So The Pirate Bay accuses that the Finnish CIAPC has illegally copied files from The Pirate Bay website to make their own parody site. I've never liked the Finnish CIAPC too much, but this is just too much. If the CIAPC really did copy The Pirate Bay I hope that there will be consequences for the CIAPC's actions.
You can compare this yourself:
The Pirate Bay
Finnish CIAPC's website
Here is the full press release from The Pirate Bay (source)
tl;dr We filed a police report against the finnish IFPI. Because we enjoy being a pain in the ass of the copyright lobby. And because we think a certain 9 year old girl should have her computer back.
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Pirate Bay, the world’s largest site for cultural diversity and file sharing,
has today (Monday 2013-02-18) reported a suspected crime to the Finnish police.
The suspected criminals are the Finnish anti-piracy organization CIAPC
(locally known as TTVK).
The reason is that CIAPC have copied files from which The Pirate Bay is built,
to produce a fraudulent parody site.
While The Pirate Bay may have a positive view on copying, it will not stand by
and watch copyright enforcing organizations disrespect copyright.
- It's funny that we have to teach the copyright lobby the meaning of the law.
The fact that they wrote it doesn’t mean that they are above it, says Winston Bay.
CIAPC is not new to balancing on the edge of what's right and wrong. Last year,
they initiated a police raid against a 9 year old girl and confiscated her
Winnie the Pooh laptop.
- CIAPC is like an ugly high school bully without friends. It's time to take a stand.
Cyber bullying is a serious matter to us all, Winston Bay continues.
The money that CIAPC might have to pay for this crime will however not end up at The Pirate Bay.
- Our hearts are with the victimized 9 year old Finnish girl. Any money that might come
out of this will fund a new computer for the girl.
The Pirate Bay is the world’s largest file sharing site.
It ranks as the world’s 58th largest site.
Since its launch in 2003, it has maintained a strong stance for internet freedom and
It is run by dozens of individuals from all around the world, all with the same values
of liberty, kopimi and progressiveness.