Pirate Bay gets shirty with Dutch anti-piracy group
Handbags at yawn
The Pirate Bay is counter-suing a member of the Dutch anti-piracy group for defamation.
The BitTorrent tracker website confirmed in a blog post yesterday that it plans to file "criminal charges" and bring a defamation lawsuit against Netherlands-based Tim Kuik of Stichting BREIN.
TPB alleged that Kuik had made "blatant and outrageous claims" about the founders of the site.
"Recently, he [Kuik] has claimed in international press that The Pirate Bay operators and Peter Sunde are engaging in criminal so-called DDoS attacks against the web site of Stichting BREIN."
TPB added that such "claims" could damage the "professional reputation" of the site's media mouthpiece Peter Sunde, aka BrokeP.
"I am sure there will be no other outcome for this except that Mr Kuk will have to make an apology and also pay fines for his crimes", opined BrokeP.
BREIN's lawyer took the organisation's complaints to an Amsterdam court earlier this week where it alleged TPB was responsible for millions of copyright infringements every day, according to TorrentFreak.
It called on the court to block visitors trying to access the site from the Netherlands.
TPB's operators claimed they had received no official summons and weren't even aware that a case was underway in Amsterdam.
They also wrote to the court demanding that it dismiss the case and impose damages against BREIN, that the trio would like to see awarded to the Dutch tentacle of the Pirate Party.
“We would like the Dutch court to [...] make sure that these power hungry corporations and organisations can not abuse their power and financial muscles against private people that criticise the way these companies behave towards the public," wrote Sunde and co-founders Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij in the letter. "It is not acceptable behavior and we urge the court to put an end to their madness.”
Since PirateBay sold out, I've moved to Mininova
Fuck TPB, not only did they sell out but their torrent search function is gash also.
Mininova is much better, even if most of their torrents use TPB trackers... lol
The sky is falling, it must be TPB's fault
What a hysterical outburst, typical of a copyright mafia sockpuppet, I can see the sequence of events,
1 - Something's wrong with my website
2 - It must be the pirates fault
3 - Find out what actually happened
In addition to making an unsupported claim (accusing them for attacking his website), he also shows his total ignorance of the law by calling them "a bunch of criminals" when the world knows that copyright infringement is an act of breaking civil law, and also makes the claim that TPB terrorist funding to maintain its-self!!!!!!!
He's also posts this little gem which I find hysterically funny...
"My name is Tim Kuik, I’m the coolest man alive! My job is realy cool, me and my maffia buddies take down pirate websites! This is my blog on which I will tell you the cool stuff I do when I’m at work!"
"The coolest man alive" - Hahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha, 'realy' and 'maffia', hint cool-man, set the spell checker to English before you post.
"me and my maffia buddies" - Right the copyright mafia HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
"I will tell you the cool stuff I do when I’m at work!" - What an idiot, obviously no sense or understanding of confidentiality, but then Tim's idea of being cool may be to say "would you like fries with that *as well* Sir"
One of the joys of freedom of speech is that we all get a good laugh now and then.
Sorry Tim, FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL!
PS Tim, thanks for posting teh link to TPB in your blog, now even more people can find it.
You obviously failed to grasp the connection re TPB/P2P and the probability of getting penalised due to inadequate care by the ISP to marry the offender to the ip address & time.
There must always be a due process in these cases as there is not 101% fool proof way to determine a downloader to the address and hence the account.
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