The Pirate Bay is closed

Nikos Roussos comzeradd at
Wed Dec 10 13:47:15 UTC 2014

On 12/10/2014 12:29 PM, Max Mehl wrote:
> Of course, Free Software has many links to free culture. But TPB was a
> site with lots of illegal content. And of course we could (and should)
> criticise the current copyright laws but we shouldn't connect it with
> this event. It would provide our opponents with a target IMO.

Just a tiny but important clarification. TPB didn't host illegal
content. Just the magnet files pointing to them. This is an important
distinction and the basic reason why shutting down a torrent tracker is
nothing less than censorship.

But I agree that it probably won't be the best move for FSFE to issue a
PR for this. Strictly speaking this doesn't fall under FSFE's scope.

Nikos Roussos

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