The hunt for the cofounders of torrent site The Pirate Bay was a lengthy game of cat-and-mouse, spanning several continents. In the end, Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Svartholm all ended up in prison. But one of the site's cofounders, Fredrik Neij, believes it was all worth it. Show More Summary
A few weeks after his release from Swedish prison, Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij returned to his home in Laos. Today he shares some thoughts on his time in prison as well as the future that lies ahead. Looking back, Neij concludes that considering the circumstances TPB was well worth doing time for. Show More Summary
Sunde: "I was told that Prenda Law has been under investigation for over a year."
Over the past months two Pirate Bay co-founders have been questioned by Swedish police, acting on behalf of the FBI. The officers were looking for information on Pirate Bay backups and logs as part of an investigation into the honeypot scheme of the notorious Prenda copyright trolls. Show More Summary
Last week Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm lost his appeal against his hacking conviction in Denmark. With an August release potentially on the horizon but an unexpected situation still to be resolved in Sweden, Gottfrid is longing to get in front of a computer and back into the world of IT. Show More Summary
You can download this e-book on the Pirate Bay if you want. Those with an interest in music, or the music business, or computers, or writing, or reading, or books, or any combination of the above mentioned may want to come to Town Hall...Show More Summary
Well that’s it then. Say goodbye to The Pirate Bay at the very least, Australia: our Senate just voted to enact legislation to block websites in a bid to crack down on rampant piracy. More »
Peter Sunde is the co-founder of The Pirate Bay, which means he knows a thing or two about piracy. So when he says that Australia’s site blocking proposal designed to cut down on online piracy won’t work, it’s worth listening to. More »
The Pirate Bay's www domains are broken, but the site is working fine.
The Pirate Bay has dropped the www prefix for all of its domains. The changes occurred earlier this week and were made without a redirect, which is causing some visitors to believe that the site is currently offline. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.
Following the largest case of its type in Denmark, in October 2014 Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking IT company CSC. The Pirate Bay founder immediately appealed but after a technically complex hearing a jury at the High Court today unanimously upheld the decision of the lower court. Show More Summary
It’s almost a rule. The shadier the site you visit, the shadier the advertising will be. Take the Pirate Bay for example. One adblock-free visit resulted in me seeing one advert for the highly questionable MacKeeper software, an unfathomable...Show More Summary
New research into consumer behavior and the impact of blocking websites shows that nuking access to multiple infringing sites can be effective, provided you target a swath of them simultaneously. Blocking just one, well-known site? Not so much.
New research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that the UK Pirate Bay blockade had no affect on legal consumption. Instead, visitors switched to alternative sites, Pirate Bay mirrors, or started using VPNs. However, the same research...Show More Summary
Following a European trend, the Russian telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor has ordered local ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay. Without a separate court order, two domain names of the popular torrent site have been added to the national blocklist. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.
There's just no relief for The Pirate Bay. The torrent site is embroiled in a court case in the Netherlands – one that the country's attorney general wants to take to the European Court of Justice, the Register reports. Anti-piracy group BREIN has been trying to force Dutch ISPs Ziggo and XS4All to block access to The Pirate Bay since 2010. Show More Summary
Popular sports streaming sites blocked in the UK, Jumpman case gets a day in court and last Pirate Bay co-founder finishes his sentence.
Fredrik Neij, the the last of the founders to serve time after the Pirate Bay trial, was released yesterday from a Swedish lockup. Read the rest
Torrent site The Pirate Bay's history has been a long game of cat-and-mouse. Authorities shutter one version, only for another to appear — and meanwhile, its creators have been hunted across the globe. For co-founder Fredrik Neij, the hunt finally ended in November 2014, when he was arrested on the border of Thailand and extradited to Sweden. Show More Summary