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
"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?
shazzle writes: "A few Finnish ISPs started blocking w3.org as a child-porn site. Although one of them has lifted this hasty block, there's another ISP that applied the secret list with a little delay. Here's the evidence.
I think we can all agree on the fact how dangerous this kind of haphazard censorship is to free speech as well as legitimate business. Let us not forget how these kinds of mistakes are applied much easier, than corrected afterwards."