BitTorrent Torture: Denmark Sets Example With Pirate Bay Co-founder
2013-12-17 0:00

From: infowars.com

Government works hand-in-hand with corporations in war on peer-to-peer file sharing.

The state and the corporations that control it hate peer-to-peer file sharing, especially when copyright is violated.

That’s why the state has declared war on BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer network protocol that, as of 2009, commanded 43% to 70% of all Internet traffic, depending on geographical location. It was estimated at the time peer-to-peer networks had approximately the same number of active users online as YouTube and Facebook combined.

Governments have tried with limited success to snuff out the BitTorrent craze. Suprnova.org, TorrentSpy, LokiTorrent, BTJunkie, Mininova, Demonoid and Oink’s Pink Palace represent high profile examples of the state cracking down at the behest of large multinational entertainment corporations.

In the United States, the government targeted a number of BitTorrent sites in 2011. The Pirate Bay, a website established in 2001 by the Swedish anti-copyright organization Piratbyrĺn (The Piracy Bureau), heads the list.

As the war against peer-to-peer file sharing intensified, the government of Denmark extradited Swedish Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg from Cambodia in 2009.

DailyTech reported in June:
In what the prosecution dubbed the “biggest investigation into data intrusion ever performed in Sweden”, the charges against Mr. Warg and three other Swedes alleged that they conspired to hack into mainframes from International Business Machines Inc. (IBM)… In the case of Nordea Bank, they allegedly then transferred money out of accounts, which they tried to disguise via a series of online money transfer.

In addition, Warg is accused of hacking servers owned by a Danish public record IT company. He was acquitted of hacking Nordea Bank in September. Warg and his associates were found guilty of copyright infringement and sentenced to a year in prison.

Warg’s mother, Kristina Svartholm Warg, told Russia Today last week the Danes are torturing her son. The Pirate Bay co-founder is locked in solitary confinement.

“Lawyers have not found any legal reasons for putting Svartholm Warg in solitary confinement, as the Danish court never orders such measures,” Warg’s mother told RT.




BitTorrent argues that much of the file sharing activity on its network is legal.
In September, it introduced the Bundle format. “Innovative artists such as rap group Public Enemy and authors like Tim Ferriss (4-hour anything) are using the new Bundles format to distribute their art, as is Linkin Park and the Mickey Hart Band.” reports VentureBeat. “A movie by Node Studios inspired by ‘the army of two’ is available in a bundle, and the file format will soon be out of public beta and available to other content creators.”

“We don’t host infringing content. We don’t point to it,” Matt Mason, BitTorrent’s marketing vice-president, told PCPro in June. “To pirate stuff, you need more than a protocol. You need search, a pirate content site, and a content manager. We offer none of those things. If you’re using BitTorrent for piracy, you’re doing it wrong.”

Source: infowars.com



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