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Another Pirate Bay child porn investigation

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Sep 2007 17:55 User comments (23)

Another Pirate Bay child porn investigation Another investigation has been launched into the alleged trade of child pornography by users of The Pirate Bay website. However, it is important to note that prosecutor Cathrine Rudström told Swedish news site The Local that, "The Pirate Bay are not suspects." Instead the police are hoping the popular BitTorrent tracker will co-operate with the investigation and hand over IP address info for the traders.
While some at the Pirate Bay were aware of the content being traded for about two weeks, a moderator Himod, refused to remove it on the site's forum. "I don't give a shit if you folks are upset," he said. "Me and the other moderators job are NOT to have an opinion about if it is immoral or not."

While the Pirate Bay administration have said that such material would be removed as fast as possible on notification, which did happen a few times, the site also boasts a no-censor policy and argues that it is impossible to track 600,000 torrents.

Sites like The Pirate Bay, which completely despise the idea of censorship, are easily abused services when it comes to this kind of material.

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23 user comments

13.9.2007 18:28

Although I agree with the no-censorship policy of TPB, I do also agree that the mentioned content should be removed immediately. One thing I do like is the fact that the Pirate Bay isn't the suspect in this situation, the police realise that TPB and its Admin's/Mods do not control what people upload and so they are not held responsible it.

However, I do think that TPB should at the ever least just delete the pr0n. If they don't hand over the IPs of the people that upload that is not cool but at least they should delete it so it can't get passed around.

Peace

23.9.2007 18:57

Sounds Fishy to me!!!Could be a setup for future torrent sites to give over its IP addresses and personal information,and shut down torrent sites.If any moderator was aware of the content and failed to act on it.Shame on him or her and should be accountable!!!

This child porn cr*p is giving torrent sites a very bad name!!!

33.9.2007 20:48
cousinkix
Inactive

I would just delete the kiddie porn and be done with the issue. No need to become a snitch, unless some pervert is repeatedly posting his garbage on the Pirate Bay. Then, providing their IPs to the police is the best solution; if they refuse to get lost and stop their illegal activities. Most of us don't wanna get involved with these sickos...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Sep 2007 @ 20:50

43.9.2007 20:56

Its rather ironic that some of these countries like Holland, Sweden, Germany and the like are coming down with guns blazing on cp traders..when they in fact sold it legally in the 70s and 80s. Amsterdam had it up to their ears in the 70s. You could go to any newsstand and see it sold right next to the mainstream porn. Not so much as a peep out of any politicians at all

Then of course, the 90s arrived...

54.9.2007 0:23

Hey windsong do the whole world a HUGE favor and don't have any kids, or work in a daycare, ever.

64.9.2007 5:35

There are always exceptions...

Child Porn is one of them. I think the site should have a written policy on something as on this. Child Porn is in most peoples eyes immoral and sickening, especially if u have children of your own.

Those who think child porn is okay have their own problems. Either way, i would hope that such a policy would be similar to what cousinkix mentions above.

Its not in the sites best interest to stand off to the side and not comment or take any action accept to blame others. Its called "Helping".
Imaging what the world be like today if nobody "Snitched" or told the truth when it really matters

74.9.2007 6:16
morguex
Inactive

I'm not sure what to even say, This stuff is so wrong in so many ways.
And The moderators won't do anything about it, after knowing about it for 2 weeks?
Well all I can say is I hope "the pirate bay" goes do forever.
Because as far as I concerned if you know about it and do nothing about it, then your part of the problem.

84.9.2007 6:17

If they comply with this request now, what is stopping the authorities to force them to comply with the handing over of information in the future?

94.9.2007 11:02

Originally posted by Unfocused:
If they comply with this request now, what is stopping the authorities to force them to comply with the handing over of information in the future?
FU. How dare you! You make me sick. Child porn Hurts both physically and mentally the victim. With all the other content on torrents no one is hurt this is different. You think that this will be used to get them to comply with future cases. If it stops one child from being abused it’s worth it. But I guess you getting some free software is more important to you then saving a child from this crap right? HOW CAN YOU EVEN DEFEND THIS IN ANY WAY? CENSORSHIP IS SOMETIMES A GOOD THING!!!

104.9.2007 11:03

Originally posted by Unfocused:
If they comply with this request now, what is stopping the authorities to force them to comply with the handing over of information in the future?
FU. How dare you! You make me sick. Child porn Hurts both physically and mentally the victim. With all the other content on torrents no one is hurt this is different. You think that this will be used to get them to comply with future cases. If it stops one child from being abused it’s worth it. But I guess you getting some free software is more important to you then saving a child from this crap right? HOW CAN YOU EVEN DEFEND THIS IN ANY WAY? CENSORSHIP IS SOMETIMES A GOOD THING!!!

114.9.2007 11:20

Look, if anybody wants to debate morality of child porn with another user, then please do so in private messages, these comments always turn ugly if people get into a crazy debate about it.

124.9.2007 11:41

Deleting the child porn is probably the smartest thing they could do. But I am unsure of how difficult it would be to basically police the entire torrent tracker for child porn. The idea of turning over IPs sounds fine and is liked by the ears. But the brain can tell you, as stated before, that if The Pirate Bay goes handing out IPs now when it's a child porn crime, then imagine what it will be like when they are asked for it later for some piracy crime bullshit? They'll basically be expected to, and it's just really complicated. Plus, if they hand over anything now, users could get really angry, and pretty much start a riot.

At this point, sitting on the sidelines is probably the best thing they could do.

134.9.2007 11:42

I don't think Unfocused is defending child porn anyone in their right mind would not post on a message board defending child porn it's sick. I took it as meaning what's to stop the feds from demanding information on other stuff not even involving child porn.

144.9.2007 12:30
morguex
Inactive

First of all Child porn is vile, sick, disgusting garbage.
But the part that makes me even more angry about this is that a moderator knew this was going on for 2 weeks did'nt do a damm thing about it.
Quote from The Pirate Bay "While some at the Pirate Bay were aware of the content being traded for about two weeks, a moderator Himod, refused to remove it on the site's forum. "I don't give a shit if you folks are upset," he said. "Me and the other moderators job are NOT to have an opinion about if it is immoral or not."
When I read shit like this, it makes me shake my head in Disbelief.
This person had a chance to stop this and did'nt, what an asshole.

154.9.2007 13:24

Ok.. I usually make smartass replies and agianst law enforcement trying to obtain info on people pirating material.. BUT when it comes to child porn, Gloves are off.. If Pirate Bay cant comply and take the crap off and give the name of those downloading the crap, than I hope they get hit with every amount of MPAA,LEGAL,ETC,ETC power available.....Shut em down.. Some people may not give a crap, but from now on I will no longer use Pirate Bay as one of my torrent sites... I think everyone should stop using them.

164.9.2007 15:37

@justme81

Quote:
FU. How dare you! You make me sick.
Where in my post do you see me defending kiddie porn?

@taylor30
Thank you. This is exactly what I meant. If TPB complies with this request, that sets a precedent for them to continue granting helpful information to The Feds. At least someone else understood what I meant.

Being the father of three year old girl, I get sick every time I see a case on the news about daycare workers, teachers, priests etc. molesting children. This is wrong plain and simple.
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174.9.2007 18:58

Quote:
@justme81
Quote:
FU. How dare you! You make me sick.
Where in my post do you see me defending kiddie porn?

@taylor30
Thank you. This is exactly what I meant. If TPB complies with this request, that sets a precedent for them to continue granting helpful information to The Feds. At least someone else understood what I meant.

Being the father of three year old girl, I get sick every time I see a case on the news about daycare workers, teachers, priests etc. molesting children. This is wrong plain and simple.
I understand what you mean.. Whats ashame is how the governments of this country along with others DONT give a care about child porn on the net. They will us this as an excuse to push the issue of censorship. They will use it to try and get info on those using the net for various reasons. Its the same as Lincoln using slavery as excuse to go to war with the south. Lincoln didnt give a rats ass about slavery, it was just an excuse. Bush doesnt give a rats ass about "the poeple" in the Middle East. He sent us to war with Iraq to dip his hands in oil and to boast his ego. He sent us to Afghanistan to dip his hands in the profits of Pharmaceutical Companies. Alot of people dont know that Afghanistan supplies 90% of the worlds Opium. Anyways I didnt mean to get off the subject, just wanted to show examples of how governments use these "excuses"....

185.9.2007 19:08

i say get rid of the crap man dont drag down the all mighty torrent sites because some people are to much of losers to get people thier own age





4get psp's im on dat 360 now cha dig!!

197.9.2007 14:59
duke8888
Inactive

I report all Child porno to the feds and groups screw those assholes and anyone defending those types of people one guy said not to snitch but I gfuess he is a kiddie porno fan! Screw those idiots hang them all!

207.9.2007 18:59

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Sep 2007 @ 19:15

219.9.2007 4:02

I personally know of several torrent sites that do infact bann certain content on thier sites, Kidde porn being #1 on their list,
They will in fact warn a member the first time ( a lot of peeps upload without ever checking what they upload) and delete said upload, in some instances depending on the individual their site priviliges are revoked, while they are not trying to "police" anybody ..they feel its thier site and as such they have a right to say what goes and what does not on thier sites which they maintain and pay for, which I agree with, as far as giving information to the feds pertaining to an individual, ie: ip etc.. that should be decided on a individual basis and I'll try to explain my thoughts there:
you have a peep uploading "commercial" kidde porn that is legaly allowed in certain areas of the world...let the gov get thier own info..
you have a guy uploading homemade or "non-commercial" kidde porn and they ask for the info...I would proabably give it to them

For my own self I think pedophiles are the lowest scum of the earth

I applaud PB for thier stance against censorship of any kind but kidde porn should be deleted world wide... imho

Slowgo

2210.9.2007 15:12

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
Although I agree with the no-censorship policy of TPB, I do also agree that the mentioned content should be removed immediately. One thing I do like is the fact that the Pirate Bay isn't the suspect in this situation, the police realise that TPB and its Admin's/Mods do not control what people upload and so they are not held responsible it.

However, I do think that TPB should at the ever least just delete the pr0n. If they don't hand over the IPs of the people that upload that is not cool but at least they should delete it so it can't get passed around.

Peace
I tend to agree with u there. I also say that they should remove child porn videos not porn in general which is 18-21 age group but child porn is not a thing that tpb should be allowing.

2310.9.2007 23:24

it is totally immoral and the lowest of the low, TPB should delete as soon as they are aware of it and actively help pursue the uploaders of this stuff, they will do their cause no good whatsoever by turning a blind eye,it has nothing to do with censorship..hang the paedo's

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