Pirate Bay to offer YouTube rival

Posted on Monday, May 21 2007 @ 16:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The popular torrent site Pirate Bay announced this week that they are preparing a YouTube competitor.

The Pirate Bay says the video streaming site will be reachable at thevideobay.org but currently it's only open for beta and development testers.

The site will follow a user-generated content model like YouTube but will not censor video clips. Zeropaid heard The Pirate Bay doesn't want to be the moral police:
The site will be modeled after YouTube in that content will be user generated. What will set it apart however, is that there will be "no censorship," that The Pirate Bay "will not be the moral police" and determine what content stays or goes as is oftentimes the case with YouTube. He then hinted that that the community will instead be the censors, that "the community will have to do that."

He then noted that it will be a "different game than torrents since we will host the content," meaning that they will have to deal with copyright issues. But, as is usually the case with The Pirate Bay they "have some aces up (their) sleeves on how to solve it."

"We're going for a free system, with a solution to not care so much about copyright but still not breaking laws," he said. "We're not revolutionizing the world, we're taking it just a small step further."

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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