Defiant.

After being taken offline by Swedish authorities in August this year, The Pirate Bay came back online with it’s head held high.  As far as I can gather, the ISP that hosts TPB stood to be fined a whopping $70,600 in fines if they didn’t pull the plug.  TPB came back with this statement shortly after coming back online; a re-hash of Winston Churchill’s “We Shall Fight On the Beaches” speech.

Make of it what you will.

We have, ourselves, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once more able to defend our Internets, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone.

Even though large parts of Internets and many old and famous trackers have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Ifpi and all the odious apparatus of MPAA rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the ef-nets and darknets, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Internets, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the baywords.org, we shall fight on the /. and on the digg, we shall fight in the courts; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, the Internets or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the Anon Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in Cerf’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

Signed;

The Pirate Bay Crew – Now until needed.

The Pirate Bay’s owners are pretty much renowned for their hardiness and resillience in the face of massive legal action from companies as large as the RIAA, the MPAA, Time Warner and Microsoft.

The letters from various companies demanding that their content be removed are available for all to see on their website and often you’ll find them almost laughing in the face of their adversaries, and rightly so.  For you to understand why TPB isn’t really in any violation of any sort of copyright law (especially in Sweden), you will need to know how the Bit Torrent network operates, but for all intents and purposes TPB as a site within itself is hosting a series of downloadable links and nothing more.

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