I Can’t Believe I’m in a Position to Follow a Michael Jackson Story with One About Prince

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align: justify”><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”>A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how <a href=”http://welcomebackrosenthal.com/the-ghetto-style-shutdown-of-tvlinks-and-oink/”>TV Links and OiNK getting shut down</a> was PROBABLY a sign that they were coming for the torrent sites next. And in the last couple of days that’s <em>exactly</em> what’s happened. (By the way the Michael story is <a href=”http://welcomebackrosenthal.com/85-no-95-sure-you%e2%80%99ll-find-this-picture-funny/”>here</a>).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align: justify”><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”>I’m <strong>still</strong> recovering from the shock of losing the greatest torrent site, Demonoid, a couple of days ago. About 2 years ago they got Suprnova (no e), and I was a user, but not a crazy user like I am now. I have weird hours. I’m a weird hours kind of guy. Not to mention I’ve got a ton of exterior house construction to get done before it gets seriously cold-Chicago Style! So I watch TV at weird times. And even though I love movies, I can’t<span>  </span>go to an actual theater as often as I’d like. Hence, the torrent use.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align: justify”><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”><a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demonoid”>Demonoid</a> was a heavy hitter, but not really that well known by non-torrent users. But The Pirate Bay is VERY well known. Probably, in part, due to the fact that they actually work “Pirate” into their name. So before the weekend <a href=”http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-charges-announced-071108/”>Torrentfreak reported</a> </span><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”>The Pirate Bay </span><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”>was going to be sued by a prosecutor before 2008, and now they’re reporting via CNET that <a href=”http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9814504-7.html?part=rss&amp;subj=news&amp;tag=2547-1_3-0-20″>Prince himself is going after them</a>. If some obscure foreign prosecutor goes after an organization it doesn’t really build up a mountain of press. But when the brand-name celebs step in, the game changes. Metallica<span>  </span>anyone?</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align: justify”><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”>Speaking of band names, I’d like to talk about Interpol. But not the band; the original.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align: justify”><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”>”<em>The International Criminal Police Organization, better known by its telegraphic address Interpol, is an organization facilitating international police </em></span><em>cooperation</em><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”>” from <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpol”>Wiki.</a></span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align: justify”><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”>All I’m saying is, things seem to be happening. And these things appear to be happing at the same time like this seeming <a href=”http://torrentfreak.com/hungary-shuts-down-bitorrent-sites-071112/”>coordinated US/Hungary</a> police action.</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align: justify”><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”>If we’re very lucky all of the attention will be directed towards Prince himself; and maybe people will think he’s taken his “Let’s Go Crazy” lyrics to heart. Why? Because he’s <em>also </em><a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_%28musician%29″>currently suing</a> Ebay, YouTube and fans with Prince</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”>-centric web</span><span style=”font-family: ‘Microsoft Sans Serif'”>sites for having non-sanctioned Prince content.</span></p>