Monday, June 29, 2009

The Video Bay

The Pirate Bay founder, Peter Sunde, announced the release of the new site, The Video Bay, to the Open Video Conference in New York. He said it would be "subjected to both live and drunk encoding" and "will be done when it's done."

The Video Bay is yet another swipe at copyright laws the founders find outdated and oppressive. To be sure, slapping random Netizens with million-dollar lawsuits is taking its toll on fans. Even those who believe there should be some protective measures in-place to ensure creators are properly reimbursed for their work are beginning to tire of overreaching, monopolistic corporations and their greed.

The Video Bay offers copyright-protected videos for viewing and download, in direct violation of copyright infringement laws and posits itself as an alternative to YouTube. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry refused comment.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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