P2P Battle lines

Pirates

Torrent sites

Avoid public presence. Often do not state any political or other motives for action. Action is faciliated by the simple imperative of being able to do so (and users wanting free access to content).
Can accumulate finances in form of advertising and member donations (in exchange for better privileges). Copyright holders cite financial gain from these transactions, but site ops maintain they are merely enough to offset server costs.

thepiratebay.org

Enjoys public presence. Responds and retorts to takedown notices and legal letters.

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