Anti-Copyright fighter got allied with the most closed dictatorship nation in the world. The Pirate Bay is moving its IP from Norway and Cataluña to North Korea. Even though North Korea is known to have extremely limited Internet service, the Web-based bittorrent tracker The Pirate Bay announced today.
The Pirate Bay announced this as an ironic situation. Read their announcement.
This is truly an ironic situation. 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. At the same time, companies from that country is chasing a competitor from other countries, bribing police and lawmakers, threatening political parties and physically hunting people from our crew. 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.
Actually from today, it would seem that the site’s IP address is located in Pyongyang, North Korea. However a German programmer analyzed that this is a totally fake. Real server is physically in EU. They just used the IP of N.Korea.
Over the past year The Pirate Bay has been armoring itself against police raids and the possibility of being shut down.
Now they started their business in the most locked country. What an irony?