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New Provider for The Pirate Bay: North Korea
by Checkmate motherfuckers
Monday Mar 4th, 2013 11:54 AM
The Pirate Bay has been hunted in many countries around the world. Not for illegal activities but being persecuted for beliefs of freedom of information. Today, a new chapter is written in the history of the movement, as well as the history of the internets.

Today we can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of Korea, to fight our battles from their network.
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PRESS RELEASE, NEW PROVIDER FOR TPB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 3 MARCH 102, 평양 (PYONGYANG).

The Pirate Bay has been hunted in many countries around the world. Not for illegal activities but being persecuted for beliefs of freedom of information. Today, a new chapter is written in the history of the movement, as well as the history of the internets.

A week ago we could reveal that The Pirate Bay was accessed via Norway and Catalonya. The move was to ensure that these countries and regions will get attention to the issues at hand. Today we can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of Korea, to fight our battles from their network.

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. At the same time, companies from that country is chasing a competitor from other countries, bribing police and lawmakers, threatening political parties and physically hunting people from our crew. And to our help comes a government famous in our part of the world for locking people up for their thoughts and forbidding access to information.

We believe that being offered our virtual asylum in Korea is a first step of this country's changing view of access to information. 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. We will do our best to influence the Korean leaders to also let their own population use our service, and to make sure that we can help improve the situation in any way we can. When someone is reaching out to make things better, it's also ones duty to grab their hand.

// Winston & Kim ston Il
by anon
Tuesday Mar 5th, 2013 3:21 PM
hoax - but a good one...

'The Pirate Bay' move to North Korea is a hoax | The Raw Story
http://www.rawstory.com/ rs/ 2013/ 03/ 05/ file-sharing-site-the-pirate-bay-north-korea-offered-us-sanctuary/ - View by Ixquick Proxy - Highlight

11 hours ago ... In a posting on its website, the Pirate Bay, which was ejected from Sweden last week, claimed it had sought “virtual sanctuary” in North Korea, ...

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After being unavailable earlier in the day, The Pirate Bay on Monday announced it has moved to a new provider for its immensely popular (and government-hated) website. The company didn’t name its provider, but it did imply that the site was now being hosted in North Korea.

At first glance, this seems like a very amusing and unlikely development. A closer look shows that it probably really isn’t the case.

First off, it’s important to note that nowhere in The Pirate Bay’s announcement does the organization actually say the torrent site is now located in North Korea.