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Pirate Bay's missing co-founder arrested in Cambodia

By Leeky
Sep 3, 2012
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  1. The Swedish authorities have finally caught up with the Pirate Bay's missing co-founder after local police in Cambodia arrested him at a home he had rented in the capital, Phnom Penh. An international warrant had been issued by Swedish officials for the...

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  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    Yikes, I bet he's in big trouble now.
     
  3. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    More like he will be in trouble once he gets to Sweaden. Im more comcerned that Cambodia has arrested him. Cambodia isnt the most "progressive" when it comes to their jails. Im sure he isnt enjoying his time in their jail while waiting to see what is going to happen to him. And once again we see the PB claiming innocence. Im so tired of the symantics they use to cover their butts.
     
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,156   +737

    "The infamous file-sharing site, founded in 2003, has continued to operate despite the conviction of its founders and block attempts in several countries, which they claim has only helped increase traffic. Its 30-million strong community has so far eluded law enforcement organizations."

    'Eluded law enforcement?' yeah, right. More like, we're lucky enough to live in a country that doesn't block our access to certain sites and even protects us from making our online lives public. I'd bet there aren't many Chinese or North Koreans in that 30 million strong community.
     
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,378   +99

    I think eluded is the correct term here. At the end of the day countless government lobbies, departments, organisations and media-backed groups have tried and failed to bring down TPB over the years -- with short term results at best. The site has remained one step ahead all of the time, and even countries blocking the site wholesale have done sod all to dent the traffic it receives.

    In the UK pretty much every major ISP has blocked access to their site. TPB responded by using crap loads of proxies via different domains to counteract the blockades. For every domain blocked by our courts TPB has 50 more up and running, for example. The same is true for other EU countries, and those throughout the world doing their best to stamp out those accessing it.

    I'm no American, but the impression I get is they'll quite happily let you get the magnet files to download illegal content, so they can file a lawsuit or threaten legal action once you're done downloading. At least that's the impression I get -- feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  6. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 907   +241

    The "people" in "charge" believe stern enforcement of the law, heightened regulations and continuous pursuit will eventually quell illegal file sharing. The harder they squeeze, the less grip they have.
     
  7. He ran from a one year JAIL sentence. LOL
     
  8. "The "people" in "charge" believe stern enforcement of the law, heightened regulations and continuous pursuit will eventually quell illegal file sharing. The harder they squeeze, the less grip they have."

    Deep & meaningless.
    I don't suppose that even you know what you mean!
     
  9. jetkami

    jetkami TS Rookie Posts: 99

    Depends on where they send you. I heard they were sending him to Detroit.
     
  10. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 349

    We WILL drag these people kicking and screaming into the digital age. I don't pirate content, but if it's not easily accessible I don't buy it either. What does that mean? If it's not on Amazon, I don't bother with it. That's what is hurting their bottom line more than the pirates - the people like me who would be all too happy to purchase content if it were more accessible, but don't, because it isn't.
     


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