By Patrick Lozada
Popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, posted a press release on Sunday claiming that they had been invited by Kim-Jong Un and the DPRK to host and share content on their network.
“This is truly an ironic situation. We have been fighting for a free world, and our opponents are mostly huge corporations from the United States of America, a place where freedom and freedom of speech is said to be held high,” the site noted. “And to our help comes a government famous in our part of the world for locking people up for their thoughts and forbidding access to information.”
This offer from North Korea comes on the heels of visits by Eric Shmidt, the chairman of Google, and former
troll doll basketball player Dennis Rodman. This announcement also comes days after Pirate Bay relocated to Norway and Spain after facing legal threats.
However, there are lots of reasons to doubt the veracity of their claim including infrastructure inadequacy, evidence of IP spoofs, and common sense. Now if only they could find another country willing to flaunt IP laws that had better infrastructure…