The Pirate Bay founders to go legit with BayFiles
Pirate Bay is a very well known bittorrent client where one can easily download data over the net for free. This has led the founders to face legal actions and
August 31, 2011 / 11:25 AM IST
Pirate Bay is a very well known bittorrent client where one can easily download data over the net for free. This has led the founders to face legal actions and thereby forcing them to pay huge amounts in penalties. In an attempt to offer services, which stick to copyright laws, two founders of The Pirate Bay have started their own file sharing website called BayFiles.
A legal alternative
According to a report by TECHSPOT, BayFiles will not index files but supply users with a private address for upload. This means that those users who would want to download a file would need to have a link to find the file they wish to download. The site unlike The Pirate Bay does have a membership fee for their premium service wherein a subscriber would have to pay €5 a month, €25 for 6 months or €45 for 12 months for fast download speeds. One who does not wish to avail of this membership plan would, like with other file hosting sites, have to bear with slower download speeds. In addition to this, there are limitations to file size. A free member would be able to receive 250MB of data, a regular member 500MB while a premium member will get 5GB.
The report states that with BayFiles, the founders have opted to comply with authorities and will remove any content that is deemed illegal. Let us know your reactions on this new site by the founders of The Pirate Bay in the comments below.