The Pirate Bay site itself HASN’T been shut down as part of the ruling, although IFPI boss John Kennedy tells the New York Times that music and movie industry groups plan to file additional litigation to take it offline. He also said that any plans for TPB to “hand over the baton” to other torrent trackers will be stymied by the ruling. “There will be less people willing to step up to the plate,” he said. Is that true, though? TechCrunch points out that Mininova already has many more users than The Pirate Bay, while Torrentz has roughly the same number. Meanwhile, UMG’s Lucien Grainge, speaking at the Digital Britain summit in London, said the battle against file-sharing will continue.

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