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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According to a report by Torrent Freak, The Pirate Bay admitted to testing a JavaScript code which allowed the site to 'borrow' a visitor's CPU for mining the cryptocurrency Monero.
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(7) Additionally, the criminal prosecution of copyright infringers becomes more difficult when much of the illegal downloading and sharing occurs overseas on websites that do not have servers located within the United States; the best example of this is the popular torrent indexing and tracking site The Pirate Bay. (8) When the website is based in another country, as The Pirate Bay is based in Sweden, conferring jurisdiction becomes tricky because usually the crime is prosecuted where it occurred (9) but where did this crime occur?
However, almost as soon as the domains were seized, the Pirate Bay quickly found homes on other domains.
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Echoing a prank from 2007, the Pirate Bay on Monday claimed the site was now being hosted in North Korea at that government's invitation.
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