Cause it's hard for a pirate to get peace
Now it's broken and can't be fixed
Cause police and little devil pirates don't mix
So now I'm creepin' through the fall
Runnin' like a team, well, see, I might have slayed y'all
So for now pack the rum and hold it in the air
Cause The Pirate Bay has a 9 years of runnin'
Into this news, some fugitives are on the run
MPAA sources tell us that the gang are headed
straight to their home base, The Bay
Lend me a mutherfuckin' ear, so I can tell you why
Runnin' with my brothers and sisters, headed for the home base
With a steady pace on the face that we just raced
The road ahead goes on and on
The birthday post is gettin' longer than the mutherfuckin' marathon
Runnin' on but never runnin' out
Stayin' wired and if I get tired, I can still try out
Hitchhikin' if that's what it gotta do
Cause there's always someone to pick up a pirate
Confused, yo but Winona's a pirate with nuthin' to lose
One of the few who's been accused and abused
Of the crime of poisonin' young minds
But you don't know shit 'til you been in my shoes
And Winona is back from the T P B
Droppin' some shit that's S E E D(ed)
So fuck the P O L I C E
And any motherfucker that disagrees
Stuck and runnin' hard, hauling ass
Cause I'm a pirate known for havin' a notorious past
My mind was slick, my temper was too quick
Now the MPAA's all over my dick
Got us tick and runnin' just to find the gun that started the clock
That's when the W jumped off the startin' block
A 9 years from home and yo, it's a long stretch
A little sprintin' motherfucker that they won't catch
Yeah, back to The Bay again
Yo, it's either that or the Federal Pen
Cause pirates been runnin' since beginning of time
Takin' a minute to tell you what's on my mutherfuckin' mind
Runnin' like I just don't care
The Bay's 50 miles but yo, I'ma get there
Archin' my back and on a straight rough
Just like Usain Bolt, I'm ballin' the fuck out
From city to city, I'm a menace as I pass by
Rippin' up shit just so you can remember
I'm a straight up pirate that's done in, seedin' and comin'
Straight at yo' ass, so far a 9 years and runnin'
Runnin' like a pirate, I hate to lose
Show us on the news but we hate to be abused
I know it was a setup, so now I'm gonna get up
Even if the MPAA wants me to shut up
But I've got 10 000 pirates strong
They got everybody singin' my 'We're all The Pirate Bay' song
And while they treat my gang like dirt
Their whole fuckin' family is torrenting our shit
So I'ma run 'til I can't run no more
Cause it's time for MC Winston to settle the score
I got a urge to kick down doors
At my grave like a slave even if the Win calls
Clouds are dark and pirates are hidin'
Dick-tricklin' at the sunny, motherfucker's are ridin'
Started with ten and yo, one couldn't take it
So now there's a hundred 'cause we cant be subtracted
The number's even, now I'm leavin'
We're never gettin' took by a suit with a weave in
Them and their troops are right behind me
But they're so fuckin' stupid, they'll never find me
One more year to go through the dark streets
Runnin' like a motherfucker on my own two feet
But you know I never stumble or lag last
I'm almost home, so I better haul ass
Tearin' up everything in sight
It's a little crazy motherfucker dodging the searchlight
Now that chase, the shit, is done and
100 motherfuckers goin' crazy with a 9 years of runnin'
Our friend and founder Anakata (that once created The Pirate Bay tracker) has been arrested in Cambodia. The Swedish government want him sent to Sweden to serve his 1 year jail time. There are also suspicions that they want him locked up due to Anakatas long involvement and friendship with the Wikileaks crew.
And just as he got arrested, Sweden just happened to donate $59 million to Cambodia. Just a coincidence of course... or?
Google ranking TPB (and others) lower
Google just sent out a press release saying that they will lower file sharing systems rankings in their search engine and instead favour our competitors (the old corrupt media industry that is). Since we're getting lots of e-mails from interested journalists about this, we'll just post our thoughts about this here instead.
First you need to know that a very low amount of our traffic actually comes from search engines such as google. If you think about it, you'll understand why - we're competitors. TPB is a search engine just as Google. We only specialize in different methods and links.
That Google is putting our links lower is in a way a good thing for us. We'll get more direct traffic when people don't get the expected search result when using Google since they will go directly to TPB.
The thing we don't like with this is that a corrupt industry is deciding what another industry has to do. They're dictating terms. It's really ironic: an industry that makes funny movies about dictators, where the dictator is essentially calling the USA a dictatorship, is trying to dictate terms where they have no place to do so....
TL,DR: Hollywood fucked up again, thanks.