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The Pirate Bay now owns IFPI.com

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2007 17:54 User comments (31)

The Pirate Bay now owns IFPI.com IFPI.com, the domain previously owned by the infamous anti-piracy outfit, The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has now somehow found its way into the hands of The Pirate Bay, the infamous torrent tracker.
Making the situation even more ironic, The Pirate Bay admin team says it will now use the domain to host the newly founded International Federation of Pirate Interests.

The main domain of the IFPI, ifpi.org, is still working but anyone trying to access ifpi.com are redirected to a Pirate Bay server with a splash screen showing "International Federation of Pirate Interests."

Brokep, one of the admins of the Pirate Bay had this to say, "International Federation of Pirate Interests (IFPI) is the new international federation we're starting in order to get the word of piracy spread."

When asked how they got the domain, Brokep responded, "It's not a hack, someone just gave us the domain name. We have no idea how they got it, but it's ours and we're keeping it."

Im sure everyone agrees the Pirate Bay will be a better host than the IFPI.

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31 user comments

112.10.2007 18:09

LOL ROFLMAO HAHAHAHA!!!!

212.10.2007 18:23
vinny13
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What do they mean by,"spread the word of piracy?"

312.10.2007 18:48

Bwahaha! Another step in the right direction! TPB forever!

412.10.2007 19:17

piracy corps NICE!

512.10.2007 19:48
armorthis
Inactive

I love TPB
nothing stops them

612.10.2007 19:48

That's just umm to funny. I would like to know the real story behind this and how it came about.

712.10.2007 21:17

It will be interesting to see if any legal proceedings come of this.

812.10.2007 22:26

bwahahahahhahahahahah..............
ahahahhahahhahahahhahha...........
ahahhahahahhhahahhahahhah........
ah......ah......ah......ah.......



uh oh I think I just soiled myself!


Absolutly positively undeniably freakin hilarious!

912.10.2007 22:30

If you check the ifpi is actually .org, unless they changed it within the time frame but I don't know. So I'm assuming the .com was never taken so congrats and getting it and can't wait to see it!

1012.10.2007 23:01
furchtlos
Inactive

THIS IS AWSUM. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

1113.10.2007 0:01
theridges
Inactive

TPB are on the frontline of torrents and piracy they really love embarrassing those anti-piracy groups.

1213.10.2007 1:56
SamNz
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lol well done to TPB :)

1313.10.2007 2:59

About time that the pirates struck a blow back at the anti-piracy pansies.

1413.10.2007 3:43

The authorities should have no problem spotting those onvolved in piracy surely.
They have one leg a stick usually an eye patch a parrot on one shoulder and mutter something about "AHHHHHHHH JIM LAD."
Quite easy to spot in this day and age surely

1513.10.2007 4:02
duke8888
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Thats like letting the fox in the henhouse it will be easy for them now to track more people for all types of infractions. Bet memebrship drops LOL>

1713.10.2007 8:33

Originally posted by delboy54:
The authorities should have no problem spotting those onvolved in piracy surely.
They have one leg a stick usually an eye patch a parrot on one shoulder and mutter something about *"AHHHHHHHH JIM LAD."
Quite easy to spot in this day and age surely
*Harry Mud from the Star Trek Ep "The Touble With Tribbles." Or was it from the other ep when they were trapped on a planet with a bunch of beautiful androids???

1813.10.2007 9:45
BIGnewb
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lol

1913.10.2007 10:46

HELL YEAH!!! WAY TO GO PIRATEBAY

2013.10.2007 11:54

The word piracy is a misnomer one can only be a pirate if one sells their...er....warez..., I wish both sides would lay off the cool sounding retortic....

2113.10.2007 12:32

Yo ho yo ho a pirates life for me i love this kinda news.

2213.10.2007 14:22

this could be one of the most ironic things ever. HAHHAHA

2313.10.2007 19:29

TPB will own the internet soon! LOL

2413.10.2007 20:25

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
The word piracy is a misnomer one can only be a pirate if one sells their...er....warez..., I wish both sides would lay off the cool sounding retortic....
"4. a person who uses or reproduces the work or invention of another without authorization." - Dictionary.com

2514.10.2007 5:16

ROTFLMAO

2614.10.2007 5:17
beffman
Inactive

who said there was no justice in the world - god moves in mysterious ways - nicceeee!!

2714.10.2007 10:30
Sliztzan
Inactive

omg I love it!!!! Yahooo!!! You go Pirate Bay!!!!!

Never fear! Underdog is here!!

2815.10.2007 13:59

I love how the Pirate Bay keeps coming back to kick the autorities in the nuts over and over again.

2915.10.2007 15:34

Keep slapping dat bleep bleep lmao!! Very good move. I wanna see what happens next.

3027.10.2007 21:19

thank you for your info,thank you for your post

3131.10.2007 20:04

Quote:
ZippyDSM (AfterDawn Addict) 13 October 2007 10:54 _
The word piracy is a misnomer one can only be a pirate if one sells their...er....warez..., I wish both sides would lay off the cool sounding retortic....
not quite... true that it is a misnomer... but I bet there wasn't so much as a farthing received for even one barrel of rum stolen by the pirates of yore

No, a pirate has the loss of property as one of the defining parameters and the recording industry hasn't lost one single note to anyone in the p2p community ... IN FACT... they received at least one sale in the last year because I did download a movie (Pink Panther to be exact) and I can truthfully state that without seeing that cam of the movie I would never have paid $20 for that movie

what they call a pirate is in reality just a lonely guy sitting in their small room making an exact copy of an original that is in no way harmed by the process

now in the days of pirates they did have persons that fit that description... they were called MONKS

I am proud to say "I am a MONK"

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