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Thread started 11/10/07 3:53pm

Orchid

Prince Threatens to Sue Pirate Bay.

Hi folks,

not sure if this has been reported yet, but I just read that Prince is about to sue the Pirate Bay...

you can read more about it here
http://www.news.com/8301-...504-7.html

aj
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Reply #1 posted 11/10/07 3:55pm

NastradumasKid

Orchid said:

Hi folks,

not sure if this has been reported yet, but I just read that Prince is about to sue the Pirate Bay...

you can read more about it here
http://www.news.com/8301-...504-7.html

aj


mad what's wrong with you Prince?
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Reply #2 posted 11/10/07 6:04pm

wlcm2thdwn

Who the hell is piratebay?
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Reply #3 posted 11/10/07 6:26pm

soulyacolia

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wlcm2thdwn said:

Who the hell is piratebay?

It's a torrent site.
if you've gotta pay for things that you've done wrong I've gotta big bill coming at the end of the day- Gil Scott Heron

Prince.org where fans of Prince meet and stay up too late
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Reply #4 posted 11/10/07 6:36pm

ace1967

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The Pirate Bay is the type of website that Prince will want to put out of business. The only problem is that they have a rather unique way of dealing with cease and desist notices.

This should be an interesting one to watch as it does sound like the web sheriff will be going for the throat.

Let the games begin!!!!!
[Edited 11/10/07 18:37pm]
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Reply #5 posted 11/10/07 6:45pm

hilton02895

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You know, the more I read about Prince's actions, the more I beginning to not like him at all. I sounmds like he's obsessed and logic is slipping from his control. Dude, Prince,you kill one site and another will rise. You keep f'ing with people and they'll hack into your Vault.
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You'll find the back of my hand displeasing. (Shake)
The bun is in your mind. (Meatwad)
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Reply #6 posted 11/10/07 7:27pm

P2daP

**expert from article**


By suing The Pirate Bay in three different countries, Prince is hoping to put financial pressure on the service, Giacobbi said. Copyright laws in the United States and France would also make it nearly impossible for a site like The Pirate Bay to triumph, he claimed.



Very cleaver Prince!!
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Reply #7 posted 11/11/07 7:12am

RUHip2TheJive

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hilton02895 said:

You know, the more I read about Prince's actions, the more I beginning to not like him at all. I sounmds like he's obsessed and logic is slipping from his control. Dude, Prince,you kill one site and another will rise. You keep f'ing with people and they'll hack into your Vault.

lol
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Reply #8 posted 11/11/07 8:17am

fantasticjoy

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I'm beginning to really think he has some greedy lawyers who are using him.
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Reply #9 posted 11/11/07 8:27am

andykeen

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To be honest, I think he maybe right to do so... but heyho!

Keenmeister
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Reply #10 posted 11/11/07 8:38am

Markland

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Web sheriff have had a run in with Pirate Bay before over the white stripes and were told:

"You also have the right to institute sodomizing of yourself. Preferably
with barbed wire, but retractable batons might also work if you push
them far enough."

http://static.thepirateba...sponse.txt

If you want to see how they deal with all legal notices try http://thepiratebay.org/legal

Its the most entertaining read I have had in ages

PIrate Bay doesnt actually have any copyright or trademark material on its servers

It operates as follows:

"In others, notably the technology called bit torrent, the organizer is not in fact distributing any copyright material. Rather, they act like a cataloguer or co-ordinator, indexing files offered for sharing rather than themselves offering any such material. The data thus shared is called metadata - that is, data about data. The system performing the indexing is called a tracker. A typical Pirate Bay file provides a filename, a location it can be downloaded from, and various checksums which can be used to verify the file's integrity when downloaded. It does not, itself, contain any media material, whether legal or otherwise."

In Sweden where The Pirate Bay is based, this is not illegal

The Pirate Bay has been raided in the past by Police and the longest it has ever been down for is three days

I dont think anyone has ever managed to get a conviction against them

I doubt they will this time either

They might succeed in the USA, however, US law isnt worth the paper its printed on in Sweden
[Edited 11/11/07 8:39am]
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Reply #11 posted 11/11/07 8:39am

DevotedPuppy

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Another diversion tactic to try and conflate the Prince Fans United issue with The Pirate Bay issue! mad Now people are going to think the Org, HQ & PrinceFams are the same type of site as The Pirate Bay. mad (Which btw, I had never heard of The Pirate Bay until Prince got all uptight about them. I'm guessing this will increase their business. lol )


This Websheriff v. Pirate Bay is gonna be fun to watch. Pirate Bay is very outspoken when it comes to responding to Websheriff. Check out their first response:

"Yesterday we got informed that The artist formerly known as The artist formerly known as Prince is going to sue us. Using web sheriff! Good news, maybe we get some updates for the legal threats page. And good luck Mr Son of a King, you probably just lost a lot of your fans."


If Prince would stop this nonsense against the fansites, I'd have no problem supporting him in this situation. But until that happens, I'm rooting for The Pirate Bay out of spite and the fact that I think Websheriff is an incompentent, money-hungry, jackass who is using Prince to line his pockets.


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[Edited 11/11/07 8:42am]
"Your presence and dry wit are appealing in a mysterious way."
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Reply #12 posted 11/11/07 8:40am

eightiesmusicc
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I thought Prince was supposed to be studying the Bible? I wasn't aware there was a chapter on copyright infringement, freedom of speech and all that? Can anyone point me towards the verse that covers such things!
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Reply #13 posted 11/11/07 8:54am

DevotedPuppy

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eightiesmusicculture said:

I thought Prince was supposed to be studying the Bible? I wasn't aware there was a chapter on copyright infringement, freedom of speech and all that? Can anyone point me towards the verse that covers such things!


The Book of Profits. biggrin


(can't take credit for that, Langebleu posted it at HQ.)
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Reply #14 posted 11/11/07 12:07pm

lazycrockett

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Markland said:

Web sheriff have had a run in with Pirate Bay before over the white stripes and were told:

"You also have the right to institute sodomizing of yourself. Preferably
with barbed wire, but retractable batons might also work if you push
them far enough."

http://static.thepirateba...sponse.txt

If you want to see how they deal with all legal notices try http://thepiratebay.org/legal

Its the most entertaining read I have had in ages

PIrate Bay doesnt actually have any copyright or trademark material on its servers

It operates as follows:

"In others, notably the technology called bit torrent, the organizer is not in fact distributing any copyright material. Rather, they act like a cataloguer or co-ordinator, indexing files offered for sharing rather than themselves offering any such material. The data thus shared is called metadata - that is, data about data. The system performing the indexing is called a tracker. A typical Pirate Bay file provides a filename, a location it can be downloaded from, and various checksums which can be used to verify the file's integrity when downloaded. It does not, itself, contain any media material, whether legal or otherwise."

In Sweden where The Pirate Bay is based, this is not illegal

The Pirate Bay has been raided in the past by Police and the longest it has ever been down for is three days

I dont think anyone has ever managed to get a conviction against them

I doubt they will this time either

They might succeed in the USA, however, US law isnt worth the paper its printed on in Sweden
[Edited 11/11/07 8:39am]


Thats What I LOVE bout PirateBay, the Fuck You attitude!!!!
The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
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Reply #15 posted 11/11/07 12:26pm

Shapeshifter

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Good for Pirate Bay.
There are three sides to every story. My side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently
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Reply #16 posted 11/11/07 12:32pm

jn2

DevotedPuppy said:

Another diversion tactic to try and conflate the Prince Fans United issue with The Pirate Bay issue! mad Now people are going to think the Org, HQ & PrinceFams are the same type of site as The Pirate Bay. mad

nod It's pathetic.
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Reply #17 posted 11/11/07 1:32pm

ace1967

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In their response to the Web Sheriff, The Pirate Bay's closing line made me laugh:

I wanna be a cool WEB SHERIFF when I grow up. Do I get a shiny star and
a six-shooter?


Mind you by the Web Sheriff naming that particular website how much free publicity has that generated for them and how many people will check out the website now. I do wonder how many people had heard of them before the Web Sheriff's statement.
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Reply #18 posted 11/11/07 1:37pm

SynthiaRose

Thanks for alerting me to this cool site, Prince.

Favorited!
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Reply #19 posted 11/11/07 1:41pm

Whitnail

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SynthiaRose said:

Thanks for alerting me to this cool site, Prince.

Favorited!
If it were not for insanity, I would be sane.

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Reply #20 posted 11/11/07 1:53pm

4bjb

Orchid said:

Hi folks,

not sure if this has been reported yet, but I just read that Prince is about to sue the Pirate Bay...

you can read more about it here
http://www.news.com/8301-...504-7.html

aj


U need yo face slapped over and over in PFunk until u get the message. Gossip, lies, and slander will not b tolerated by PrinceFamsUnited. Trust me we taking this site over as well as housequake....yall going down!! real soon. As far as Pirate Bay is concerned... IMO sue his....if need b.
Lemme
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Reply #21 posted 11/11/07 1:58pm

Trickology

I hope Prince realizes by going after pirate bay more seeds will pop up of his material in numbers he never thought could be possible

And quite frankly I hope they put up the security code to his vault as well.
if anyone deserves it..... It's this guy.
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Reply #22 posted 11/11/07 2:00pm

Markland

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4bjb said:

Orchid said:

Hi folks,

not sure if this has been reported yet, but I just read that Prince is about to sue the Pirate Bay...

you can read more about it here
http://www.news.com/8301-...504-7.html

aj


U need yo face slapped over and over in PFunk until u get the message. Gossip, lies, and slander will not b tolerated by PrinceFamsUnited. Trust me we taking this site over as well as housequake....yall going down!! real soon. As far as Pirate Bay is concerned... IMO sue his....if need b.


Exactly what lies?

The ones in the press releases about noone getting sued?

The ones about this being over copyright images and trademarks that don't even exist?

How much does prince pay you again?

Peanuts obviously as he sure got a monkey

Michael Jackson had Bubbles, prince has you
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Reply #23 posted 11/11/07 2:02pm

PurpleKnight

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I had never even heard of Pirate Bay until now. Thanks, Prince.
The world is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel.

"You still wanna take me to prison...just because I won't trade humanity for patriotism."
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Reply #24 posted 11/11/07 2:05pm

Nothinbutjoy

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Markland said:

4bjb said:



U need yo face slapped over and over in PFunk until u get the message. Gossip, lies, and slander will not b tolerated by PrinceFamsUnited. Trust me we taking this site over as well as housequake....yall going down!! real soon. As far as Pirate Bay is concerned... IMO sue his....if need b.


Exactly what lies?

The ones in the press releases about noone getting sued?

The ones about this being over copyright images and trademarks that don't even exist?

How much does prince pay you again?

Peanuts obviously as he sure got a monkey

Michael Jackson had Bubbles, prince has you


lol

rose
I'm firmly planted in denial
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Reply #25 posted 11/11/07 2:06pm

Illustrator

PurpleKnight said:

I had never even heard of Pirate Bay until now. Thanks, Prince.

Me neither.
Tho, I have heard of Key Largo. Thanks Bertie.
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Reply #26 posted 11/11/07 2:20pm

happyhappy

don't let money master you Prince =\
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Reply #27 posted 11/11/07 2:29pm

4bjb

Markland said:

4bjb said:



U need yo face slapped over and over in PFunk until u get the message. Gossip, lies, and slander will not b tolerated by PrinceFamsUnited. Trust me we taking this site over as well as housequake....yall going down!! real soon. As far as Pirate Bay is concerned... IMO sue his....if need b.


Exactly what lies?

The ones in the press releases about noone getting sued?

The ones about this being over copyright images and trademarks that don't even exist?

How much does prince pay you again?

Peanuts obviously as he sure got a monkey

Michael Jackson had Bubbles, prince has you


Kiss my .....whoever u are. It's sho not peanuts...that's fo damn sho.
Lemme
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Reply #28 posted 11/11/07 2:36pm

liberation

Scary confused
"Waiting to be banned"
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Reply #29 posted 11/11/07 2:56pm

violetblues

Yea right, .....remember napster?

Freedom is..... sealtbelt laws, local building codes, not yelling fire in a theater, stopping at red lights, respecting the rights of others....on and on...

you guys have freedom confused with anarchy, in which case yall can do any stupid shit.
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