Pirate Bay Planned for Purchase, May Start "Compensation Model"
Jul 01, 2009 15:36
From the News That Sounds Like a PrankDept.: The Pirate Bay, BitTorrent-powered scourge of media conglomerates and copyright enforcers everywhere, announced that it "may get acquired by Global Gaming Factory," a network of internet cafés and gaming centers, to the tune of about $8 million. The recently convicted site runners claim on their blog that users will leave the site in droves if the "new owners screw around with the site"—a fairly good guess, we'd think—but owners-to-be GGF state their intention to "introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid" for downloads. Meanwhile, the site has decentralized its torrent tracking and hosting. [via TorrentFreak]
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