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Old 19 February 2013, 04:14 PM
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Crash The Pirate Bay to sue over look-alike site

File-sharing site The Pirate Bay says it will sue a Finnish anti-piracy site for pirating the design of its website.

The Finland-based Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Center created a website urging people to find more legal means to download music, TV shows and other digital content.

To emphasize its intent, the CIAPC site intentionally borrowed the exact design and style of The Pirate Bay site, CNET reported Thursday.
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Old 19 February 2013, 08:00 PM
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So I keep searching to find where that website says it is satire, because this couldn't possibly be real, right? Is Troberg still around to explain to us why what The Pirate Bay does is hunky dory while someone copying from them deserves to be sued?
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Old 19 February 2013, 08:07 PM
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The comments of the Pirate Bay spokesman sound like they couldn't be intended as anything but intentional irony. They also said they'll donate any damages they're awarded, so they're clearly trying to make some point or just screw with their opponent and aren't just blindly hypocritical.
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Old 20 February 2013, 10:23 AM
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Although they may be missing part of the reason (IMO) the Finnish website is designed like that: To make them realise that no one likes to be ripped off.
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