Thursday December 22, 2016

US Government Targets Pirate Bay and Other ‘Piracy Havens’

When the U.S. government says that it is "targeting the Pirate Bay" what does that actually mean? The authorities have been "targeting" TPB for years and they haven't accomplished anything yet. What do they think is going to happen this time?

The US Government has listed some of the largest piracy websites and other copyright-infringing venues. The USTR calls on foreign countries to take action against popular piracy sites such as The Pirate Bay, which has important "symbolic value," according to the authorities. In addition, stream-ripping is mentioned as an emerging threat.