For you: The Internet. For them: A Rash to Medicate.

Over a century ago Thomas Edison got the patent for a device which
would "do for the eye what the phonograph does forthe ear". He called it the Kinetoscope. He was not only amongst
the first to record video, he was also the first personto own the copyright to a motion picture.Because of Edisons patents for the motion pictures it was close to
financially impossible to create motion picturesin the North american east coast. The movie studios therefor relocated
to California, and founded what we today callHollywood. The reason was mostly because there was no patent.There was also no copyright to speak of, so the studios could copy old
stories and make movies out of them - likeFantasia, one of Disneys biggest hits ever.So, the whole basis of this industry, that today is screaming about
losing control over immaterial rights, is that theycircumvented immaterial rights. They copied (or put in their
terminology: "stole") other peoples creative works,without paying for it. They did it in order to make a huge profit.
Today, they're all successful and most of thestudios are on the Fortune 500 list of the richest companies in the
world. Congratulations - it's all based on beingable to re-use other peoples creative works. And today they hold the
rights to what other people create.If you want to get something released, you have to abide to their
rules. The ones they created after circumventing

other peoples rules.The reason they are always complainting about "pirates"
today is simple. We've done what they did. We circumvented therules they created and created our own. We crushed their monopoly by
giving people something more efficient. We allowpeople to have direct communication between eachother, circumventing
the profitable middle man, that in some cases takeover 107% of the profits (yes, you pay to work for them).It's all based on the fact that we're competition.We've proven that their existance in their current form is no longer
needed. We're just better than they are.And the funny part is that our rules are very similar to the founding
ideas of the USA. We fight for freedom of speech.We see all people as equal. We believe that the public, not the elite,
should rule the nation. We believe that lawsshould be created to serve the public, not the rich corporations.The Pirate Bay is truly an international community. The team is spread
all over the globe - but we've stayed out of theUSA. We have Swedish roots and a swedish friend said this:The word SOPA means "trash" in Swedish. The word PIPA means
"a pipe" in Swedish. This is of course not a coincidence.They want to make the internet into a one way pipe, with them at the
top, shoving trash through the pipe down to therest of us obedient consumers.The public opinion on this matter is clear. Ask anyone on the street
and you'll learn that noone wants to be fed withtrash. Why the US government want the american people to be fed with
trash is beyond our imagination but we hope thatyou will stop them, before we all drown.SOPA can't do anything to stop TPB. Worst case we'll change top level
domain from our current .org to one of thehundreds of other names that we already also use. In countries where
TPB is blocked, China and Saudi Arabia springs tomind, they block hundreds of our domain names. And did it work? Not
really.To fix the "problem of piracy" one should go to the source
of the problem. The entertainment industry say they'recreating "culture" but what they really do is stuff like
selling overpriced plushy dolls and making 11 year old girlsbecome anorexic. Either from working in the factories that creates the
dolls for basically no salary or by watchingmovies and tv shows that make them think that they're fat.In the great Sid Meiers computer game Civilization you can build
Wonders of the world. One of the most powerful onesis Hollywood. With that you control all culture and media in the
world. Rupert Murdoch was happy with MySpace and hadno problems with their own piracy until it failed. Now he's
complainting that Google is the biggest source of piracyin the world - because he's jealous. He wants to retain his mind
control over people and clearly you'd get a morehonest view of things on Wikipedia and Google than on Fox News. 
Some facts (years, dates) are probably wrong in this press release.
The reason is that we can't access this informationwhen Wikipedia is blacked out. Because of pressure from our failing
competitors. We're sorry for that.