Sweden court and Gulf of Aden at its highest peak with the piracy crime by Pirate Bay. Crime committed by them is giving access to 33 copyright files.
After such a huge speculation the founder of the Pirate Bay said:
It’s so bizarre that we were convicted at all and it’s even more bizarre that we were convicted as a team. The court said we were organised. I can’t get Gottfrid out of bed in the morning. If you’re going to convict us, convict us of disorganised crime.
We can’t pay and we wouldn’t pay. Even if I had the money I would rather burn everything I owned, and I wouldn’t even give them the ashes.
I loved the last line!!!
Also next catchy line from the founders could be found on their homepage, “Don’t worry - we’re from the internets. It’s going to be alright. :-)”
The numbers in terms of dollars lost to software piracy are HUGE. For instance, this article talks about how “Software ranks among the most popular categories of counterfeited goods, and the Internet is only contributing to the rise in intellectual property violations, according to research by a piracy-prevention consultancy . . . During the month of June 2005, $91 million worth of entertainment media and software was pirated worldwide, up 13 per cent from December 2004, according to research from Canada's Gieschen Consultancy.”
I am surprised to see that some blogger did not pick up on offshoring piracy. May be because some large outsourcing firm has strong policies and steps against it and takes IP rights very seriously.
Also I am sure that the media companies will receive some cash out of it, but they say "its just for awareness", really? huh!
Many of us support or participate in piracy without giving a second thought. We dont find ourselves guilt? Do we? No, because it saves money.
But on the other hand, people involved making that songs, films is still not getting their due share. To make both the owners and customers save, do we have anything to say such as "Harmless Piracy?? "