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Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right – But They Do Make For An Entertaining Lawsuit Threat

When you see headlines about ThePirateBay being involved in a legal tussle, one place you don’t expect to see them is in the position of the plaintiff in a copyright case. If a lawsuit threat issued by TPB this week is to be taken seriously, however, we might just witness that unlikely orientation soon enough.

Evidently, the Finnish anti-piracy organization CIAPC not only created a site that looked a lot like the original TPB, they also jacked the TPB’s CSS.

In a comment that one assumes has to be sarcastic, a Pirate Bay spokesman told TorrentFreak:

We are outraged by this behavior. People must understand what is right and wrong. Stealing material like this on the internet is a threat to economies worldwide.

It’s hard to defend CIAPC’s choice to pilfer TBP’s code, but I do get a good belly laugh out from the idea of TPB suing for copyright infringement in any context.

The TorrentFreak article contains another quote that I think we can take much more seriously, coming from the TPB:

If not even IFPI and their friends can respect copyright, perhaps it’s time to move on?

Now that’s the straw-man-building, ‘free culture’ extremism we have come to expect from TPB!