In a move that surprises no one, the Pirate Bay was found guilty of helping to distribute copyrighted content. They are to spend a year in jail and pay over three million dollars in fines.
The four members of the Pirate Bay have already logged an appeal.
Personally, I don’t know how to feel about this. On one hand, it’s a win, but on the other hand, I feel that this is a lose. A win for TPB would have set an unreal precedent into the world of downloading.
As of now, TPB is still active. While I’ve not tried to download anything (material isn’t hosted by TPB, all they do is track material), the site works for the time being.