co-founder Tobias Andersson
has called for the site to be shut down.
It's not a change in his ideals or view on piracy. Instead, Andersson says that times have changed and that it needs to adapt to changing technologies if it wants to remain relevant.
"The Pirate Bay in its current form must end. It's not built and meant for what is coming. The future copy fights will need something better, safer, faster,"
he said during a speech in Brazil (via Torrent Freak
). "Something that does not depend on a few persons' will to sacrifice themselves. The world needs something that is impossible to take down, no matter what raids, laws and scare tactics they will throw at you."
He continued: "I believe that The Pirate Bay hinders the creation of something new. Not actively, but it has made people too comfortable by always being there."
Andersson recently formed the Promo Bay
, a site which lets musicians promote their work to a huge global audience which is supported by ads, but he's also stepping down from that site too.
Meanwhile, another co-founding member of the Pirate Bay has announced plans to release an iPhone
messaging app which will protect conversations from spies.
The app call Hemlis
- 'secret' in Swedish - will encrypt conversations and block agencies like the NSA from missing information from conversations.
What's your view on piracy? Is it as relevant or damaging when legal streaming services are so cheap and easy to use? Let us know what you think in the comments.