Rest in Peace, we hardley knew ye.
With a recent announcement of acquisition by the Swedish tech company, Global Gaming Factory X, The Pirate bay seems to be going the way of Napster. The company reportedly paid around 7.7 million dollars for the online piracy hub, which for those of you who are curious, is well above the old owners recent legal fines of 3.6 million.
“We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site,” said Global Gaming CEO Hans Pandeya.
With this announcement, they are clearly trying to move the site and community forward past these recent legal troubles into a completely legitimate operation. I wish them the best of luck, but we all know how well Napster did after trying the same thing.
You had a hell of a run, TPB, and will be sorely missed by many.
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