Home > News > Pirate Bay Founders Launch BayFiles • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Pirate Bay Founders Launch BayFiles

Pirate Bay Founders Launch BayFiles
Get XBIZ News
Aug 31, 2011 6:00 AM PDT    Text size: 

LOS ANGELES — In a move echoing the rehabilitation of Napster, two Pirate Bay founders have joined forces to release BayFiles, a “legal” file-sharing website.

Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde, two Swedish co-founders of the notorious BitTorrent tracker, Pirate Bay, have reportedly formed the Hong Kong-based BayFiles Limited, to  then launch BayFiles (www.bayfiles.com) — a one-click webhosting service, commonly known as a “cyberlocker” — which has some growing advantages over other systems.

“BitTorrent is increasingly throttled or even filtered by ISPs, HTTP usually is not,” Neij told TorrentFreak. “Storage and transfers on BayFiles also preserve users’ privacy.”

Currently featuring three service tiers where files can be easily uploaded and shared, BayFiles offers unregistered users a free hosting account with 250MB of disk space  —while members can upgrade to 500MB; or for more capacity and less waiting, premium members can have 5GB of disk space, for five euros (around $7) monthly, or 45 euros (about $65) annually.

BayFiles says it offers a legal service because it is compliant with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which provides a mechanism to report unauthorized uploads of copyrighted material and have them removed.

The company adds it seeks to protect privacy and ensure availability, so that uploaded content is available for instantaneous viewing on any platform, with future plans to enhance the BayFiles service offerings into a more robust and richly featured cloud hosting service.

“Another advantage is that users can be sure that content stays up, which is important for personal backups,” Neij added. “It also guarantees that other personal files such as your MP3 collection are always accessible, so users are able to stream it live to any device.”

Once a file is uploaded, users are provided with a direct URL, as well as an HTML formatted link, plus a BB-encoded link for easy forum insertion. Unlike the BitTorrent scheme used by The Pirate Bay, however, only those with access to the link will be able to view or download these uploaded files.

“I suspect what they’re concentrating on is the idea that if it can be shown that they’re infringing or facilitating the infringement of an identifiable copyright work, they will comply with the requirement to notice and take down in time,” Attorney Susan Hall told BBC News. “But if in fact if you’re facilitating other people to infringe copyright, that’s something people will have difficulties bringing procedures about.”

For next generation adult marketers, BayFiles presents a variety of opportunities for serving content and generating traffic; and may find a place in many operators’ tool kits.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

PROFILES & BIOS

Grand Slam Media CEO Luke Hazlewood Hits It Out of the Park

Grand Slam Media Inc. CEO Luke Hazlewood’s view of the advertising business is one that seems to have solid roots. He says that in an ever-changing marketplace it is a better protocol to lead rather... More »

2017 XBIZ Webstar of the Year Harriet Sugarcookie Dares to Evolve

Start with a heaping helping of charming personality, sprinkle a dash of delightful quirky antics, then lather the final product with a whopping dollop of sensual sweetness… and what do you get?... More »

2017 XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year Reigns Supreme

It’s easy to see Aubrey Kate now — the modelesque, blonde bombshell — and dismiss her recent awards in the erotic arts as inevitable. It’s easy to say that she was simply born with... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida

XShow 18+ 2017

Jun 01 - Jun 03
Moscow, Russia

Cam Summit

Jun 02 - Jun 04
Lloret de Mar, Spain
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!