Pirate Bay Founder To Fans: Stop Hacking Sites Already!
The lawsuit against The Pirate Bay members made its first digital victims: the Swedish site of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s (IFPI) site was hacked and the one come to its help was one of the accused Pirates.
February 19, 2009
"The ruthless hunt conducted by the IFPI, Anti-Piracy Office, Warner Bros., and all the other companies with a pawn in the game has now resulted in a trial in which four innocent men are accused of copyright infringement. This is a declaration of war against anti-piracy outfits and the industry players behind them, and we urge the public to boycott and lynch those responsible. IFPI is just the beginning. To be Continued."
Ironic enough, apparently the only one able to convince the hackers to stop was the Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde. He asked fans via his blog to take a break:
"We’re winning, stop hacking plz. Our case is going quite well as most of you have noticed. In the light of that it feels very bad that people are hacking web sites which actually puts us in a worse light than we need to be in. […] But I hope it’s over now and that we can go back to winning our case without taking these measures. The hacking can only reflect on us badly and if you want to help us, please stop with the attacks.”
At press time, the attacked site was back to normal and it may remain so until the lawsuit against The Pirate Bay takes a turn for the worse.