Pirate Bay launches encrypted private network
Delayed service fires broadside at Hollywood
The Pirate Bay has opened beta testing on its encrypted virtual private network which it reckons will stop copyright hassles for anyone wishing to share files.
The only issue for the freetards is the price - €5 a month. The VPN is being used by 3,000 testers right now and there are another 180,000 in the queue. Pirate Bay hopes they'll be online within a month after which the service will "open for the world...".
The pesky pirates have named the service IPREDator after Sweden's copyright law IPRED (Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive).
The Swedes reckon IPREdator is more secure than a traditional VPN because they will keep no network records. Without network records there is no point in collection agencies going after the hosts of the service.
The service was due for release 1 April, when IPRED came into force, but has been delayed. The posting announcing the release said: "Yeah, we're delayed as usual. But it wouldn't be us if it wasn't delayed :-)".
Despite losing a recent copyright trial the founders of Pirate Bay insist they will fight on.
A posting on their blog asks people to stop collecting money to pay their fines because they will not be paying them. They described the guilty verdict as a: "little speedbump on the information super highway". ®
Someone needs to point out
to the politicians that the actions of the MPAA / RIAA are single handedly driving the innovation of schemes that will make it impossible for governments to snoop on their citizens, and make it easier for the pedos to distribute their kiddie porn without detection.
If the worlds governments really wanted to protect children they would be either outlawing the MPAA/RIAA or (more realistically) forcing them to license their content to everyone on RAND terms so that low cost all you can eat services could proliferate, negating the drive to develop and use services such as this IPREDator one by TPB. On top of this, it would pull the rug out from under anybody who tries to sell pirated material, which according to the MPAA and RIAA, is somethings terrorists do to raise money.
Quite literally, by supporting the MPAA/RIAA legal crusades, the worlds governments are actually exacerbating the very issues they are struggling with the most.
Anonymous Visa cards
Rubbish regarding money being easy to trace... Most sensible people don't buy CDs or DVDs online by using their own credit cards, they use the disposable Visa cards these days.
So nothing stopping people from paying for PirateBay VPN using this method. Anyway, there is nothing illegal about using a VPN, so can use your own credit card if you like.
Paying to be able to steal content. Just wow.