I stumbled upon a recent article written on the TorrentFreak about the infamous Pirate Bay. Over ten years since the guys that created the popular tracker was convicted. Today, not only is the tracker still active, it’s perhaps even more popular since the day of their conviction. Without getting into the “Morals” of being a pirate, and or or the chaotic debates of whether downloading is right or wrong. One thing we can all agree on, you can never kill piracy. Technology will always make a way to pirate, regardless of the platform.
According to TorrentFreak’s article, while at their court hearing, the owner of Pirate Bay defiantly reactivated the site. When I read things like these, it reinforces my belief that piracy is more than just “stealing copyright work,” it is an actual worldwide movement of copyright resistance. Whether we want to see it or not, it is in fact a political movement; reminiscent of Americans who apposed to WW2. The entertainment industry has more power than our American Government put together, and it is interesting piracy is the one thing they can’t control.