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thepiratebay.org

Post by Site-rater » Sun May 12, 2019 3:01 pm

Site is inappropriately labeled Safe despite containing cryptominers and vast amounts of pirated content.
Scorecard: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/thepiratebay.org

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Re: thepiratebay.org

Post by Dr-Flay » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:14 pm

Bottom of the front page there is a clear notice and instructions on how to avoid the cryptominer (which they use instead of adverts).
By entering TPB you agree to XMR being mined using your CPU. If you don't agree please leave now or install an adBlocker
It is a torrent search engine. They do not host any pirated files, only reference files that people make available.
You may as well say Google and Bing contain pirate software.

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Re: thepiratebay.org

Post by Site-rater » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:10 pm

There is no comparison between TPB (a service where people are encouraged to manually upload metadata for downloading pirated content) and a general purpose search engine that gathers and sorts its content via algorithm.

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Re: thepiratebay.org

Post by Dr-Flay » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:27 am

How a search engine finds its results is not important, as you can find each of the same results in regular search engines, because they also search torrent search engines.
Lots of pirates and malware providers register their domains in google, bing, yandex etc. and many just hope it gets crawled.
Regular search engines are a great way to find all the pirated and trojanised software you could dream of.

Your complaint is that the site contains cryptominers and pirate software.
The cryptominer is not hidden, and visitors are told how to block it. Unless Pirate Bay is hosted on or with pirate software, there is no pirated software on the site.
The site is honest to that extent, and does not force or trick users into receiving anything they did not search for.
You may not like why it exists but you will have to find a legitimate complaint.

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Re: thepiratebay.org

Post by NotBuyingIt » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:26 am

Site-rater wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:10 pm
There is no comparison between TPB (a service where people are encouraged to manually upload metadata for downloading pirated content) and a general purpose search engine that gathers and sorts its content via algorithm.
@Site-rater, I agree with your critique of thepiratebay.org. Its "Safe" listing is probably due to its popularity much more than to its trustworthiness.

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Re: thepiratebay.org

Post by Site-rater » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:39 pm

Dr-Flay wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:27 am
Your complaint is that the site contains cryptominers and pirate software.
The cryptominer is not hidden, and visitors are told how to block it. Unless Pirate Bay is hosted on or with pirate software, there is no pirated software on the site.
The site is honest to that extent, and does not force or trick users into receiving anything they did not search for.
You may not like why it exists but you will have to find a legitimate complaint.
They know full well what they are doing, and directly encourage users to manually add pirated content to their index, profiting off the piracy using cryptomining software.

Pirated content is what the site is intended for, and the founders went to prison for their actions after multiple trials ending in 2009.

To this date the current admins take multiple steps to hide their infrastructure from the authorities, and work with providers with weak terms of service, once again to ensure as much uptime as possible.

If you were to file a DMCA claim to their frontend host (Cloudflare) they would just forward it to the hosting provider of the IP behind them, and said provider would likely just throw out the report due to being a "bulletproof" provider. Cloudflare does not terminate repeat infringers unless ordered by a court.

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