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Submission + - Global Gaming Factory buys The Pirate Bay 1

cibus writes: The Swedish company Global Gaming Factory has bought "The Pirate Bay website" for 60 millions SEK(about $7800000). They also bought Peerialism, a Swedish company specializing in p2p-based distributed storage.

From the pressrelease:
The listed software company, Global Gaming Factory X AB (publ) (GGF) acquires The Pirate Bay website, http://www.thepiratebay.org/ one of the 100 most visited websites in the world and the technology company Peerialism, that has developed next generation file-sharing technology. Following the completion of the acquisitions, GGF intends to launch new business models that allow compensation to the content providers and copyright owners. The responsibility for, and operation of the site will be taken over by GGF in connection with closing of the transaction, which is scheduled for August 2009.
"We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site, " said Hans Pandeya, CEO GGF.


Whatever happened to that idealism Sunde and Warg displayed?

Comment Re:At the very least ... (Score 1) 272

Neverwinter Nights 2 (published by Atari), while it has client side copy protection which can be easily bypassed if need be, allows transfer of game to others. Personally I find Stardock's method more annoying than, for example, Neverwinter Nights 2 method as client side copy protection can always be bypassed unlike Stardock's style of not giving out updates from official sources without CD-key which cannot be transferred. Obviously if client side protection is overdone (like EA tends to) it is different matter, on that point I agree with you, and would prefer games without copy protections as in the end they do not work.

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