The Pirate Bay, despite its legal ups and downs, remains one of the most infamous BitTorrent sites around. Those involved in TPB may be on the cusp on introducing something new, something they say the music industry should fear.
For years, The Pirate Bay has sat on a domain name, http://themusicbay.org
. It's done nothing with it, although it originally planned to; right not it just directs users to The Pirate Bay. That may be changing soon, according to TorrentFreak, which spoke to a Pirate Bay insider.
“The music industry can’t even imagine what we’re planning to roll out in the coming months. For years they’ve complained bitterly about piracy, but if they ever had a reason to be scared it is now. It will be a special surprise for IFPI’s 78th birthday, and we’re thinking of organizing a huge festival in Rome where IFPI was founded.”
The active subdomain fear.themusicbay.org
currently displays a “comming soon” [sic] title, so it seems that the IFPI, or the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, has something to be concerned with. Its 78th birthday is in April of 2011. It will be interesting to see what comes in that month.