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.
As a result, the ruling now makes it easier for internet service providers and media companies to fight against 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?
The Pirate Bay has long had an antagonistic relationship with the courts and as recently as December, its Swedish domain had been taken down.
We conclude by discussing how The Pirate Bay marks the most direct confrontation between pirates and the state--both in their support for a political party and in their state evasion.
At least some unauthorized "House of Cards" copies on the Pirate Bay originated from overseas airings, including on News Corp.
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.
We asked Pirate Party UK to remove the proxy because The Pirate Bay is an illegal site that is undermining the growth of legal digital music services," the Telegraph quoted BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor, as saying.
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.
We have filed a complaint against The Pirate Bay because they have not stopped their activities after they were sentenced to prison, said the studios'' lawyer Monique Wadsted.
IN response to the letter about the lack of convictions for hosts of illegally shared copyrighted material, I point out the recent case of The Pirate Bay.