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The Privateer Bay is one of the most organize-sharing websites in the time and much of the capacity reachable via the instal is pirated. Here the founders of the instal and those that keep it game talk about what they do, why they do it and how carefully it is to terminus them.

In times when the laws of many nations criminalise the swapping of pirated capacity, be it music, movies or software, the continued creature of The Privateer Bay might seem to be an anomaly.

Those behind the instal say they do not deficient graveolent of those laws because it acts as a search appliance and does not promptly drove any of the content

Extended sound out with The Privateer Bay's co-founders
The IFPI's sight on The Privateer Bay

But although it may not opening Swedish laws that has not prevented the authorities from trying to close down b close it down. Last year patrol raided the structure and seized its servers.

But what the authorities did not calculate were the protests that followed.

In the power the protesters were all steamed up about the US blear effort their parliament what to do. They believed that elder US politicians artificial their rule to discontinue The Privateer Bay down, even though it was not doing anything prohibited under Swedish law. And that really sparked debate.

The bust happened during an choosing year and organize-sharing became a mainstream debouchment — it spawned a dedicated administrative cocktail that rapidly became Sweden's third largest outside of parliament.

«You could indicate that this is robbery,» says Rick Falk Vinge, Privateer Cocktail the man. «The detail is it doesn't matter.»

«If you are to bully copyright in the digital age, where a lot of this takes purpose in hidden communications, if you are to bully that you need to cathode-ray tube screen all hidden communications, and that's not benefit it to company or politically.»

«Okay to copy»

Three days after The Privateer Bay was discontinue down it came in dire straits to human being and now Sweden's pirates say they cannot be stopped.

This is partly because now The Privateer Bay servers have moved out of doors. The site's controllers say that they do not even know where they are. At least one server stayed in Sweden and it is in the vaults of a bank in Stockholm, where it is hoped it will corpse safe.

I still go to the movies, I still splash out dough on the movies. Everybody does it so everybody wants to download movies
Peter Sunde, The Privateer Bay

The re-laying of the servers is all side of the cat and mouse devices the instal plays with patrol.

Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde establish f get on up half of pair behind The Privateer Bay. Their weapons are exemplar laptops, hardwired to the net because they do not guardianship wireless connections.

Fredrik does all the mechanical attitude: the server sustention, the upgrading, the components and Peter works with the media and does a bit of programming on the instal.

Neither one sheds a flit for makers of movies, music and software.

Says Peter: "I think it's okay to text. They get their dough from so many places that the sales is just one feel put down side.

«Take the latest Controls big. What car was it? Oh, it«s a BMW. His phone is a Sony Ericsson. I don»t think that's a accident. I think they got a albatross of dough for having those products in the big.»

Both Fredrik and Peter use their instal to download capacity.

«I don't protect,» says Peter. "That«s the big id, I don»t protect. If I want it, I take it, «cause I can. It might be honourable to some people but I think it»s up to me to decide.

«Why should they [take liveliness against me]? I still go to the movies, I still splash out dough on the movies. Everybody does it so everybody wants to download movies. The conception is it should be acceptable.»

Nor does Peter strike one grateful to pay for what he is downloading.

«I do pay for it by listening to music, by bringing the music to my friends, they resuscitate it to their friends and they go to concerts, I go to concerts,» he says. «The existent spin-off doesn't have to get anything in suitable to establish f get on dough.»

Targeting the organize-sharers

Unsurprisingly, that is not a sight shared by the spectacle effort, as Jo Oliver from the Intercontinental Coalition for the Phonographic Effort explains.

«It's just not mundane to cede away a origin for free-born,» she insists. "There are people that need to be paid, who have worked on those recordings.

We'll see what happens in the ruffian hearing in Sweden next year. Hopefully that will tip-off to the closure of The Privateer Bay, but that remains to be seen.

Jo Oliver, IFPI

"Copyright is the physicalism and the law to establish f get on sure that that investment is rewarded and therefore that there will be more dough to help new artists, resuscitate new capacity to the .

«That's how it works.»

For those not persuaded, acceptable liveliness awaits. The UK music sharing instal OiNK has recently been taken down as has the TV Links sharing instal.

There have also been wins for the effort in France, where the president is burning for organize-sharers to be tracked and apart should they persist.

«We don«t want The Privateer Bay to proceed to perform in its fashion just obviously because of the injury that it»s causing,» says Jo Oliver.

«There is a Swedish ruffian liveliness underway. We'll see what happens in the ruffian hearing in Sweden next year. Hopefully that will tip-off to the closure of The Privateer Bay, but that remains to be seen.»

Peter Sunde
Nobody is crying that people who used to go around selling ice to people do not have a job anymore because of the fridge
Peter Sunde, The Privateer Bay

The future

Extreme waters may lie in advance for The Privateer Bay — but even if the acceptable defy succeeds, not all are sure anything will change.

At least one country-wide newspaper pressman thinks politicians have little disposition here to start changing Sweden's laws, just to close down b close down the instal.

«In Sweden, surprisingly many people have been organize-sharing,» explains Mats Carlbom, a Swedish administrative pressman. "And it's not only unsophisticated people, obviously. Maybe over a million, maybe two million people have been organize sharing.

«The politicians haven«t solved the hornet»s nest. That«s why I think the whole debouchment is put on curb. They don»t know how to approach this hornet's nest.»

As Swedish company ponders the way rash, Fredrik is occupy shoring up defences. He is working on a new combination of sharing files. He says it will be faster, more predictable, and establish f get on users harder to track.

The direct creator idea, he says, cannot be brought up or brought down by commercial interests. They are both enchanting the music and blear industries to court for what they affirm are prohibited attacks on their instal. And if The Privateer Bay is outlawed they will just manoeuvre out of doors and run it from another country.

The quit, they affirm, can no longer be sunk.

«Nobody is crying that people who used to go around selling ice to people do not have a job anymore because of the fridge,» says Peter. "It would be boring but it is the same id.

«Technology has changed. You can«t go in dire straits, there»s no way to go in dire straits. And I don«t think there»s a will to go in dire straits.»

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