If there is a poster child for the fight against piracy it would have to be the constant attacks against The Pirate Bay by the entertainment industry and their trade group flacks around the world. They have tried everything from arranging to have the groups servers seized to trying every trick in the book to have the ISPs pull their access; and yet the site still lives.
However The Pirate Bay is not one to just sit and do nothing as we have seen them have their servers located in subterranean vaults to condensing the code running the site down to a point where it can fit on a flash drive.
Well it seems that they are investigating one more way to make it even more difficult for the entertainment industry to shut them down. TorrentFreak, an excellent blog that covers this type of stuff all the time, has a post up saying that The Pirate Bay is looking at using GPS controlled drones to handle their hosting.
“Everyone knows WHAT TPB is. Now they’re going to have to think about WHERE TPB is,” The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak. We were further informed that the first drone will probably fly above international waters.
“We’re already the most resilient and the most down to earth. That’s why we need to lift off, being this connected to the ground doesn’t feel appropriate to us anymore,” TPB told us [TorrentFreak].
As silly as the idea might sound the reality is that technology needed t o do something like this is pretty well off the shelf type of stuff now. Taking into account that the computers needed for something like this are now the size of the Raspberry Pi; which only costs $35, and that far-reaching radio equipment is almost as cheap the idea of putting together a skybourne network isn’t all that far-fetched.
Right now the folks behind The Pirate Bay are only investigating the possibilities but seriously I wouldn’t put it past them.