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The futile war between The Pirate Bay and the music industry rages on across the globe. The latest battlefield is A...
The futile war between The Pirate Bay and the music industry rages on across the globe. The latest battlefield is Argentina, where local music industry group CAPIF managed to receive a preliminary blocking injunction against the most popular bittorrent tracker on the planet. The 67th District Federal Court ordered eleven Internet Service Providers to block all access to the site, rendering The Pirate Bay pretty much unusable across Argentina.
Luckily, Argentina’s got some pretty creative hackers.
Up until a few hours ago, a visit to the official CAPIF website redirected you to a fully functional Pirate Bay proxy site. Hacker groups in Argentina rallied in protest and managed to infiltrate the CAPIF site, locking it out and setting up The Pirate Bay in its place. The move is sure to generate even more buzz surrounding the blockade, and garner sympathy for Argentinian freedom-lovers all over the world. CAPIF has since taken down the proxy, although the official site remains inaccessible.
The move is just the latest of many backlashes against RIAA-like conglomerates aiming to shut down The Pirate Bay in their countries. As TPB have proven by constantly moving servers and releasing the entire torrent archive to everyone, moves like CAPIF’s are an exercise in futility.