Pirate Bay


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Pirate Bay

A BitTorrent file sharing website with links to copyrighted songs, videos, games, applications and pornography, launched in Sweden in 2003. Although the site was offline for short periods due to lawsuits, throughout its history, Pirate Bay generally had the highest illegal file sharing traffic on the Web. From 2010 to 2014, certain founders and hosting providers were convicted of copyright infringement and given prison sentences and hefty fines.

Down But Not Out
Pirate Bay was finally taken down in 2014 when the Swedish police raided the venue and removed the servers, and Google deleted Play Store apps related to the site. Subsequently, other sites such as Isohunt (www.isohunt.to) have resurrected Pirate Bay's index of files, taking up the cause that all forms of information should be free to the citizens of the world. See BitTorrent.
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If The Pirate Bay returns, the cloned site will be taken
Neij and Gottfrid Warg founded The Pirate Bay in 2003.
The leaked report also revealed that Pirate Bay and its users were on the NSA's potential hit list.
55) For instance, to circumvent blockades in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy, The Pirate Bay has not only added a new website, but also made sure that it guarantees maximum compatibility with the many proxy sites available.
After pressure from the record companies the Government paved the way for a ban on Pirate Bay.
Some reports indicate that private torrent sites are still accessible, as well as many proxy sites for Pirate Bay and Kickass.
We hope that yesterday's little hack proved that we know the internet better than our enemies," The Pirate Bay said on itsFacebook page, along with a few more paragraphs of colourful bravado.
The High Court wants internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to Swedish-based The Pirate Bay.
It follows a ruling by Mr Justice Arnold in February that both the operators and users of The Pirate Bay website infringe the copyright of music companies.
4chan users launched denial-of-service attacks on the organizations in protest against attempts to shut down free file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay
Murphy hears their attempts to block users from accessing controversial file-sharing website Pirate Bay has hit stormy waters.
PETER Sunde, a co-founder of the high-profile file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, has described new legal action against the site as nothing more than harassment.