The Pirate Bay is the most hardcore pirate in the world.  Even China can’t beat them . Prepare for too long but interesting read.

Prove:

From  EA:

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.php/3238103/Sims%202.torrent

http://www.piratebay.org/download.php/3238222/The_Sims2_AlcoholClone-CLONEGAME_F

ull.Release_%28exclusive_for_trackerwww.prq.to%29.torrent

This unauthorized activity with respect to the distribution of EA’s software products constitutes infringement of EA’s intellectual property rights. EA enforces its intellectual property rights very aggressively by using every legal option available.

As you are listed as the registrant for this website, EA demands that you immediately and permanently disable access to the aforementioned bittorrent seeds for The Sims 2 and any in the future.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact us via e-mail at:

piracy-online@ea.com.

Regards,

EA Law – IP Enforcement

Electronic Arts Inc.

piracy-online@ea.com

The Pirate Bay response:

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

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.php/3238103/Sims%202.torrent

>

> http://www.piratebay.org/download.php/3238222/The_Sims2_AlcoholClone-CLO

>NEGAME_Full.Release_%28exclusive_for_trackerwww.prq.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 :-(.

> This unauthorized activity with respect to the distribution >of EA’s software products constitutes infringement of EA’s >intellectual property rights. EA enforces its intellectual >property rights very aggressively  by using every legal >option available.

Please don’t sue us right now, our lawyer is passed out in an alley from too much moonshine, so please atleast wait until he’s found and doesn’t have a huge hangover…

>

> As you are listed as the registrant for this website, EA >demands that you immediately and permanently disable >access to the aforementioned bittorrent seeds for The Sims >2 and any in the future.

You’re free to demand anything you want. So are we. We demand that you cease and desist sending letters like this, since they’re frivolous and meaningless. Where should I send the bill for the consumed diskspace and bandwidth?

> Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions >concerning this matter, please contact us via e-mail at:

> piracy-online@ea.com.

>

>

> Regards,

>

> EA Law – IP Enforcement

> Electronic Arts Inc.

> piracy-online@ea.com

Thank you for your entertainment. As with all other threats, we will

publish this one on http://static.thepiratebay.org/legal/

//anakata

Ya , lots of drama happening between official company and the pirate bay. This is what I call a good drama!

You can find more of such drama here.

I know this is old news , but isn’t it a trend to post old news now?

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