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The Pirate Bay accused of double standards

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 09 Jan 2009 5:19 User comments (12)

The Pirate Bay accused of double standards The new Swedish book entitled Piraterna (The Pirates) has revealed a familiar looking front cover. The cover picture with a pirate ship logo has lead the publisher and The Pirate Bay admins to some arguments. The publisher has claimed that TPB admins are furious for stealing their logo. TPB quickly responded to the double standards accusations.
According to TPB the thing they've complained about was that the publisher was claiming the book to be a biography, even though it is about Swedish pirate movement as a whole.

"There are people selling inofficial TPB clothing. And we all love that! The case about the book is that we where upset that they claim to be our own biography and nothing else. We even told them that they of course could use our logo, but we would hope they changed it in order to not deceive people", says the blog post on TPB website.

TPB did approve when they were asked if the logo could be borrowed but hope that it would be changed so that it wouldn't "deceive people".

The new book which is going to be released in late January or early February will hit the stores in time for the TPB trial in February.

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12 user comments

19.1.2009 7:41

So there will be a pdf ebook on TPB?

29.1.2009 7:58

Perhaps it's not translated to English yet though.

39.1.2009 8:05

....and it will probably hit TPB shortly after...:P

49.1.2009 11:52
atomicxl
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As always, "Its totally ok for us to steal from others or to help people in stealing from others... but when you steal from us, thats totally unfair and just unacceptable. Intellectual Property rights should be enforced!!!"

59.1.2009 12:07

Originally posted by atomicxl:
As always, "Its totally ok for us to steal from others or to help people in stealing from others... but when you steal from us, thats totally unfair and just unacceptable. Intellectual Property rights should be enforced!!!"
I didn't get that from this article. Sounds like the publisher misrepresented themselves and what they wanted to do. It's one thing to use someone elses name/logo etc...it's another to twist it and misrepresent it.

Down with Intellectual Property Rights!

69.1.2009 12:17

Well everyone knows TPB logo, they (the publishers) were just using it as a pirate symbol, not realizing that everyone would assume that its just about TPB and not the whole the piracy industry.

79.1.2009 13:01

the irony of this situation is overwhelming

89.1.2009 14:15

Originally posted by atomicxl:
As always, "Its totally ok for us to steal from others or to help people in stealing from others... but when you steal from us, thats totally unfair and just unacceptable. Intellectual Property rights should be enforced!!!"

... Maybe you should actually read the article before commenting?

99.1.2009 18:29

Originally posted by atomicxl:
As always, "Its totally ok for us to steal from others or to help people in stealing from others... but when you steal from us, thats totally unfair and just unacceptable. Intellectual Property rights should be enforced!!!"
The point laddy....you missed it....by 9000 miles.....

They are saying that its mislabeled as their sole and only biography.

1020.1.2009 11:27

Yes, it could be construded as slander. atomicxl, it would be like taking a picture of you. Getting your release for the picture under false pretenses. Then writing a fictional book about you with your picture on the cover. Maybe it will go into great length describing your devient sexual behavior. Everyone not knowing you will figure it is close to the truth. It is not about stealing your picture.

1120.1.2009 11:44

Originally posted by Mez:
Yes, it could be construded as slander. atomicxl, it would be like taking a picture of you. Getting your release for the picture under false pretenses. Then writing a fictional book about you with your picture on the cover. Maybe it will go into great length describing your devient sexual behavior. Everyone not knowing you will figure it is close to the truth. It is not about stealing your picture.
Its more slander than anything else using your picture and name to defame you.

1220.1.2009 17:04

I hope the book at least covers how to use torrents...

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