Ends all the speculation and formally announces the “latest and greatest” project from the world’s most famous BitTorrent tracker site.
Previously I speculated that the “it’s coming” project was the Playble music subscription site that would offer users the option of paying whatever monthly subscription fee that they could afford with fees going directly yo the artists themselves.
Well, Brokep ends all the speculation this morning and announces that they’re going to create a new “video streaming site.” much like YouTube but without the censorship.
Oh, and the surprise that’s coming… it’s still not what people think it is… it’s been speculations on it being Playble.com or the video somewhat secret video site.
But, as a treat I can tell you – YES – we’re going to do a video streaming site. It’s true. It’s in the works being done right now and as usual we put a bit of Pirate Bay mentality behind every project we do.
In a chat I had with Brokep this morning on good ol’ fashioned iRC, he was kind enough to answer a few questions about the site and what it will all be about.
The site will be modeled after YouTube in that content will be user generated. What will set it apart however, is that there will be “no censorship,” that The Pirate Bay “will not be the moral police” and determine what content stays or goes as is oftentimes the case with YouTube. He then hinted that that the community will instead be the censors, that “the community will have to do that.”
He then noted that it will be a “different game than torrents since we will host the content,” meaning that they will have to deal with copyright issues. But, as is usually the case with The Pirate Bay they “have some aces up (their) sleeves on how to solve it.”
“We’re going for a free system, with a solution to not care so much about copyright but still not breaking laws,” he said. “We’re not revolutionizing the world, we’re taking it just a small step further.”
This could really be an interesting development in the world of user generated content sites, because as we all know the content may be generated by the user but it’s the site that determines what content stays or goes. The site plays content police, and with this new project from The Pirate Bay, users will now take up that role and make for some much needed freedom, especially in light of YouTube kowtowing to countries like Thailand who objected to videos mocking their King which were subsequently removed.
Stay tuned. (Thanks again Brokep)