But no, their fight against (or should I say, for) copyright infringement shows no sign of relenting – in fact it is showing clear signs of accelerating with the beta release of the Video Bay.
Nothing actually works on the Video Bay at present apart from a couple of test video clips that are a little temperamental. Visitors are presented with a homescreen that states: “This site will be an experimental playground and as such subjected to both live and drunk (en)coding, so please don’t bug us too much if the site ain’t working properly.”
Pirate Bay Spokesman Peter Sunde said it might be a while before the site is launched properly. “It will be done when it’s done, in the future, in like a year or five,” he said.
The Video Bay will aim to rival YouTube with streaming video content. Unlike YouTube, however, there will be no removal of content that may infringe on copyright legislation.
Considering the huge fan base that already exists at the Pirate Bay and the fact that many of these fans are tech savvy – expect the Video Bay to be huge in the near future.
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