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Norwegian Pirate Party opens Pirate Bay DNS workaround

It was a sad day when the British Pirate party, PPUK, announced that it would have to close its Pirate Bay proxy site over fear of legal action from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), as the party truly believed that by averting censorship it was doing the right thing. That seems …

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Pirate Bay was worth prison time, claims founder

Since they haven’t had any real involvement with the site for many years, it’s no surprise that most of the founders of the torrent search site, The Pirate Bay, don’t feel as if they have much of a tie to it anymore. However, recently released from his 10 month stint …

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Pirate Bay resurfaces with many new top level domains

The last time the Pirate bay was taken down it ended up not returning with full functionality for a couple of months, so yesterday when a district court in Stockholm, Sweden, took down ThePiratebay.se and PirateBay.se, some fans of the long running torrent search site were worried. They needn’t have …

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Spanish evade latest Pirate Bay block

Blocking torrent search site The Pirate Bay seems almost par for the course at this point. If your government and ISPs haven’t been lobbied into doing so, what are you waiting for, it’s all the rage. Still, it doesn’t appear to be very effective, as after just a few hours …

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Pirate Bay return far from smooth sailing

The return of the Pirate Bay at the beginning of February should have been a triumphant one, with fans and staff happy to see the classic face of online file sharing back to its old self. Unfortunately for them though, its rebirth has been anything but that. On top of …

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KickAss Torrents taken down by domain seizure

The Pirate Bay might be back in some shape or form, but KickAss Torrents is now down following a domain name seizure. The .so Somalian domain of the heavily visited torrent site is now listed as banned by the .SO registry, meaning that the site’s operators will need to find …

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The Pirate Bay is back… sometimes

The Pirate Bay, perhaps the world’s most well known torrent site, is officially back online after weeks of downtime, marking the site’s longest outage in its 11+ year history. However, it isn’t all smooth sailing, as despite its seeming imperviousness to traffic spikes and overloaded servers before its downing, TPB …

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Fallout at TPB, admins and moderators jumping ship

The past month has seen many a file sharer await with baited breath the return of the infamous Pirate Bay torrent search site. Since its downing late last year, its future has been up in the air, but in February at least, it looks likely to return. However, according to …

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Pirate Bay still popping up, added Phoenix

Visiting the Pirate Bay in the last few years has felt like stepping back in time. Its design never really changed, apart from a few new homepage links and the creation of the promo-bay. And yet in the last couple of months change is all we’ve seen from TPB. After it …

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Pirate Bay homepage has another minor update

What is going on with the Pirate Bay? Something tells me that’s what the current admins want us to be asking. On the .se homepage that recently updated with a waving pirate flag, a pop-up ad and a countdown timer following a multi-week disappearance after a December raid, a new image …

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The PirateBay homepage has a countdown

File sharers the world over have been a little worried for the past few weeks, as despite managing to stay online for over 10 years without real incident (save for a little scare in ’06), the Pirate Bay seemed to have finally been taken down by authorities after its front-end server …

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The Pirate Bay returns… with popups

Last week one of the world’s most iconic torrent search sites, The Pirate Bay, was downed by Swedish authorities in a raid on a server farm located in the side of a mountain, along with several other prominent sites. Since then its future has been uncertain, with the admins speculating about …

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The Pirate Bay’s Facebook page disappears

First the Pirate Bay website itself went down and all its proxies and mirrors with it and now it looks like the torrent site’s official Facebook has been deleted too. It’s not clear at this time whether the admins of the site wilfully pulled it offline or if it was …

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Pirate Bay’s official raid response

The downing of the torrent search site The Pirate Bay last week, was a watershed moment in online file sharing. As with the takedowns of other infamous internet sites it spawned dismay from fans, was heralded as a breakthrough in copyright protection by the lobby groups and became an opportunity …

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Pirate Bay co-founder wants it to stay offline

Earlier this week, Sweden’s police force managed to take down The Pirate Bay and it has been offline ever since. As it turns out, TPB co-founder, Peter Sunde, thinks that the site should stay offline because he’s “not a fan of what TPB has become”. Following the raid that took …

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Pirate Bay down for 24 hours, no sign of return yet

Yesterday the world of peer to peer sharing held its collective breath, as several of the world’s largest Torrent sites, including the iconic Pirate Bay, disappeared from the internet. Nobody has been able to let it out yet either, as despite a proxy .CR PirateBay domain springing up, an official …

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RIAA claims Pirate Bay and others breach human rights

You know what the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and its contemporaries like the MPAA are fed up with? Their human rights being infringed upon. No, not because organisations like theirs are clamping down on freedom of expression by restricting access to information, but because those dastardly pirate sites are …

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Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde arrested in Sweden

One of the four big founders of the Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, was arrested on Saturday in his native Sweden, after hiding from the police for the last two years, following his conviction in 2012 for Pirate Bay related copyright infringement. He now faces an eighth month jail sentence. “We …

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The Pirate Bay founders are building a P2P internet

The Pirate Bay has been shaking up the internet for over a decade at this point, first by helping popularise torrents, then by its founders continually fighting charges that they’re responsible for what their user base does and most recently for releasing the Pirate Browser, which helped people circumvent the …

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Pirate Bay hop skips back to Swedish domain

The Pirate Bay has been playing a game of hopscotch for the past week as it changed domains multiple times, moving initially when its .SX domain was shutdown/seized, heading to Ascension Island’s .AC, then to Peru and Guyana now back to Sweden with the .SE domain it used back in …

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Pirate Bay changes domain once again

Anyone trying to visit the Pirate Bay this morning will have found that the usual .SX address is no longer valid. Instead, it’s now operating at thepiratebay.pe, a Peru based address. Temporarily it was running at thepiratebay.ac, but now it’s settled on its new South American home. For now at …

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Pirate Bay moves domain again

It seems like the time between domain seizure threats and The Pirate Bay showing up somewhere else is just getting shorter and shorter. Since the beginning of April it’s moved domains three times, with the authorities hot on its heels. How long can the admins keep this up for? First …

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Pirate Bay co-founder indicted for hacking

One of the co-founders of torrent search site The Pirate Bay, Gottfrid Svartholm was indicted yesterday for hacking charges, which have nothing to do with his already applied one year prison sentence for running TPB. According to the charges (and Wired), Svartholm stands accused of hacking in the Nordea Bank …

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