It's a free world, only virtually, because in reality everything you do will be under the scanner and no matter how much you justify your work and yourself, people will believe what they want to. You might might feel why so bashy, but Pirate Bay is trying to imply something like this by their latest blog post, which spells out the latest venture of the notorious site.
Bittorrent tracker Pirate Bay is moving to North Korea
Web-based bittorrent tracker has announced in a blogpost that they will be moving to North Korea, a country with extremely limited Internet service and a highly censored country.
The blog post by Pirate Bay mentioned, "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."
Blogpost a hoax to voice out the frustration
Unraveling the mystery, a German programmer has expressed doubts over it and said that they might be into some kind of IP spoofing. The IP address shows that the links are coming from North Korea, but in reality they are from Europe, though from an undetected region.
The announcement is believed to be fake as this might be their way of protesting against the increasing barriers on the file sharing and piracy policies in the West. But nonetheless, their prank is a wee bit technical. The users surfing Pirate Bay will see that the location of the site's IP address in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Pirate Bay facing lot of brunt
Only last month, Pirate Bay made the announcement that they have shifted their base from Sweden to Norway and Spain. Prior to that, Swedish Pirate Party offered its support to the Pirate Bay and allowed them take the required bandwidth to operate their site.
However, Swedish Pirate Party had backed out when Rights Alliance threatened to sue them. Rights Alliance is an organization backed by the renowned music and movie companies.
Pirate Bay also added in their blogpost, "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. 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."
Last year, Pirate Bay has been on its toes for some time as it is dealing with several issues like police raids, threats of being shut down. It first rid itself of its trackers, then threw the torrents and started using magnet links, in February.
In October, they shun their servers and moved to several cloud-hosting providers scattered over different countries. Well, that added to the security of Pirate bay as its data is being hosted from different locations and not just one.