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The Pirate Bay has departed Sweden, setting sail for Spain and Norway

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Feb 2013 11:35 User comments (2)

The Pirate Bay has departed Sweden, setting sail for Spain and Norway The infamous torrent tracker The Pirate Bay will be departing Sweden en route to Norway and Spain.
Sweden's Pirate Party advocate group had been providing bandwidth for the site since 2009, but the group now faces a legal threat from the anti-piracy group Rights Alliance.

For now, Pirate Party operations in Spain and Norway will step in to be local hosts for Internet connectivity.

In their statement, the Norwegian Pirate Bay says it will provide the bandwidth as a "symbolic gesture to support The Pirate Bay...which is a search engine for cultural content." It also added that "non-commercial file sharing does not pose any problem in society."

While the nations do have anti-piracy laws in place, there have so far been no cases to prosecute bandwidth providers.

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127.2.2013 16:20

Quote:
In their statement, the Norwegian Pirate Bay says

Shouldn't that be Pirate Party?

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228.2.2013 8:09

yes...

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