Wal-Mart has placed banner ads on the Pirate Bay, one of the largest sites indexing pirated music and movies via BitTorrent technology and leading tormentor of the Motion Picture Assn. of America.
Several Wal-Mart banners have appeared on the site, including an ad for the eighth season of “The Simpsons” on DVD.
Wal-Mart also placed ads for “The Sopranos,” “Smallville,” “Desperate Housewives” and the movie “Office Space” during the crucial Christmas selling season in November and December, according to D.C.-based Wal-Mart Watch.
So, it looks like everyone’s favourite Bit Torrent site is looking to buy a “soverign nation”, in a bid to avoid existing copyright laws, and perhaps, to make a few of its own. That “sovereign nation”, of course is Sealand, and our own J. Angelo covered it yesterday right over here.
What’s the problem?
Only that the existence of Sealand as a sovereign nation is in dispute in the first place.
Popular BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay is reportedly planning to purchase (or acquire transfer rights to) the self-proclaimed Principality of Sealand, a man-made installation located six miles off the eastern shore of Britain, for the purpose of hosting their servers and mitigate copyright laws in other countries.