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When we last gave you a status update on The Pirate Bay back in late December, we were given the impression that the site would make a full recovery. If you recall, earlier that month The Pirate Bay was the subject of a Swedish police raid that knocked the site offline. Since that time, the site’s operators have been working overtime to get the site fully operational (despite objections by Peter Sunde, one of The Pirate Bay’s co-founders). Well, they’re baaaaaaaaaaack! The Pirate Bay is officially back online and fully functional; one day ahead of schedule we might add. It honor of its resurrection, The Pirate Bay is proudly displaying the image of a phoenix on its homepage. As Torrent Freak... Read more...
Popular torrent site The Pirate Bay (TPB) may be down, but not necessarily out. Or more precisely, not out for good. The site was taken offline following a raid by Swedish police in which authorities seized personal computers, servers, and other electronic equipment. Now, two weeks later, the always-defiant crew behind the site has given a signal that TPB is on its way back. According to TorrentFreak, TPB's nameservers were updated this morning to new ones controlled by their domain name registrar binero.se. Furthermore, the main domain has started pointing to a different IP address than before, which is now connected to a server hosted in Moldova. When you visit TPB, all you'll... Read more...
A raid conducted in Sweden last week resulted in the shutting down of The Pirate Bay. Since then, other websites have stepped up to carry the crown, but the current crew behind The Pirate Bay has been silent on the entire matter – that is until now “We were not that surprised by the raid. That is something that is a part of this game. We couldn’t care less really,” said Mr 10100100000 to TorrentFreak via an encrypted channel. “We have however taken this opportunity to give ourselves a break. How long are we supposed to keep going? To what end? We were a bit curious to see how the public would react,” Mr 10100100000 added. The Pirate Bay has lasted for more than a decade and, until recently,... Read more...
It has been five days since it was reported that law enforcement officials raided a server room in Greater Stockholm that resulted in the takedown of The Pirate Bay. Three days after Swedish raid, it was back up and running courtesy of Isohunt. Despite efforts to curtail online piracy, the impact of shutting down TPB has had no effect on piracy levels. According to anti-piracy firm Excipio, there were a total of 101.5 million Internet addresses worldwide that had engaged in torrent titles on December 8. When TPB was taken down, the firm reported that the total number of IP addresses participating in peer-to-peer downloads dropped from 99 million, on December 9, to roughly... Read more...
It turns out that it's incredibly difficult to keep an online pirate ship down, even after you've sunk one. Say what? Bear with us while we explain what we mean by that. As you know, the world's most popular torrent site, The Pirate Bay (TPB), was taken offline last week following a raid by Swedish police, who seized several computers, servers, and other electronic equipment. However, the ghost of TPB lives on thanks to Isohunt, another popular hangout for pirates, which summoned the defunct torrent site back from the dead. "As you all probably know, the beloved Pirate bay website is gone for now. It will be missed. It will be always remembered as the pilgrim... Read more...
It seems as though The Pirate Bay just can’t get a break these days. Over the weekend, Google started kicking out Pirate Bay-related apps from the Google Play Store, citing “[violations] of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy.” This week, The Pirate Bay was knocked offline following a raid by Swedish police officers. This is obviously not the first time that The Pirate Bay has encountered rough seas, but users who rely on the site to download everything from network TV shows to a digital copy of Guardians of the Galaxy to pirated software are likely panicking just a bit today. Paul Pintér, Sweden’s IP enforcement coordinator, confirmed... Read more...