The Pirate Bay's Near End?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A member who served as an early spokesperson of both Piratbyrån and The Pirate Bay is Tobias Andersson. While Tobias was not active in technical operations, he was a founding member of the site. The Pirate Bay founder, who spoke last week at the 14th International Forum on Free Software in Porto Alegre, Brazil, says that he will also quit his volunteer work on The Promo Bay. At the same time he encourages the others to follow his lead and shut down the site.

"No, I'm not kidding. I mean it. The Pirate Bay in its current form must end. It is not built and meant for what is coming. The future copy fights will need something better, safer, faster. Something that does not depend on a few persons' will to sacrifice themselves. The world needs something that is impossible to take down, no matter what raids, laws and scare tactics they will throw at you," Tobias says.

"I believe that The Pirate Bay hinders the creation of something new. Not actively, but it has made people too comfortable by always being there – by not giving in to threats and so on. If The Pirate Bay would decide to quit, I'm sure something new and better would spring to life quite soon. Sure there are other sites than The Pirate Bay, but it's the biggest and hundreds of other sites depend on its torrents."

There's actually been more downtime for the site due to drunk admins, than downtime due to raids.

"Don't get me wrong, I love The Pirate Bay. The memories I bring from working with it will last forever. And I DO believe the site have been bettering the world – and still is. But if The Pirate Bay is this important now, you understand why we need something better soon," Tobias says.

Article from here.

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