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Pirate Bay Server Immortalized in Museum

Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes | about a year and a half ago

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Nerval's Lobster writes "One of the first servers used by notorious file-hosting service The Pirate Bay has reportedly ended up at the Computer Museum in Linköping. A picture of the exhibit sent to TorrentFreak—a popular site for file-sharing news—shows the server in its original tower casing. The hardware will headline an exhibit on 50 years of file sharing. As the exhibit notes, The Pirate Bay is one of the focal points for the file-sharing phenomenon, used to share both copyrighted works (such as music and movies) and free-for-all material (open-source Linux distributions and the like). The sharing of the former has created a worldwide cat-and-mouse game, with governments doing their best to block file-sharing sites, capture their servers, and prosecute their operators. “In less than ten years The Pirate Bay has become a contemporary historical phenomenon, due to its distinguished position in the file-sharing debate,” according to the museum exhibit. “The discussions that have sprung from this simple computer server concerns serious subjects as freedom of speech, global democracy and of course the sole existence of copyright.”"
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