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Sweden’s second largest torrent site has shut down its operations with immediate effect following threats from Antipiratbyrån. In closing, the site – which appeared in Google’s 2010 Zeitgeist report – bemoaned the “fascist tendencies” of the entertainment industries. Meanwhile, Sweden’s Pirate Party is celebrating the influx of hundreds of new members as a direct result of the closure.


On February 1st, Sweden’s Supreme Court announced that it would not be granting leave to appeal in the long-running Pirate Bay case. This means that the prison sentences and millions of dollars in fines previously handed out to the four defendants will stand.


Quickly, prominent copyright enforcers for the entertainment industries – Hollywood lawyer Monique Wadsted and Antipiratbyrån lawyer Henrik Pontén – announced that the decision would signal a new crackdown on file-sharing sites in Sweden.


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NO! MY DISTROS!
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Oh well, one less place to get "linux distros".
    
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Oh well, one less place to get "linux distros".

I actually do use torrents when downloading Linux distro's...
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Hopefully my invite-only "Linux Distribution" site won't be affected in the long run...

I need my latest Fedora releases...... wink.gif
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this is getting ridiculous, time to start building spaceships so we can go and colonize planets without Hollywood or the kardashians.

Or we find a stargate, thats always an option.
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this is getting ridiculous, time to start building spaceships so we can go and colonize planets without Hollywood or the kardashians.

Or we find a stargate, thats always an option.


We all pray that that comes true.
     
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I actually do use torrents when downloading Linux distro's...

alot of companies use torrents...project reality mod, americas army...
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alot of companies use torrents...project reality mod, americas army...

Yeah it isn't just "thieves" and scumbags who use torrents...
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Sounds like I need to start getting all my Linux distros before they vanish from the internet sad-smiley-002.gif
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