The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay, Website providing torrent files and magnet links.

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The Pirate Bay (sometimes abbreviated as TPB) is an online index of digital content of entertainment media and software. Founded in 2003 by Swedish think tank Piratbyrån, The Pirate Bay allows visitors to search, download, and contribute magnet links and torrent files, which facilitate peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing among users of the BitTorrent protocol. The Pirate Bay has sparked controversies and discussion about legal aspects of file sharing, copyright, and civil liberties and has become a platform for political initiatives against established intellectual property laws as well as a central figure in an anti-copyright movement. The website faced several shutdowns and domain seizures, switching to a series of new web addresses to continue operating.In April 2009, the website's founders (Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, and Gottfrid Svartholm) were found guilty in the Pirate Bay trial in Sweden for assisting in copyright infringement and were sentenced to serve one year in prison and pay a fine. In some countries, Internet service providers (ISPs) have been ordered to block access to the website.

The Pirate Bay trial
5 months ago

The Pirate Bay trial ... The Pirate Bay trial is a joint criminal and civil prosecution in Sweden of four individuals charged for promoting the copyright infringement of others...

The Pirate Bay raid
4 months ago

The Pirate Bay raid ... The Pirate Bay raid took place on 31 May 2006 in Stockholm, when The Pirate Bay, a Swedish website that indexes torrent files, was raided by Swedish police...

TPB AFK
5 months ago

TPB AFK ... AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard is a 2013 Swedish documentary film directed and produced by Simon Klose. It focuses on the lives of the three...

1337x
4 months ago

1337x ... compared to the now defunct h33t. It has been touted as an alternative to The Pirate Bay in face of its potential demise. Comparison of BitTorrent sites "Torrent...

Peter Sunde
5 months ago

Peter Sunde ... of The Pirate Bay, a BitTorrent search engine. He is an equality advocate and has expressed concerns over issues of centralization of power to the European...

Piratbyrån
6 months ago

Piratbyrån ... The Pirate Bay now operates independently from Piratbyrån, although a number of The Pirate Bay administrators were also active in Piratbyrån. On the morning...

RARBG
5 months ago

RARBG ... Government Blocks The Pirate Bay (and More)". TorrentFreak. Vatu, Gabriela (2 April 2014). "Saudi Arabia Blocks Access to The Pirate Bay". Softpedia News...

Pirate Party (Sweden)
4 months ago

Pirate Party (Sweden) ... The Pirate Party (Swedish: Piratpartiet) is a political party in Sweden founded in 2006. Its sudden popularity has given rise to parties with the same...

Gottfrid Svartholm
5 months ago

Gottfrid Svartholm ... computer specialist, known as the former co-owner of the web hosting company PRQ and co-founder of the BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay together with Fredrik Neij...

Liberator (gun)
4 months ago

Liberator (gun) ... Distributed retract the plans. The plans for the gun remain hosted across the Internet and are available at file sharing websites like The Pirate Bay and GitHub...

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