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Pirate Bay Buyer Sued For Bankruptcy

Soulskill posted more than 4 years ago | from the thanks-for-playing dept.

Businesses 102

pharazon writes "Global Gaming Factory (GGF), the prospective buyer of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, has been sued in the Stockholm District Court for bankruptcy due to an unpaid debt of up to 1.4 million SEK (Swedish Crowns, roughly 200k USD). The issuer is GGF's trading partner, Advatar Systems. GGF was recently de-listed from the Aktietorget.se equity market due to financial and reporting failures, but was able to re-list later. The Swedish Tax Office was also claiming large sums of unpaid taxes from the owners of GGF. The discussion in the Swedish media has been skeptical about the Pirate Bay deal due to financing issues."

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Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

Tubal-Cain (1289912) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474561)

What are some good alternatives?

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29474571)

Your local retailer?

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

Soldats (1282896) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474695)

<quote><p>Your local retailer?</p></quote>

ahahahahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Good one!...............

wait.... you weren't serious right?

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29474891)

Naw - they sell inferior copies.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

AVryhof (142320) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475437)

Pawn Shops. You want the crap on the radio.... get a radio. I understand the desire to hear a certain song at a certain time, but in my theory.... most new songs are over played enough on the radio that by the time I want to own them, I can get them at a pawn shop.

You want new music? Go to local shows, support local artists. I live in a relatively small city and we have a pretty kickin' local music scene with everything from Punk Rock, Lounge Music, Adult Contemporary, and Hardcore Rap.

I know people's horror stories about the local banjo player playing coom ba ya at a show, but it's not all like that. Some of the bands I have heard are pretty good and I like their stuff better than most I hear on the radio.

That's what I miss about mp3.com when they allowed artists to post their own music and sell it or make it available for download. You could explore just about any kind of music and find some pretty cool stuff that was free and legal to own.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475455)

But ... but he wants that stuff called MONEY for the content, I can't pay with other content I have. Or not at all.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

Petrushka (815171) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475925)

Your local retailer?

Why would I go to my local retailer for stuff that's out of copyright? Like most of Hitchcock's films (I've been on a Hitchcok binge recently), or for that matter all other films earlier than 1959?

I mean, OK, I can see that some people might be feeling so generous to their local retailer that they're willing to donate money for material that is public domain. As it happens, I'm not. So the GP's question is a good one.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29476865)

I love watching the hoops you people jump through to convince yourself that what you're doing isn't wrong.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

noundi (1044080) | more than 4 years ago | (#29480027)

I love watching the hoops you people jump through to convince yourself that what you're doing is preventing the problem.

Oops, did I just find the other side of the coin?

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

Petrushka (815171) | more than 4 years ago | (#29481203)

Downloading public domain material is "wrong", you say ... who is it that's doing the logical acrobatics, now?

(Good to know that some Anonymous Cowards are living up to their title, by the way.)

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

Odinlake (1057938) | more than 4 years ago | (#29482113)

I love watching people post as AC when they say stupid things.

There are plenty of great movies etc. that have run out of copyright and the number is increasing at about the same rate as the movie industry grew the last century. I'd guess it's even "exponentially" for a while. It's perfectly fine to share these with BitTorrent. There are also terriffic people who release media as CC today, for instance I share my collection of TED talks with BitTorrent.

Here's how to find alternative torrent search engines. [google.com]

The party's over (1)

westlake (615356) | more than 4 years ago | (#29478187)

Your local retailer?

It's becoming difficult to find any home theater audio or video device that doesn't support streaming media out of the box.

It won't be long before you'll just key in the title from your remote and the movie will launch.

If you want the full experience - multichannel theater sound - the ultra high definition 2K x 4K [engadget.com] video on the 50 or 250 or 1250 GB optical disk, it will be a one-click order that arrives by post in two or three days from Netflix or Amazon.

The sea going pirate retired from the trade not only because he was being ruthlessly hunted down by the world's navies - but because his markets were being flooded with easily affordable - instantly accessible - high quality product from the legitimate trader.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

qtzlctl (1538903) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474651)

Demonoid is pretty good and does not have dickhead mods like TPB has.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

mister_playboy (1474163) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475021)

Demonoid now prevents people who are not logged in from browsing any torrents, making it useless for people who are not registered.

The site has also been down for "maintenance" for several days now.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

qtzlctl (1538903) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475293)

Getting an account there is super-fucking-easy. Invites are everywhere and effortless to acquire (hint hint). Don't know about the downtime, I haven't stolen anything lately.

Yes, it's not so sunny up in torrent land, but this is only temporary. There's loads of other ways (albeit old-school) to get stuff: usenet (which I personally don't use), IRC bots, FTP servers (not that hard either, you just have to look in the right direction, pro-tip: paid sites who spam you isn't the place). Eventually there will be something new on the block, but until then, I don't see a shortage of warez/media channels.

Not dead yet!

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

cpghost (719344) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475407)

Getting an account there is super-fucking-easy. Invites are everywhere and effortless to acquire (hint hint).

I've tried for months and months to register online with them, without success. I won't try to get nor use an invite for very specific privacy reasons -- and I'm not into begging either. If they don't want to open for regular registrations, so be it.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

qtzlctl (1538903) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475495)

They usually open up for registrations at the start of each month. I actually stumbled upon some blog which was posting invites out in the open, and I've been doing the same eversince. I thought the reason no one talked about it was everyone had them already. YMMV :)

If it's too much to ask, what privacy concerns trouble you so much? Having an account? What you d/l isn't stored anywhere (except the amount of traffic), peers/seeders are hidden on site and besides a username, you're pretty much good old anon.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29475895)

oh no you'll have to give your email out to a friend. what a bad thing! stupid tool.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475721)

I've always shied away from IRC downloads. Maybe IRC is a lot better than it used to be, but I remember the war scripts, I've witnessed script kiddies taking servers down, mIRC and others are still constantly updated to patch newly discovered exploits. There are still people who measure the size of their penis by the number of channels they control. These kind of people wouldn't introduce malware into a channel, would they? And, IRC always seemed to lack the "feedback" of torrents.

I certainly wouldn't recommend IRC to the clueless, or even to those who might have a few clues.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29475145)

Who cares about Demonoid? By the time you get someone to get you an account for access to any trackers, you already have zero day access from plenty of other places. Us proles are stuck with TPB, mininova, isohunt (and their "paid for" bogus download servers instead of torrents), and other wannabe tracking sites that are happy to offer downloads... like keyloggers, botnets, and malware.

Since TBP and mininova have had their issues, finding stuff is getting back to the days pre-torrents where if you want to hunt down something and didn't have access to the scene somehow, you just get kicked between warez search engines that demanded you vote for them 3-4 times, and any link you do land on is either some "pay to download" site which just wants your credit card info, or a site that tries every modern browser hole in hops of a malware install.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (3, Insightful)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474653)

Yep, because 12 out of my last 12 torrents all being tracked by The Pirate Bay tracker really indicates that too.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (2, Informative)

mqduck (232646) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474745)

Mininova [mininova.org] is a really good choice and is pretty popular. Torrentz.com [torrentz.com] is a good index of torrents from other sites, though it's not clear why torrents are sometimes missing.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

mqduck (232646) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474761)

Although I should have mentioned that The Pirate Bay does not seem to be at all dead yet. The site is still fully operational.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (2, Interesting)

strstr (539330) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475101)

Better still, there's btjunkie.org [btjunkie.org] .

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475853)

I second parent. Although it must be said, that it's a generic torrent search engine. So it indexes the content of mininova, thepiratebay, private trackers, some small trackers, etc. It has its own tracker too, however.

But since you find everything that you find elsewhere, and it even has login-management for those other sites, there's no point to going to the individual sites anymore.

The only thing missing is, that I think they should share ads with those sites. Meaning that on a detail site for a torrent, they should show the ads of the other sites. That way, nobody would have any financial problems. (Apart from every educated person not working in marketing using an ad-blocker anyway. ^^)

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29477357)

Except mininova is not a tracker, but a indexing site.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29474779)

GAY COCKS! Wack off me cock and balls!

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (2, Insightful)

DemonBeaver (1485573) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474799)

Dunno, most of the torrents found on various websites still use the TPB trackers, which is sometimes porblematic

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

kdemetter (965669) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474889)

The pirate bay is it's users , and they are very much alive.
As long as there is one free minded individual on this planet , the essence and spirit of TPB , will remain alive.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

rdnetto (955205) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474977)

NowTorrents [nowtorrents.com] is good for finding torrents, since it's an aggregator.
As for trackers, OBT [openbittorrent.com] seems promising, especially since it's effective a reincarnation of TPB, just redesigned to limit their liability.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29474999)

Voting against nowtorrents. They bump their own sites (which just end up linking back to TPB or mininova) to the top for ad revenue. Then half the time the pointless intermediate link is broken.

Just use mininova, TPB or some other site directly.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (1)

Idiomatick (976696) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475141)

Isohunt isn't bad they are heading up the fight against copyright to a lesser degree in Canada. As well they have 3.8 million torrents. Someone tell me if another site can top that. Personally I'm looking for a site with a lot of good japanese content.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. philosophical digressions (1)

Bob_Who (926234) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475229)

What are some good alternatives?

God is Pirate Bay -Nietzsche

Sue them for every penny they're worth! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29474585)

Oh wait...

Re:Sue them for every penny they're worth! (1)

Squeeonline (1323439) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475589)

yeah exactly. I dont understand the point of suing a bankrupt company. Who's going to pay the debts, AND the legal fees? The only people who will benefit will be the layers.

This lawsuit is a negative image of prior ones (1)

mykos (1627575) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474589)

When The Pirate Bay was owned by people had little money, they were frequently sued by people with money. Now the opposite is true.

Re:This lawsuit is a negative image of prior ones (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29474937)

When The Pirate Bay was owned by people had little money...

That was some time ago. The ruth is the folks behind Pirate Bay have been flush with the cash-ola from adverts on their site that got HUGE traffic.

Holy Napster, Bluebeard! Not the Hamburgular! (1)

Bob_Who (926234) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474733)

Quick, Lets sue Ronald McDonald for being a clown or Apple for falling from grace.

Smell of desperation (5, Insightful)

matty619 (630957) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474775)

That whole deal stank of desperation from the getgo. The Napster sale earlier this decade should have been clue enough that you can't take a brand known for being A) Free, and B) illegal, and somehow turn a profit simply by using the name in a legitimate marketplace.

Re:Smell of desperation (1)

Vintermann (400722) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475233)

Yeah, if they'd tried, it probably wouldn't have worked. But they didn't even get that far.

Honestly, it was clear from the very beginning that GGF was a very risky, very shady company.

Re:Smell of desperation (1)

jonbryce (703250) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475319)

But my guess is that this was just a way for a nearly bankrupt company to ramp up the share price temporarily so that certain insiders could sell out before it did go down.

Euro (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29474787)

1.4 million Swedish kronor = 138 545.887 Euros

Re:Euro (0, Troll)

mqduck (232646) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474809)

Yeah, that's very helpful to the majority of Slashdot.

Re:Euro (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29474827)

I picked up on your sarcasm and agree with you; he should have provided conversion into Bhutanian Ngultrum.

Re:Euro (1)

mrmeval (662166) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475409)

That's 9815802.60 Bhutanese ngultrum you insensitive clod.

Re:Euro (1)

Jared555 (874152) | more than 4 years ago | (#29476119)

Wow.... 501250.59 increase in a matter of an hour and 16 minutes (see an above post).... You guys have really crappy inflation

Re:Euro (1)

mrmeval (662166) | more than 4 years ago | (#29477777)

I picked rupee because it was supposed to be pegged to the Bhutanese ngultrum. When I realized it was not equal /. refused to let me make a post correcting it.

http://coinmill.com/BTN_calculator.html [coinmill.com] This is a cool converter and it's showing the rupee is closer to the Bhutanese ngultrum now.

Re:Euro (1)

BasilBrush (643681) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475391)

Yeah, that's very helpful to the majority of Slashdot.

US population 307 million. Eurozone population 325 million.

What proportion of Slashdot uses which currency... anyone's guess.

Re:Euro (3, Informative)

Zontar The Mindless (9002) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475435)

Those of us who actually do use Swedish kronor couldn't care less what you Ausländer carry around in lieu of hard currency. ;)

Significant figures (1)

Kidbro (80868) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475503)

Even an AC should understand significant figures.
1.4 million Swedish kronor = 140000 Euros.

1,378,525 Swedish kronor, as was the exact number mentioned in the article, however, currently amounts to 136,420.70 [google.com] Euros

The Deal Never Closed (2, Insightful)

xombo (628858) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474875)

They never completed the deal. TPB continues to be operated by the founders. This only affects the sale, which everyone was against anyway.

There's very few swedish crowns.. (1, Informative)

skrolle2 (844387) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474925)

The English word for the currency of Sweden is "kronor" or "Swedish kronor". There's only a few Swedish crowns in existence, and they're displayed in the Royal Armory Museum in Stockholm.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (2, Informative)

Vintermann (400722) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475249)

"Crowns" is literally what kronor means. It's a perfectly OK translation.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (2, Insightful)

skrolle2 (844387) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475405)

There are literal translations of the words yen, dollar, renminbi, ringgit, peso, and several other currencies, but you don't translate those, do you?

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475761)

There are literal translations of the words yen, dollar, renminbi, ringgit, peso, and several other currencies, but you don't translate those, do you?/quote

We're simply not very consistent in this area, but "krone" is translated in English. I think all of Scandinavia (Norwegian crowns, Swedish crowns, Danish crowns) agree on this. Just like we translate some city name, country names and whatever but not others.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

skrolle2 (844387) | more than 4 years ago | (#29476053)

No, it is translated to "crowns" only by Scandinavians *themselves* when they are speaking English. Noone else does this, it's not translated outside of Scandinavia, and it's not like "kronor" or "kroner" is hard to pronounce in English either.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

Vintermann (400722) | more than 4 years ago | (#29476099)

It isn't hard to pronounce, but you do occasionally run into ugliness with pluralisation/definitive vs. indefinitive forms.

Unless Soulskill the slasdot editor is a closet scandinavian, I'd say some other people do it too.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

mangu (126918) | more than 4 years ago | (#29476843)

There are literal translations of the words yen, dollar, renminbi, ringgit, peso, and several other currencies, but you don't translate those, do you?

I don't know about yen, renmimbi, or ringgit, but which is the literal translation for "dollar"? AFAIK, the word comes from "joachinsthaler".

Besides, it's not uncommon to translate currency names. The pound for instance, is only called that in English, a Spanish speaking person will call it a "libra", a French calls it a "livre", etc.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

Kidbro (80868) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475935)

That's a bit optimistic. Yes, one meaning of the Swedish word 'krona' can be translated to the English word 'crown'. That does not mean that all of meanings of the word can.
Try the same trick with the Swedish word 'fil', and start talking about how your hard drive is full of soured milk, how you were eating lanes for breakfast, and that you're switching files on the freeway (yes, Swedish uses the exact same word for those three things).

For Swedish speakers: http://lexin2.nada.kth.se/cgi-bin/sve-eng?krona [nada.kth.se]

It works both ways, by the way. The first that comes to mind is the English word 'cut', which can easily be translated to at least three different Swedish words, depending on context (whether the tool involved is a knife, scissors or an axe).

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

that this is not und (1026860) | more than 4 years ago | (#29476831)

But in the historical context, the moneytary unit 'krona' is closely associated with the crown; it's not a homonym. The historical coin in question sometimes depicts a crown, and is always issued by the monarchy or their agents.

My father collects larger silver coins (I am a history enthusiast but not well-to-do, so I collect old copper and bronze coins mostly) and the coins from all around the world (mostly European countries) are called 'kronen' or 'crown' or whatever the local language dictates. Here [predecimal.com] is a numismatic web site selling British Crowns. I have some half crowns in my collection. (I prefer to collect shillings or less, my preference is for the sixpence)

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29479169)

There's many different english words for cut, appropriate to context as well. Knife? Slash, slice. Scissors: Snip, trim. Axe: Chop.

People saying how a language has many words for the same one English word obviously haven't paid much attention to the vocabulary of English and how it assimilates any word into its vernacular that becomes common enough in use.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29479303)

"Yes, one meaning of the Swedish word 'krona' can be translated to the English word 'crown'. That does not mean that all of meanings of the word can"

Which other meanings? Your link didn't provide any alternative translations, and I can't think of any other usages of krona in Swedish that isn't in fact the same word just sometimes used in a slightly different context (like the "crown" of a tree), but that goes for the word crown in English too, in pretty much the same manner.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (3, Informative)

Zontar The Mindless (9002) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475457)

Yes, and I bought a coffee lattè yesterday at Coffee By George at Gullmarsplan Station here in Stockholm, and the girl said, "That's 37 crowns, please". Just like virtually every other Swedish person I've met in 2+ years here says when speaking English (which virtually all Swedes do). So please come over here and tell them that they've all got it wrong.

Tack för att du spelar!

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29475617)

The real shame is paying 37:- at CBG.
7/11 is cheaper and just as good :P

Signed,
a Gullmarsplan native.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

Zontar The Mindless (9002) | more than 4 years ago | (#29481555)

You're correct, of course. But sometimes one gives up a little economy for the sake of velocity.

Also, I like the girl who works there in the mornings. ;)

(Time and weather permitting, I prefer to take the bus instead of the Tvärbanan -- I can get better coffee even more cheaply at the other end, plus a nice walk over the Liljeholmsbron.)

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

skrolle2 (844387) | more than 4 years ago | (#29476011)

I *am* Swedish, and I *do* tell people that they're wrong when I hear them do that.

The point is that it's only Swedes (and Danes and Norwegians) that translate the name of their currency when speaking English, in the mistaken belief that it's easier to understand, when in fact the opposite is true.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29476191)

Please, how else should we sound cultured and sensitive?

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

skrolle2 (844387) | more than 4 years ago | (#29479817)

Yes, let's translate everything to be as helpful as possible. Oh wait, we're already halfway there. :-/

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

kamikaez (1202329) | more than 4 years ago | (#29476249)

>I *do* tell people that they're wrong when I hear them do that.

Don't you think that maybe, just maybe, *you* are wrong when everyone else is of a different opinion?
Nitpickers are irritating, but when your actually wrong as well it's just plain sad..

Just for reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_krone [wikipedia.org]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_krona [wikipedia.org]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_krone [wikipedia.org]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_kr%C3%B3 [wikipedia.org]

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

skrolle2 (844387) | more than 4 years ago | (#29479805)

Yes, thanks for proving my point. Note the title of the articles, and note that they mention "crowns" only once. For the remainder of the articles, the currency is consistently referred to as "kronor" and "kroner" respectively.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29480291)

And before the Euro came, apparently the Dutch too ("guilder") and judging by the pronunciation, also the French and the Germans. So it isn't all that uncommon to translate currency names, and the difference in clarity is nil (that'd be "15 kronor" versus "15 crowns" - who cares?) which means that it's a personal style opinion with no "right" or "wrong" choice.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

laddiebuck (868690) | more than 4 years ago | (#29484077)

It's not a translation, you fool. I do hate it when people go about correcting others without taking the time to find out what's wrong.

Crown is the correct term, as it is a name of an English currency, now defunct. However, crowns were in use until the 60s. (For something you might recognise, remember that line in some Van Morrison song about half-a-crown?) Just as the correct term for the Hungarian forint is florin, as that is also an English name.

Just to recap: proper names that have equivalents in your target language, like "Sweden" or "crown" should be rendered with that term when speaking or writing the target language.

Re:There's very few swedish crowns.. (1)

tiq (23806) | more than 4 years ago | (#29483873)

You paid 37 kronor/crowns/spänn for a latte? At Gullmarsplan?

You're crazy!

Xanatos gambit? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29474969)

I have to wonder, was the whole Pirate Bay buyout plan orchestrated so that TPB could out these guys?

Ahoy, me hearty! (2, Funny)

Memroid (898199) | more than 4 years ago | (#29474991)

T' me,
Yo, Ho, Yo, Ho,
It's "Talk Like A Pirate" Day!
That time in September when sea dogs remember
That grown-ups still know how ta play!
When wenches are curvy and dogs are all scurvy
And a soft-wear patch covers your eye,
Ta hell with our jobs, for one day we're all swabs
And buccaneers all till we die!

So hoist up the mainsils and shut down your brain cells,
They only would get in the way,
Avast there, me hearty, we're havin' a party,
It's "Talk... Like... A Pirate" Day!

I am against conspiracy theories... (1)

Pecisk (688001) | more than 4 years ago | (#29475057)

...but suing for taxes are second most popular way how more "alternatively democratic" countries deal with opposition in business :)

Anyway, as far as I know, deal is more or less dead in the water, so probably it is for the best.

Re:Pirate Bay is dead. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29475209)

Pirate Bay is dead. Pirate Bay remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become pirates simply to appear worthy of it?

Corporate veil to the rescue (1)

freedom_india (780002) | more than 4 years ago | (#29476195)

This is probably the first time i like the artificial body called Corporation: but this EXACTLY what the law intends.
A corporation is separate from its shareholders. Financially and legally.
If a company declared bankruptcy, the court can appoint a receiver and make sure every one gets their money.
If not, then tough luck.
Suing individuals behind the corporation however much shares they own, is a strict no-no.
BUT, OTOH, its the lawmakers who have sued.
So they can change the law to make sure pirate bay's backers pay up.

How appropriate. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29476371)

Look at the date.

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