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The Pirate Bay Claims It Is Now Hosting From North Korea

samzenpus posted about a year and a half ago | from the best-practices dept.

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An anonymous reader writes in with news that The Pirate Bay claims North Korea has offered the site virtual asylum. A press release reads: "The Pirate Bay has been hunted in many countries around the world. Not for illegal activities but being persecuted for beliefs of freedom of information. Today, a new chapter is written in the history of the movement, as well as the history of the internets. A week ago we could reveal that The Pirate Bay was accessed via Norway and Catalonya. The move was to ensure that these countries and regions will get attention to the issues at hand. Today we can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of Korea, to fight our battles from their network."

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Nope. (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073243)

No it isn't.

Re:Nope. (1)

SomePgmr (2021234) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073519)

Yeah, I'm guessing this release is roughly a month early.

Re:Nope. (4, Funny)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about a year and a half ago | (#43074005)

It's 1st of April according to the North Korean calendar. They haven't switched to Julian calendar yet.

Not yet (5, Informative)

segoy (641704) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073717)

The article doesn't say they are being hosted from DRNK, it says they've been invited to. The /. title is a poor summation, but the fact that they're not currently hosted there does not disagree with the content of the linked blog post.

Re:Not yet (2)

anagama (611277) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073819)

just to be pedantic, it's "DPRK" (Democratic People's Republic of Korea).

Re:Not yet (1)

segoy (641704) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073853)

Thanks. I was looking at the initials thinking it didn't feel right, but took the time neither to confirm nor deny.

Re:Not yet (2)

Beardo the Bearded (321478) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073953)

That's why we generally call it "Best Korea" online.

Re:Nope. (4, Insightful)

buchner.johannes (1139593) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073885)

Without doubt, North Korea will take some remuneration from the Pirate Bay, which makes the Pirate Bay give money and credibility to a country with a population living in fear and hunger, and strengthening a regime that operates concentration camps.

This shows that they either have not thought this through, or they have no stance on human rights (i.e. they show they just want to download illegal stuff, not increase freedom of individuals). I hope this is a joke or will be retracted.

Re:Nope. (1)

cps42 (102752) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073983)

Yes. This. They have exactly zero chance of affecting change in DPRK, but Korean Government will get some hard currency to work with.

Re:Nope. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43074269)

One of those rare cases where "affecting change" and "effecting change" are both technically correct...

Re:Nope. (0, Flamebait)

cheater512 (783349) | about a year and a half ago | (#43074153)

The US doesn't have a favourable stance on human rights either. Obama is cleared to bomb civilians in his own country without a trial. What is your point?

Ahhhhhhh.... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073261)

NOW comes the freedom and "liberation" thing for those poor north koreans....

Re:Ahhhhhhh.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073327)

The Pirate Bay has been hunted in many countries around the world. Not for illegal activities but being persecuted for beliefs of freedom of information.

Ohh, BARF!

Re:Ahhhhhhh.... (1)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073531)

Or both. Both sounds fair. Pirates turned political long ago, and there are plenty of famous examples of acts that were both illegal and political statements. They may not be in the Rosa Parks school of fame, but it's a matter of degree.

Re:Ahhhhhhh.... (2)

History's Coming To (1059484) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073741)

Precisely. If it was about belief and freedom of information then Torvalds, Doctorow and many like them would be the subject of persecution and legal threats in exactly the same way. The pirate bay breaks the law in many countries, and they are prosecuted as such. It's like whining about freedom of speech when you're committing a clear libel.

Re:Ahhhhhhh.... (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073973)

OTOH, when TPB started everything they currently do was perfectly legal. The laws have changed a lot since then.

Re:Ahhhhhhh.... (5, Insightful)

Fluffeh (1273756) | about a year and a half ago | (#43074253)

The laws have changed a lot since then.

Indeed, mainly because the laws are both being written and applied to enforce what the fat-cats don't like.

TPB: We don't host the files, we host torrent information. That's not illegal!
Fat-Cats: We don't like that. That's now illegal.
TPB: Okay, we don't host torrent files anymore, merely link a hash, that's not illegal.
Fat-Cats: We don't like that, we will block you anyway and think of a new way to make what you do illegal.
TPB: We don't do anything that Google doesn't do, that's not illegal.
Fat-Cats: We are blocking you from [insert country] now, your illegal tirade is over!
TPB: We will just appear under a new IP or domain... We aren't doing anything against the letter of the law....

and so on, and so on... etc... repeat... meh.

Re:Ahhhhhhh.... (1)

game kid (805301) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073579)

I definitely expect some "expedited kinetic action" due to this, and not because they actually host there (after all, logic doesn't stop the **AAs from attacking "pirate" internet users that, well, aren't).

It would be fun if TPB later announce they're hosting from computers in the US Capitol...

What could possibly go wrong... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073263)

What could possibly go wrong with torrent hosting with the Supreme Protector?

Re:What could possibly go wrong... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073353)

Not a thing ... now that Dennis Rodman [washingtonpost.com] is working as a technician ;-)

Re:What could possibly go wrong... (1)

Ossifer (703813) | about a year and a half ago | (#43074217)

Apparently his boss is Terry Childs...

Re:What could possibly go wrong... (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073573)

what indeed? I wonder if N. Korea knows exactly what they're offering here. It sounds like they don't, or that it's a hoax. Either way, TPB has at the very least another host willing to take it.

I don't think they know what they're doing, they've censored most of the content that TPB serves, and now they want TPB to serve it out of their country? Sounds off...

Re:What could possibly go wrong... (1)

Goaway (82658) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073699)

Why would they not know? And why would they care? They are not offering this to their own citizens. They are just doing it to poke the US in the eye.

Re:What could possibly go wrong... (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073747)

Well... they didn't know what "The Onion" was. And ya they are looking to poke the US in the eye, shame for them the ISPs already deployed their monitoring system.

Well, we'll see how THAT works out for you (0)

He Who Has No Name (768306) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073271)

I'm sure it'll go fantastic until somebody in the Party finds some popular files unflattering to the North Korean regime on TPB.

And then it gets interesting.

Re:Well, we'll see how THAT works out for you (5, Informative)

Jacek Poplawski (223457) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073279)

Re:Well, we'll see how THAT works out for you (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073739)

There's a sucker born every minute apparently.

Re:Well, we'll see how THAT works out for you (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073705)

I'm sure it'll go fantastic until somebody in the Party finds some popular files unflattering to the North Korean regime on TPB.

And then it gets interesting.

You mean something like this? [thepiratebay.se]

The difference - it's enormous (4, Informative)

villew (2018258) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073281)

Republic of Korea != Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

Re:The difference - it's enormous (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073451)

Exactly. You can tell how much better a place North Korea is because it's a democratic people's republic.

Re:The difference - it's enormous (4, Funny)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073635)

Splitters.

Re:The difference - it's enormous (1)

Ol Biscuitbarrel (1859702) | about a year and a half ago | (#43074245)

He's over there.

Re:The difference - it's enormous (-1)

anagama (611277) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073919)

Exactly. You can tell how much better a place North Korea is because it's a democratic people's republic.

It's all just government marketing. Like elections in the US where you are free to vote for anyone, but everyone knows only those in the monoparty (GOP/DNC) will win. It's the form of democracy where you get to choose between a puddle of puke or diarrhea. The kind that gives us a Constitution that is routinely ignored (due process free detention/execution, FISA, war powers, etc.). I'm not saying the US today is as bad as the DPRK by any stretch of the imagination. But we sure don't live up to our propaganda and the future is open.

Is it April already? (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073289)

Everyone on the internet knows that North Korea is Best Korea!

Re:Is it April already? (3, Insightful)

egcagrac0 (1410377) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073587)

Apparently, they forgot to hold this one for release the extra 29 days...

WAT? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073291)

Kevin Rodman is a undercover agent for tPB ?!

Re:WAT? (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073773)

Who the hell is Kevin Rodman?

Re:WAT? (3, Funny)

madprof (4723) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073965)

The famous hacker/sportsman.

A action of reason in a time of DRM insanity (0)

Trax3001BBS (2368736) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073315)

Oh, Ya!
Congrats ThePirateBay.

Re:A action of reason in a time of DRM insanity (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073799)

You might be a candidate for medical study seeing as you have the ability to type, and manage it with shit for brains.

It's a fake routing (5, Informative)

Zarhan (415465) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073331)

Not based in North Korea, but a fake. Basically they have hijacked couple of IP addresses and set up fake BGP advertisement, and probably generated an artificial delay with some Linux box to emulate a satellite link. Most likely the 'bay is now hosted from Cambodia.

In-depth analysis here:https://rdns.im/the-pirate-bay-north-korean-hosting-no-its-fake

Re:It's a fake routing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073577)

It's fake because it's South Korea. This is in the actual statement from TPB. The North Korea thing came from incompetent journalism and has now ballooned beyond control.

Re:It's a fake routing (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073723)

But what newspaper would even hire Sarah Palin?

Re:It's a fake routing (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073789)

It's fake because it's South Korea. This is in the actual statement from TPB.

What do you mean, are you talking about the TPB statement which reads, in part, "And to our help comes a government famous in our part of the world for locking people up for their thoughts and forbidding access to information." To me, that sounds like a description of North Korea, not South Korea.

Re:It's a fake routing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073857)

I suppose they're referring to the TPB statement which says they "have been invited by the leader of the republic of Korea, to fight our battles from their network". The Republic of Korea is South Korea.

Re:It's a fake routing (1)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073669)

But isn't it fun to see the biases collide now?

Now they've done it... (1)

John3 (85454) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073347)

They may not be afraid of the nations of the world when it comes to diplomatic and economic sanctions, but they'll cry uncle once the RIAA starts serving them with lawsuits.

Re:Now they've done it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073409)

The day the US starts a war with North Korea over copyright law is the day I do not wish to live on this planet anymore.

Re:Now they've done it... (2)

Nemesisghost (1720424) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073503)

Oh, come on, wouldn't you want to see the utmost irony? The Defender of Democratic Values going to war against The Uber Evil Rightless Commie Nation over them allowing the latest Mickey Mouse movie or Metallica album being distributed for free? I mean, think of the children.

Re:Now they've done it... (1)

mark-t (151149) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073521)

*THIS* planet? Which other one would you go to?

Re:Now they've done it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073535)

We are already at war with N. Korea, have been since the 50s. (we never ended it, just a very very long temporary cease-fire.)

The Glorious Leader (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073375)

once downloaded the entire Star Wars trilogy in 4k with zero seeders. He achieved zero lost packets and a share ratio of infiniti +1.

Re:The Glorious Leader (1)

Antipater (2053064) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073873)

The Glorious Leader once destroyed the childhoods of an entire generation of Americans singlehandedly. His tell-all memoir, "The Manchurian Film Director", remains unpublished.

North? Are you sure? Please confirm. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073377)

I saw this earlier today and the naming seems intentionally misleading and ambiguous. I'm still not entirely sure if it is North or South Korea which this applies to. Furthermore, even the reports which do say it's "North" could have easily propagated from an incorrect sensationalized source, so I'm still not convinced.

Re:North? Are you sure? Please confirm. (4, Informative)

Dins (2538550) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073997)

Well, the press release on TPB's blog [thepiratebay.se] is datelined Pyongyang, so there's that...

ROK does not equal DPRK (4, Insightful)

TEG24601 (1850816) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073417)

I'm sorry, but North Korea is the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea", whereas South Korea is the "Republic of Korea". There is a huge difference.

Re:ROK does not equal DPRK (4, Insightful)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073569)

I've noticed a general rule: If a country feels the need to proclaim 'democratic' in their name, they usually aren't.

Doubly true for 'people's.'

Yes Minister (5, Insightful)

countach (534280) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073759)

Sir Humphrey: East Yemen, isn't that a democracy?
Sir Richard Wharton: Its full name is "The Peoples' Democratic Republic of East Yemen."
Sir Humphrey: Ah, I see, so it's a communist dictatorship.

Re:ROK does not equal DPRK (4, Insightful)

MartinSchou (1360093) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073971)

While I agree with the sentiment, it does raise questions about "greatest country in the world", "land of the free", "bastion of freedom" etc.

Or to put it another way - judge countries/people/companies/stuff by their actual merits rather than their PR.

Re:ROK does not equal DPRK (0)

tompaulco (629533) | about a year and a half ago | (#43074105)

While I agree with the sentiment, it does raise questions about "greatest country in the world", "land of the free", "bastion of freedom" etc.

I'm inclined to agree with you, and yes it concerns me very much, but whenever I get vocal about it on slashdot I get shot down by people who think the current regime can do no wrong.

Re:ROK does not equal DPRK (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43074149)

- judge countries/people/companies/stuff by their actual merits rather than their PR.

Oh if we'd just apply that to politicians I think things would be much better in the industrialized world.

Re:ROK does not equal DPRK (1)

rgbrenner (317308) | about a year and a half ago | (#43074077)

You misunderstand the terms because of your lack of reading of communist material. Both "People's democracy" and "People's Republic" are communist terms.

I think your confusion will be cleared up if you simply understand that "people" only includes communists -- the rest are to tolerate communist rule (and they are not included in the term "people"). Look up "people's dictatorship" if you're curious.

Re:ROK does not equal DPRK (1)

MartinSchou (1360093) | about a year and a half ago | (#43074011)

Well, considering that the Pirate Bay's own blog [thepiratebay.se] talks about Pyongyang and that "We believe that being offered our virtual asylum in Korea is a first step of this country's changing view of access to information. It's a country opening up".

Now, while I'm not an expert in Asian politics, I don't think that Pyongyang is in South Korea, nor do i believe that the quote is an apt description of it.

This is why Dennis Rodman paid Kim a visit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073423)

I can type more than this for my comment.

In honor of the move (3, Funny)

Grayhand (2610049) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073475)

Kim Jong Un has made Talk Like A Pirate Day a national holiday!

Re:In honor of the move (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43074249)

And if you don't do it he'll make you walk the plank.

ROK or DPKR? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073483)

The Republic of Korea is South Korea.

The Democratic People's Korean Republic is North Korea.

The summary says Republic of Korea, which should mean South Korea...

Remember when slashdot had editors? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073499)

Yeah, me either.
All I see are posters.

Re:Remember when slashdot had editors? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073931)

Welcome to Web 3.0. All opinion, no real, actual data..

Boycott (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073537)

If this is true, then this website MUST be boycotted. This is the equivalent of accessing a website being hosted by nazi germany in the 30's. With over 200,000 of their own people in concentration camps, and half of their own population literally starving, this is one of the most appalling things I have read in a long time.

They are playing these people in the same way they did Dennis Rodman. Using him for propaganda purposes, trying to give their government positive press. In the meantime, half of their population are literally starving while the powerful elite rot in their palaces and spending their money on launching rockets, instead of food and medicine for their people. People in the gulags are continuously tortured for no reason other than being a family member of someone who tried to escape.

C'mon people, we're smarter than this. Nerds are smarter than this! This is not cool, this is unconscionable evil. Do not allow this to happen.

Re:Boycott (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073793)

then any and all advances that came from nazi research should be shunned post haste! the same for any companies( and their products) doing ANY business dealings, too. where does it end (or start for that matter)?

Re:Boycott (1)

LateArthurDent (1403947) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073913)

then any and all advances that came from nazi research should be shunned post haste! the same for any companies( and their products) doing ANY business dealings, too. where does it end (or start for that matter)?

The difference is that if the TPB was really being hosted in NK (it's not), then presumably NK would be getting some benefit out of it. In that case you would be literally supporting north korea by not boycotting the site, as opposed to making use of advances from atrocities you did not help perform.

Ironic (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073545)

Today we can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of Korea, to fight our battles from their network."

So North Korea is now our ally in our ongoing struggle for the freedom of information sharing?

it's true! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073553)

Dennis Rodman carried the server with him on the plane!

Re:it's true! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43074179)

Dennis Rodman carried the server with him on the plane!

So where did they find to plug the thing in to power and network?

Wait for confirmation from Mr Dennis Rodman (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073557)

He's now the world's expert on the internal workings of North Korea.

Twisted (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073571)

Bah. This stupidity has been taking place since some fools decided that linking to something was criminal. And its been wrong ever since.

As for Torrenting and liberty, I have a bit of sympathy with the underground. The free market isn't free market when its got this level of enforcement and legalise. But there isn't anything that anyone could ever say that would have me deeming freedom of any kind being worth taking north korean scum bag yung sick in the head communist scum of the earth cum whats his face and his henchmen help in the area - as acceptable.

Just no.

And as for Rodman, I don't care if your a Politican. Don't be one thats fine. But for someone to go there who has access to our freedom's and act as this kind of PR is beyond contempt. The world needs to free North Korea.

The Exception That Proves The Rule (5, Funny)

American AC in Paris (230456) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073583)

Slashdot: the only site on the Internet where you get solid information in the comments, but only a fool would venture into the news post.

Re:The Exception That Proves The Rule (4, Insightful)

PRMan (959735) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073653)

The comments and the article are typically OK. It's the summaries that are screwed up!

Re:The Exception That Proves The Rule (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43074113)

Peer review in action!

Re:The Exception That Proves The Rule (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43074291)

Slashdot: the only site on the Internet where you get solid information in the comments, but only a fool would venture into the news post.

A great reason why nobody ever bothers R-ingTFA.

"Fake" or not (1)

CanEHdian (1098955) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073641)

While there is very legitimate evidence being presented elsewhere pointing out that this is a hoax, the story is of course fabulous and the irony wonderful. Internet Freedom being defended from the Copyright Industry by none other than North Korea?

It will be an interesting story to follow and I'm wondering who the RIAA/MPAA (indirectly, of course) are going after next...

Re:"Fake" or not (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073691)

This is not freedom in any sense of the word. The piratebay is for illegal piracy, and nothing else. Having a few legal torrents doesnt change a thing.

Re:"Fake" or not (1)

PIBM (588930) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073839)

It's not because it's illegal where you live that it's illegal for everybody else. And the few legals torrents for you might well be illegal somewhere else.

Pirate Bay in North-Korea.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073657)

.... The gateway for any other country to gain access to their network in a easier way.

Cannot honestly say this is a smart thing of the North Koreans... tactically speaking of course!

Comparisons of Penalties (1)

craznar (710808) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073663)

Interestingly for me - the penalties for what they are doing seem far worse than for what we are 'meant' to believe they are doing.

One of the big downsides for huge penalties for trivial things - is people will end up doing non-trivial but lesser penalty crimes to protect themselves.

Wrong Country (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073683)

I'm pretty sure the "Republic of Korea" is actually South Korea. North Korea is called "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea." Something is wrong with the pirate bay post. (It's pretty obvious that they were actually talking about the north, since they mentioned Pyongyang.)

Definitely NORTH Korea (1)

Paran (28208) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073693)

The press release hosted on TPB says Pyongyang, which is the capital of NORTH Korea. Interesting indeed, but the outrage of some people is a little over the top. Morals and politics aside, a persecuted movement must reside where it's not being persecuted.

Antipiracy hijacking of traffic (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43073805)

A traceroute shows traffic being routed through MarkMonitor, the AntiPiracy group. WTF!!!

  7 sjo-bb1-link.telia.net (195.12.255.233) 197.532 ms 199.783 ms 209.439 ms
  8 verio-119529-sjo-bb1.telia.net (213.248.86.50) 201.237 ms 202.597 ms 203.217 ms
  9 ae-6.r20.snjsca04.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.5.12) 207.126 ms 207.772 ms 208.429 ms
10 ae-4.r21.asbnva02.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.4.102) 305.135 ms 282.983 ms 305.679 ms
11 ae-2.r23.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.145) 360.951 ms 338.921 ms 350.351 ms
12 ae-2.r02.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.159) 361.888 ms 354.806 ms 361.147 ms
13 xe-4-1.r02.dsdfge01.de.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.65) 348.733 ms 351.305 ms 354.571 ms
14 * * *
15 213.198.77.122 (213.198.77.122) 358.035 ms 357.563 ms 352.571 ms
16 * * *
17 xe-0-1-0-3.r02.frnkge03.de.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.5.62) 363.814 ms 351.607 ms 356.227 ms
18 xe-0.level3.frnkge03.de.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.8.202) 367.404 ms 351.365 ms 352.546 ms
19 vlan90.csw4.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.69.154.254) 442.660 ms 435.922 ms ae-82-82.ebr2.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.69.140.25) 436.532 ms
20 ae-61-61.csw1.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.69.134.66) 442.497 ms 453.716 ms 451.085 ms

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Re:Antipiracy hijacking of traffic (1)

lothos (10657) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073951)

The Level3.net domain name is registered at MarkMonitor, a domain registrar that also protects trademarks. It does not mean that traffic is going through Mark Monitor.

Re:Antipiracy hijacking of traffic (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43074161)

lol, good job you posed anon egh? wouldnt want to confirm you are an idiot interpreting a traceroute and whois would we ?

try increasing the hops on your trace, level3 (who you whois'd) is a massive backbone/tier 1 provider, their domain name is managed by MarkMonitor who managed large brand domain names, but you know that right ?

Oh my god! (1)

Saija (1114681) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073809)

Pirates operating "servers" from an exis of evil country?
Oh my god!! Is this a plot for a new Austin Powers movie?

For Great Justice! (1)

EverlastingPhelps (568113) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073867)

NorK Man in the Middle attack in 3... 2...

what difference does it make? (1)

stenvar (2789879) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073875)

The traffic--or the country--may simply be cut off at the border.

Long live the lunatics (1)

Sir or Madman (2818071) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073923)

Information is free. Duplication of artistic works, not so much....Ah, fuck it, I like these people. The world needs more wild shit-disturbers, no matter how crazy, to keep the powers that be in check. Just don't steal too much from real artists. Somewhat cool to make a statement, but not cool to rip them off financially. (By real artists I mean those did not begin their careers on a powerpoint in a boardroom.)

News flash (1)

chajath (610538) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073955)

The Pirate Bay just got nuked

Oh, yeah, great (1)

FuzzNugget (2840687) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073963)

Nothing puts people at ease like those wacky North Koreans!

This kind of sux (1)

supertrooper (2073218) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073981)

Semantics aside (which Korea is which) I must say this bothers me little bit. For a long time I have been a supporter of TPB, but if they are even considering this move then I will have to withdraw my support, or at least suspend it until this is cleared up. Anyone who is excited by support of a very oppressive regime cannot be a friend of freedom of any kind.

TPB now hosted in North Korea... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43074041)

...In other news, the U.S. administration has decided that the time for diplomacy with North Korea is over, and a full-scale military invasion is the only way to "liberate its people from hunger and oppression".

Hackers check in.... (1)

wherrera (235520) | about a year and a half ago | (#43074193)

but they don't check out.

Ask the Japanese and Americans who provided translation assistance in past decades.

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