Facebook has currently moved a step ahead in digital security by disallowed its users to post links of the world’s most well-known website used for piracy, The Pirate Bay.
On the other hand, the file-sharing sites Torrent Freak noticed the change in the last few weeks in the wake of other popular websites used for piracy.
Furthermore, the Pirate Bay is well-known for hosting a massive content of torrents to pirated material such as movies, TV shows, music and software.
Rather than directly hosting the pirated files, Pirate Bay hosts torrents which a kind of data file that enables people with torrenting software downloading files directly from other users.
Also, torrenting itself isn’t essential illegal because it’s a way of distributing file downloads across a variety of users. Which it is enables rapid file downloading without any one user footing the bandwidth bill.
In that way, the Pirate Bay is just a platform in which users aren’t downloading pirated material directly from The Pirate Bay.
However, they’re just downloading torrent files and those torrent files enable users to download pirated material.
In the prompt on Facebook that stops users from sharing links to The Pirate Bay, it says links to the site “goes against our community standards.”
Though it’s not explicitly clear, the standard this appears to violate falls under the “Respecting Intellectual Property” section, which states, “We are committed to helping people and organizations promote and protect their intellectual property rights. Facebook’s Terms of Service do not allow people to post content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.”
Representatives for Facebook and The Pirate Bay didn’t respond to a request as of publishing. – Business Insider Malaysia