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sanari's avatar

TPB sold out. How do you feel about the new company and have you heard anything about their business model?

Asked by sanari (485points) June 30th, 2009

Jun 30, 2009, 3:14 a.m. EST
Global Gaming Factory X: Acquisitions of The Pirate Bay and New File – Sharing Technology, p2p 2.0

STOCKHOLM, Jun 30, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE)—The listed software company, Global Gaming Factory X AB (publ) (GGF) acquires The Pirate Bay website,, one of the 100 most visited websites in the world and the technology company Peerialism, that has developed next generation file-sharing technology. Following the completion of the acquisitions, GGF intends to launch new business models that allow compensation to the content providers and copyright owners. The responsibility for, and operation of the site will be taken over by GGF in connection with closing of the transaction, which is scheduled for August 2009.

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richardhenry's avatar

Heads up: I’ve heard that this circulation is false. I’d wait until a more official announcement before taking anything onboard.

sanari's avatar

Hmmmz, I thought it was. That might be a plus. But the first thing I do whenever tpb gives me a 404 is search google news. I hope you are right.

richardhenry's avatar

They’re selling, but not changing anything, or so they imply (see the blog):

sanari's avatar

Your link says what mine does :P

richardhenry's avatar

@sanari It’s on their blog though, first hand. :)

sanari's avatar

mine has q&a!!!!

mirza's avatar

Uhhm. I agree they sold out. But honestly, if I were in there shoes I’d do the same thing. After the court loss, they got a year in prison and got fined $ 3.8 million. So if selling the site earns them money to pay off the fine and still profit, I would’ve done the same thing.

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