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Planned .Org Registry Sale Puts The Pirate Bay at Risk

Postby MrFredPFL » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:08 am

Story : https://torrentfreak.com/planned-org-registry-sale-puts-the-pirate-bay-at-risk-1





Many registrars and registries don’t like the idea of acting as “content police.” Instead, they prefer these matters to be handled through the courts instead. This is one of the main reasons why The Pirate Bay, after more than 15 years, is still accessible on its .org domain.

Ironically, the infamous torrent site moved to over a dozen other domains in the past, fearing a .org domain seizure. However, while many other the other domains were suspended or taken by court order, thepiratebay.org stands tall.

The question is whether things will remain this way, as PIR is in the process of being sold to private equity firm Ethos Capital. At the moment, PIR is part of the Internet Society, which is critical of stringent copyright policies, but its new owner may see things differently.

Possible policy changes are also a concern many organizations and groups have. A few days ago, EFF, Wikimedia, Internet Archive, Creative Commons, Demand Progress, and several others, sent a letter (link in article) to Internet Society President Andrew Sullivan, urging him to stop the sale.







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