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I am surprised that the site and tracker is still staying up. I was under the impression that the prosecution was also going after the site.



The admins are savvy enough, and they've previously relocated the servers to other countries before, so I have no doubt the site will continue.

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Not only that but they are only four people of a much larger swarm maintaining the pirate bay. Even if they go to jail it wouldn't mean anything to the site being up or not.

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I believe they said after their servers were raided that they don't even know what country some of the new servers are located.

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Yeah, my bet was more on fines and forcing them to shut down the site rather than jail time.

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I think this what is called being a "scape goat" - perhaps under political pressure, the courts are deciding to make an example out of them.

If jail time became the norm for running torrent sites/trackers, those who have the know how to put these things online will be more deterred than if the penalty were only financial loss.

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So the record companies are paying off more politicians than the telcos! How things have changed.

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