The trial of the Pirate Bay came into public awareness in early-to-mid 2008, when the site’s administrators were charged with promoting copyright infringement. Even though the entire trial was centered around the evidence that 21 music files, nine movies and four games had been pirated by the site’s users, the prosecution claimed $13 million in damages. Now, this is a website that links to thousands upon thousands of torrents every single day for the past five years. If a total of 34 downloaded files were valued at $13 million, then the Pirate Bay must be the most successful organized crime syndicate ever run in the history of the entire world.

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I do privacy at Mozilla. Years of security have left me incurably paranoid. Tech, policy, security, privacy, & anonymity are good. Open is better. GPG: 80AF07D3
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