Comments:File sharing site The Pirate Bay sold
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Okay we all need to go to jail based on this... I mean come on, we're in the 21st century. What are they trying to do??? Fight the evolution of the technology/internet? Use some common sense!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kacorking (talk • contribs) 12:19, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
- File sharing and Peer-to-peer will continue to evolve to beat all the legal battery that the music and film cartels engage in. For most people the broadband speeds achievable are such that the overhead of encryption and masked communications is quite tolerable; it has now gone way beyond geeks being the only ones wanting a right to share, and a right to tinker.
- The biggest problem is that the tools for sharing are dual-use tools and can be portrayed as horrifically evil because they can be used to share button-pushing content like child pornography. Of course, the near-clueless politicos who poke their noses into this are about 15-20 years behind the times - which is why there are hopeless basket cases trying to police the Intertubes. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:14, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
The Road Ahead 
My guess on how this is going to pan out goes something like this: GGF goes through with the purchase, and puts in a subscription service- You pay a fixed rate per month/week/year, and you get all the downloads you want. The people who keep on paying but don't download will pay for the people who don't stay for long, but download a shitload of files. There may be a cap, like on many download sites. Premium accounts download faster. Any way it pans out, some starry-eyed youth (or youths) comes up with the idea for a new pirate site. More likely, multiple people will get the idea, and roll out their own sites. Most of these will fail, but there will be a few that will come into the fore as the new Mininova or TPB- therefore, the scene won't change all that much. What do you think? 18.104.22.168 (talk) 06:09, 3 July 2009 (UTC)