Pirate Bay denounces DDoS attacks

Pirate Bay denounces DDoS attacks
Infamous BitTorrent site denounces Virgin Media attack.

The Pirate Bay has declared that DDoS attacks against websites are an "ugly" method that mirror efforts to block the BitTorrent website itself. Earlier this week, Virgin Media confirmed that its website was taken offline amidst an ongoing DDoS attack, allegedly carried out as revenge for the ISP blocking the Pirate Bay.



The Pirate Bay took to Twitter and to Facebook to denounce attacks such as these that are carried out in its name..

"Seems like some random Anonymous groups have run a DDOS campaign against Virgin media and some other sites.
We'd like to be clear about our view on this:

We do NOT encourage these actions. We believe in the open and free internets, where anyone can express their views. Even if we strongly disagree with them and even if they hate us.

So don't fight them using their ugly methods. DDOS and blocks are both forms of censorship.

If you want to help; start a tracker, arrange a manifestation, join or start a pirate party, teach your friends the art of bittorrent, set up a proxy, write your political representatives, develop a new p2p protocol, print some pro piracy posters and decorate your town with, support our promo bay artists or just be a nice person and give your mom a call and tell her you love her."

All ISPs in the UK, including Everything Everywhere, O2, Sky, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media, were ordered to stop users from accessing the Pirate Bay website. Following a DDoS attack against Virgin Media, the ISP pointed out that it didn't have a choice in whether to block the website or not.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 11 May 2012 14:53
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  • 3 comments
  • ThePastor

    Quote:Following a DDoS attack against Virgin Media, the ISP pointed out that it didn't have a choice in whether to block the website or not.
    This is the problem. They should be fighting against being REQUIRED to do crap like this instead of quietly acquiescing.

    "But the bigger point here is that UMG has effectively admitted this takedown was never about copyright. They demanded YouTube censor Megaupload and justify that by saying they have a contract which allows it so its fine. Its painfully clear what they would do with a law like SOPA that gives them much more power"

    11.5.2012 16:56 #1

  • beanos66

    Quote:the ISP pointed out that it didn't have a choice in whether to block the website or not. but being part of a media conglomerate they were too! eager

    I've just found the proxy hosted by the U.K. Pirate Party

    11.5.2012 19:48 #2

  • jeff_2

    The article says that it is blocked by all UK ISPs, BT didn't block it and I can still access it although I do feel nervous doing so "ITS A TRAP" comes to mind.

    Due to copyright issues I am sorry to say I am no longer Batman : (

    12.5.2012 09:32 #3

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