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The Pirate Bay founders launch Bayfiles – a Rapidshare-style service

The music industry’s next villain? It might have just launched. The founders of The Pirate Bay have launched a new site called Bayfiles, which is an online storage service along the lines of Rapidshare and Megaupload. “BitTorrent is increasingly throttled or even filtered by ISPs, HTTP usually is not,” co-founder Fredrik Neij tells TorrentFreak. However, he is stressing the lawful uses for the site. “Storage and transfers on Bayfiles also preserve users’ privacy.