For those who don't know what the pirate bay is, it's similar to a search engine for torrents.
How TPB works, people upload torrent files to the pirate bay. (Not the files, but the torrent file, which tells the torrent program how to retrieve the files from other peers)Torrent files are small files that allow peers to connect to each other and share files that they have. A person who creates a torrent and broadcasts the files online. People connect to that and download from the original creator, once they have the file they begin seeding (hosting)
TPB classifies these torrents in their database and when someone is looking for Fedora 10 (linux)
they will get the torrent files and download that small file, then run it through a torrent program which will then download the files from another person. So no copyrighted are hosted @ the pirate bay.
So pretty much TPB has done nothing wrong, and companies want to shut them down.
What are your opinions on this trial?
**note don't post links or talk about warez in this topic, this topic is about The pirate bay trial.[only]**