A Finnish anti-piracy group has copied the design of The Pirate Bay website for their latest anti-piracy campaign. The Pirate Bay is outraged by this move and says it will sue the group for breaking their site policy, which clearly states that organizations are not permitted to steal the site design for nefarious purposes. “People must understand what is right and wrong,” The Pirate Bay says.
The Pirate Bay, generally quite supportive of copy-pasting, is not happy with CIAPC’s apparent infringement and plans to take legal steps against the anti-piracy group.
“We are outraged by this behavior. People must understand what is right and wrong. Stealing material like this on the internet is a threat to economies worldwide,” a Pirate Bay spokesman told TorrentFreak.
“We feel that we must make a statement and therefore we will sue them for copyright infringement,” the spokesman adds.
“If not even IFPI and their friends can respect copyright, perhaps it’s time to move on?”
“We reserve the rights to charge for usage of the site in case this policy is violated. The charge will consist of a basic fee of EUR 5,000 plus bandwidth and other costs that may arise due to the violation,” it adds.
It is doubtful that CIAPC will voluntarily pay the fee, so The Pirate Bay believes it has no other option than to take the group to court and demand compensation. After all, they have to protect their copyrights.
How serious this threat is has yet to be seen.
With regard to CIAPC, it’s worth noting that they managed to copy the Pirate Bay website despite the fact that most Finnish ISPs have been ordered to block the website.
So the people aiding copyright “infringement” want it enforced for their “intellectual property”, and the people allegedly enforcing copyrights are violating it as well as, it appears, other laws. They appear to engage in a form of extortion.(not Funny at all)
In concluding their search, the police confiscated the girl’s file-sharing weapon of choice – her Winnie The Pooh laptop – and according to her father offered some final words.
“It would have been easier for all concerned if you had paid the compensation,” the police advised
“I got the feeling that there had been people from the MAFIA demanding money at the door,” the girl’s father explained.