OK, so apparently this announcement was a hoax… and I fell for air max 97 pas cher it, along with a whole lot of other people who also should have known better.
Here’s what TBP had to say about it (maybe; I’m not sure I should trust anything posted to Torrent Freak at this point):
We hope that yesterdays little hack proved that we know the internet better than our enemies. Since about 40% of the entire internets traffic consists of torrents enabled by us, you can almost say that we ARE the internets. Fuck with the internets and we’ll ridicule you (points at MAFIAA with a retractable baton) until you beg for mercy.
We’ve hopefully made clear (once again) that we don’t run TPB to make money. A profit hungry idiot (points at MAFIAA with a retractable baton) doesn’t tell the world that they have partnered with the most hated dictatorship in the world. We can play that stunt though, cause we’re still only in it for the fuckin lulz and it doesn’t matter to us if thousands of users disband the ship.
We’ve also learned that many of you need to be more critical. Even towards us. You can’t seriously cheer the “fact” that we moved our servers to bloody North Korea. Applauds to you who told us to fuck off. Always stay critical. Towards everyone!
As much as I hate to say it… well played, TPB. Well played.
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Yes, you read that right; The Pirate Bay’s new node-home is now reportedly located in that freedom-loving bastion of liberty known as The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (more commonly known as “North Korea”).
It’s a decisively odd arrangement, given the TPB’s consistently professed position that their very raison d’etre is to serve as a champion for the freedom of speech and other cherished civil liberties — liberties that are famously not much on display in the Stalinist dictatorship.
The irony isn’t lost on TBP’s leadership either, apparently. As an unidentified spokesperson for the site told TorrentFreak.com:
This is truly an ironic situation. We have been fighting for a free world, and our opponents are mostly huge corporations from the United States of America, a place where freedom and freedom of speech is said to be held high.
The anonymous spokesperson also said that the arrangement might signal that the winds of change might be blowing in North Korea, in light of this development and things like Dennis Rodman’s well-publicized visit.
“We believe that being offered our virtual asylum in Korea is a first step of this country’s changing view of access to information,” the TPB spokesperson said, according to TorrentFreak. “It’s a country opening up and one thing is sure, they do not care about threats like others do. In that way, TPB and Korea might have a special bond.”
Among the things that TPB is hoping that North Korea will do, naturally, is allow its people to use TPB. Only time will tell, of course, but given the completely unfettered nature of TPB, and the North Korean regime’s love of fetters, I suspect that’s a desire that will go unfulfilled.http://www.sneaker2018.fr/