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Old 04-13-2012, 03:32 AM   #1
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Those guys at piratebay are hilarious

Some emails from major corporations threatening them, and their responses (piratebay's responses in bold)

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From: anakata
To: law@iprights.com
Subject: Re: URGENT - FOOTBALL MANAGER TRADE MARK INFRINGEMENT

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 law@iprights.com wrote:

> Dear Sirs
>
>
>
> Further to your response below, you should be aware that your misuse of the FOOTBALL MANAGER trade mark in relation to your services constitutes an infringement in the UK, irrespective of Swedish law and whether or not you are based in Sweden, not least because your โ^ภ^ุthepiratebay.orgโ^ภ^ู website is targeting users in the UK (as evidenced by the fact that a substantial number of UK users have already used your services to download this game in the UK). This gives a cause of action and jurisdiction to sue you in the UK. Our client would then proceed to enforce the UK judgement against you in Sweden.
>
>
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> In the circumstances, we repeat our request once more that you immediately remove the link complained of and confirm that there will be no further misuse of the FOOTBALL MANAGER trade mark in relation to your services.
>
>
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> We look forward to hearing from you.
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>
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> Yours faithfully.
>
>
>
> Willoughby & Partners
>
> The Isis Building, 193 Marsh Wall, Thames Quay, London, E14 9SG, United Kingdom
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> Tel: +44 (0)207 345 8888 Direct Fax: +44 (0)207 345 4555 law@iprights.com <mailto:law@iprights.com>
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> www.iprights.com <http://www.iprights.com/>
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>

Dear Prokaryote(s),

Please sue me in Japan instead. I've always wanted to visit Tokyo.
Also, I'm running out of toilet paper, so please send lots of legal documents
to our ISP - preferably printed on soft paper.
No, but seriously. That's simply not how international law enforcement
works. Using the same logic, a country where web sites are forbidden could
press charges against you for having one.
EA
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From anakata_anakata.hack.se Mon Sep 13 07:20:31 2004
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 07:19:36 -0100 (GMT)
From: anakata
To: Piracy - Online <Piracy-Online@ea.com>
Subject: Re: Copyright Infringement

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Piracy - Online wrote:

> September 14, 2004
>
> SENT VIA E-MAIL
>
> Fredrik Neij
> PRQ
> Box 1206
> Stockholm, Sweden 11479
>
>
> Re: Electronic Arts Trademark and Copyright
> Infringement Notice
>
>
> Dear Mr. Neij:
>
> It has been brought to the attention of Electronic Arts Inc. ("EA") that
> the website http://www.piratebay.org with the IP addresses of
> 217.75.120.115, 217.75.120.116, 217.75.120.118 is conducting
> unauthorized activities with respect to EA's copyrighted software, The
> Sims 2. The aforementioned website is offering and distributing
> bittorrent seeds for an unauthorized downloadable version of this EA
> game.
>
> The infringing material may be found at:
>
> http://www.piratebay.org/download.ph...ms%202.torrent
>
> http://www.piratebay.org/download.ph...coholClone-CLO
> NEGAME_Full.Release_%28exclusive_for_trackerwww.pr q.to%29.torrent
>

Hello and thank you for contacting us. We have shut down the website in
question.

Oh wait, just kidding. We haven't, since the site in question is fully
legal. Unlike certain other countries, such as the one you're in, we have
sane copyright laws here. But we also have polar bears roaming the
streets and attacking people :-(.
Apple

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Subject: Re: Illegal Dissemination of Apple Intellectual Property
From: anakata
To: IRamage@OMM.com

> April 21, 2005
>
> VIA EMAIL
>
> NOT FOR POSTING
>
> Fredrik Neij
> Registrant of www.piratebay.org
>
> Re: Apple Intellectual Property Disseminated by
> www.piratebay.org
>
> Dear Mr. Neij:
>
> We represent Apple Computer, Inc. On or before April 21, 2005, the
> site www.piratebay.org was in the process of distributing and/or
> facilitating the distribution of a misappropriated copy of an
> unreleased version of Apple's operating system software, Tiger 10.4,
> Build 8A428. The software constitutes an Apple trade secret and is
> copyrighted.

Awh, come on, I've heard the expression "a few bad apples", but this is
just ridiculous.


> Apple has a well-known, longstanding policy of closely guarding
> information about its unreleased products as trade secrets.

I've heard that before somewhere. I just can't remember where...

> We demand that you immediately disable the torrent and/or tracker and
> prevent further distribution of Apple's trade secret and copyrighted
> material.

We demand that you provide us with entertainment by sending more legal
threats. Please?


> Apple further demands that you provide us with all information
> relating to the posting of torrents enabling the distribution of Mac
> OS X Tiger, Build 8A428, including all log files and tracker files
> associated with such torrents. Apple also demands all information
> related to the identity of the persons who created such torrent files
> and/or who uploaded the software referenced by those torrent files, as
> well as the identities of all individuals who participated in the
> uploading and downloading of Apple's software. If you fail to
> maintain the evidence of this illegal activity, you will be subject to
> severe sanctions. In particular, if you destroy or hide any evidence,
> you will be subject to civil and criminal penalties. Please produce
> all requested information by the end of the day, Friday, April 22,
> 2005.

Even if we had that information, which we don't, do you really think we
would provide it to you?


> Builds of unreleased Apple software are distributed under strict
> confidentiality agreements. Your torrent site appears to be engaged
> in a practice of soliciting and disseminating Apple trade secrets.
> This practice is grounds for both civil and criminal liability. To
> avoid further liability, you must refrain from inducing the breach of
> any Apple confidentiality agreements, soliciting Apple trade secrets,
> and distributing Apple trade secrets on your site.

...Or what? You and Hans Brix will send us angry letters? Fortunately
for you, we don't keep sharks as pets.


> Apple is prepared to take further actions to stop the sites illegal
> activities, and Apple expressly reserves its rights. I am available
> to discuss this matter at any time. If you are represented by counsel
> in this matter, please provide me with the identity of that counsel.

Instead of simply recommending that you sodomize yourself with a
retractable baton, let me recommend a specific model - the ASP 21". The
previous lawyers tried to use a cheaper brand, but it broke during the
action.
Lots more here

http://thepiratebay.se/legal

Of course most of these emails took place before they went to prison for a year, but they're still posting them on their site.

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Old 04-13-2012, 04:11 AM   #2
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After all the legal stuff happened

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"AS U MITE HAS READ OR NOTICD, PEEPS ONCE AGAIN R TRYIN 2 SHUT US DOWN. DIS WILL NOT SUCCED, LOL. OURS RLY NICE WEBHOST WUZ THREATEND WIF RLY HUGE FINE, SO WE DECIDD 2 MOOV TEH SIET SO DAT THEY DIDNT GOT INTO TROUBLE, LOL. TEH DECISHUN 2 MOOV WUZ TAKEN BY US, TEH PIRATE BAY, LOL.

TEH PIRATE BAY IZ AN UNSINKABLE SHIP. IT WILL SAIL TEH INTERWEBS 4 AS LONG AS WE WANTS IT 2. REMEMBR DAT, K THX.

TPB, ONLY IN IT 4 TEH LULZ SINCE 2003"

Where they strategically bold certain letters to spell:

A$$ CLOWNS OV TEH RIAA

Viva la Pirate Bay indeed!



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Old 04-13-2012, 08:03 AM   #3
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I am surprised they are still around.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:22 AM   #4
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I don't pirate much other than anime and mangas and TV series that I can't get in HD up here. stupid channels that only have SD and exclusive rights to shows.

I'm looking at you Teletoon! I want Avengers in HD!
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:05 PM   #5
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>To the owners of the torrent tracker http://www.thepiratebay.org

k, lissen plz. tpb haz n0 trakker. it's all about magnet links and dht nowadays. k? tpb !=trakkz0r.

> Through our SCADA department we recently discovered unauthorized use of confidential material in connection
> with your website, http://www.thepiratebay.org. As of March 26th 2010, this material has been granted clearance
> for governmental viewing level 3, and must not be copied, distributed or presented in any way without the prior
> consent of Blackwell Briggs.

thanks for repeating the sites name, I didn't understand the first time.
Governmental viewing level 3? Is this the final level? what's the boss like in this level? I remember playing
Gradius 2(aka Life Force, aka Salamander, aka best shoot em up ever!!1 no it's not! yes it is! we
dont agree with myself) and on one level there was this huuuge brain with eyes and arms!! I almost dreamt nightmares
about that. luckily I ebeat his ass using the konami code. since then, I've been having serious knightmares about
that brain. just last week I saw this guy walking down the street who looked like a brain (I knows! craaazy!) and I
desperately searched for my NES controller. I didnt know if the guy had the power of lazors or not, but there waz no time to
ask. I finally found the controller in my bag (just under some rugged copies of 2600, a crappy print out of The Coming
Insurrection, a roll of tinfoil and a note with the phone number to a really nice guy I met last night at a bar in a
town I forgot the name of but he had blue eyes and cool shoes just the right type ya know but smelled funky.
Anyway, I pressed Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A and booom! I felt the power of Greyskull flow
through my veins. It was AWESOOOOOOME! Thanks to some previous power bars I now too had the power of laz0rs.
I quickly strafe-jumped to the left, then to the right and then to the right again while screaming Pew! pew! pew!
Nah! Nah! Nah! Peeew! (that gives more power to my lazors and usually defeats even the most annoying bosses and their
bosses bosses). Mr Brain then looked at me with pain and confusion in his eyes, clearly the lazors were working! When
he turned around (probably scared to death!) I quickly jumped behind a crate, reloading my lazors and stood ready if
the brain dude were to return. He didn't. Lucky for him mkey1 I wouldn't wanna turn on my god mode just like that.
So dont think that some level 3 bullshit will scare me. As I've just subliminally (you might wanna google that) told
you, I can deal with any level of bullshit. Yes i can, no i can't but i do!


> This material was aquired by subversive hacker groups, following a breach of Blackwell Briggs online security systems
> on May 15. These files are now being offered for Internet Download, copying and distribution through filesharing
> technology on your site.

"Subversive, hacker groups, breach, online security system, Internet download, copying, distribution, filesharing."
What's this? Saying all these hot words in a row turns me on! ON! This makes me think about hot terminator chicks and
dudes doing naughty things. Yeah! I'll be in your back! Hasta alta vista baby! Cum with me if you want to live!
Yeeeeaah... ...aaaaand I'm done k thx.


> The confidential material may be found here:
> http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5569...leaked.K=4YCee

Thanks for the link, you just made it public to billions of file sharing dudes and dudettes.



> We strongly advise you to remove all confidential and unauthorized material in connection with Blackwell Briggs
> Corps. Should any torrents and/or original files be found residing on your servers by June 10, our attorneys will
> (a) notify = Europol of your breach of governmental confidentiality (b) inform the Swedish government of your
> illegal activities.

I could go on a rant here about how no material is kept on our servers, and nowadays not even the torrents, and how
none of the material passes through our servers, and so on and so on. But since we keep on getting these crazy mails
from people like you, I won't bother.
But, on (a) I'll reply
Europol? More like Eurolol! Lololololol!!1 hahahaha ok we very funny
and on (b) I'll reply
Yeah good luck with that. Ask your buddies at the MPAA, RIAA, MAFIAA and the american justice department how much effect
that usually does. We got raided once due the american government going to bed with the swedish gov and some pillowtalking
into an agreement about shutting us down. We were down for 3 days. Not as much of a problem comparing to how long it took
us to get online when a former admin went on a drunk rampage and was nowhere to be found (down for 5 days. some million in
fines, 4 dead sheep and a story never to be told, without level 4 clearance.. yeah, more than you have, you're only at level 3
lolololol)

> Thank you for your cooperation.

Hey your're welcome! Feel free to grab some retractable batons on your way out. If the MPAA didn't grab em all.


> If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact us via e-mail at:
> legal@blackwellbriggs.com


I'm all good, but our users might have some questions, so you should
probably check your email tomorrow morning...

Your's truly - Winston
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:58 PM   #6
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Ok, that shit is funny I'm sorry.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:02 AM   #7
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Apology accepted... this time.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:09 AM   #8
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Ok, that shit is funny I'm sorry.
I concur.




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Apology accepted... this time.
You do not concur?
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:28 AM   #9
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We know technically what they are doing is wrong, but the way they handle themselves in the face of the whole privatized industry wanting to get them is hilarious.

haha it's funny haha
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:49 AM   #10
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It's kinda funny but they come across as a bunch of prats sort of like that hacker group does. It'll all blow up in there faces one day.
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