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The Pirate Bay to file charges against MediaDefender

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Sep 2007 19:49 User comments (16)

The Pirate Bay to file charges against MediaDefender In yet another twist on the embarrassing MediaDefender email leak, the infamous torrent tracker ThePirateBay is now set to file charges against MediaDefender claiming personal attacks on the site by paid hackers and saboteurs.
According to TPB's official blog, the admins confide that we "now have proof [... that] the big record and movie labels are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and ddosers to destroy our trackers."

"While browsing through the email we identified the companies that are also active in Sweden and we have tonight reported these incidents to the police."
? Brokep, one of the admins explained, "The charges are infrastructural sabotage, denial of service attacks, hacking and spamming, all of these on a commercial level."

According to Slyck, the following companies are currently targeted by TPB's charges.
Twentieth Century Fox, Sweden AB, Emi Music Sweden AB, Universal Music Group Sweden AB, Universal Pictures Nordic AB, Paramount Home Entertainment (Sweden) AB, Atari Nordic AB , Activision Nordic Filial Till Activision (UK) Ltd, Ubisoft Sweden AB, Sony Bmg Music Entertainment (Sweden) AB and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic AB.


It is unclear currently whether the charges will lead to full lawsuits against all the named companies but it doesn't seem like the admins over at TPB are messing around.

More updates as they become available.

Source:
Slyck

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16 user comments

121.9.2007 21:17

Even though I don't really like TPB, if they get an actual lawsuit up and win it then that would be amazing.

Its nice to see that things such as the MPAA/RIAA hacking, DDoSing, etc. rumors proven true. This shows you how bad those companies really are, in my opinion.

Peace

221.9.2007 23:36

I'm not sure why anyone would "not like" Pirate Bay, but ok...
But I get the feeling that TPB has been waiting patiently for this kind of thing to happen. They are just the kind of people to run with this and make it hurt!!!

322.9.2007 1:44

Its pay back tiem, they are gonna make the companies hurt bad! RELE BAD! and they aren't gonna let ppl forget about this! Hope they win!

422.9.2007 2:13
nobrainer
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DDoS and entrapment are both against American law, but i bet the government whitewash this and drop all charges!

BTW the English media has not ran one single story on this is it the same in the American mainstream media?

usually as soon as anyone gets hacked a line of ppl queuing up to tell the nation that we need more internet security and restrictions and the government must control it, but with this hack not a single peep in ANY media in the uk!

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522.9.2007 4:27
hughjars
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Excellent.

Great to see someone taking the fight to the bas*ards.

It's been obvious for a long long time that they have been illegally and secretly releasing viruses, trojans and worms via infected files to attack the on-line public.....and of course once released onto the net they are never containable or controllable.

The easy way around it is to scan all your p2p/bittorrent d/ls and only use sites where a community exists and people regularly comment and say what is fake or infected or not.

I hope those in 'the industry' get stung ever more harshly for the damage they have caused in pursuit of their absurd & greedy objectives.

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622.9.2007 7:43

Quote:
I'm not sure why anyone would "not like" Pirate Bay, but ok...
I just think there are better torrent sites out there, TPB is decent and all but I just prefer other sites. Thats what I ment when I said "I don't really like TPB".

722.9.2007 10:39

Dr. Evil Pinkie laugh my ass off!

822.9.2007 12:29
WierdName
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Originally posted by nobrainer:
BTW the English media has not ran one single story on this is it the same in the American mainstream media?
Haven't heard one story about any of this in the mainstream news.

As for the story, I don't prefer TPB but it's nice to see they have some ground to pound the MPAA/others into after all the superfluous lawsuits upon lawsuits upon lawsuits. I wonder how this will turn out.

922.9.2007 17:46

Quote:
BTW the English media has not ran one single story on this is it the same in the American mainstream media?
Good point. I read that itunes was selling drm free song dl's in the papers for months after
the announcement but nothing on this. It's funny what tec news makes it to the mainstream media. It does seem filtered.

1023.9.2007 12:36

They mentioned Sony music and Sony Pictures, here come all the Sony haters that are going to jump all over this.

1124.9.2007 2:50
nobrainer
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Originally posted by wetsparks:
They mentioned Sony music and Sony Pictures, here come all the Sony haters that are going to jump all over this.
unfortunately for sony fanboys the so called "attacks" on them are not unjust. as sony has more pro drm lobbyists than there are actual congress members so stupid anti consumer bills get passed, and then you have sony's drm side like ARccOS that failed to play in ppls dvd players including sony players, and their secret rootkit xcp on cd's that allowed hackers to run malicious code and after the public were made aware sony released a patch to remove it which mad hacking someone's pc even easier! CLEFIA and SecuROM are another two of sony's delights.

sony are at the forefront of all drm bodies which is why they are always mentioned, a great example of this is that blu-ray is region locked but hd-dvd is not, why you ask, global price fixing, just ask http://www.lik-sang.com/ about sony and price fixing and then you may understand about drm sony and courporate screw overs and why ppl dislike them.

now it seems that media companies may have been aware of mediadefender's illegal tactics and are facing a backlash, regardless of which game machine you like this is bad for everyone as it encourages more underhand anti consumer tactics!

BTW DRM bodies cross reference to see who loves drm!

MPAA:

Sony Pictures, Buena Vista (The Walt Disney Company), Paramount Pictures (Viacom -- which bought DreamWorks in February 2006), 20th Century Fox , Universal Studios , and Warner Bros. (Time Warner)

AACS LA:

Sony, Disney, Intel, Microsoft, Matsushita (Panasonic), Warner Brothers, IBM and Toshiba.

RIAA:

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, EMI, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group.

Blu-ray Disc Association:

Sony, Matsushita, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp and Samsung.

1228.9.2007 5:55

These are the initial stages and only time will tell how this will unfold.

1328.9.2007 18:53

Will the MPAA/RIAA burn my house down if I say "GOOOOOOOOO PIRATES!!!!!" ?

1428.9.2007 19:36

I wonder why the U.S. media has said/reported nothing about this.It will be interesting to see how hard they try to make this go away. Kuddos to the P.B. for standing up.

151.10.2007 11:14

The US mainstream media has said nothing because it's not really a free press. Disney owns ABC, MS own NBC, We don't need to mention Fox, and CBS is just another flavor in the ABC, NBC, CBS neapolitan media mix.

Part two is the mainstream media in the US is more of a political wing than anything else. Does anybody seriously believe (here in the US with me, or outside looking in) that the media is unbiased, untouched by politico's (can we say "which story will the clintons (pick either one) kill about themselves this week?"), an unaffected by the same lobyists that buy politicians?

No, our media is smoother about it (than asia), and a little tempered, but they're run by the same idiological socialists that make up the majority of our current government.

Why do you think nobody watches the evening news anymore? . . .

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Oct 2007 @ 11:16

163.10.2007 11:13
agwild99
Inactive

Ok, at what point do the "good guys" turn "bad" and get shut down themselves. These companies are trying to fight a battle they can never win legally so now they are stooping to vigilante status. They are wasting money trying to make more money by forcing people to buy instead of download, when in reality most people would never buy it anyhow. The only reason they would get it is because it is free. Kinda like porn: great to have, but not worth paying for because you can save your money and buy the real thing if you need to.

Illegal fighting illegal. Sounds like the makings of a good movie; that will be shared and downloaded illegally someday.

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