BitTorrent Site PirateBay.org Raided – Servers Seized
The site was raided by Swedish law enforcement and its server farms confiscated. Three were arrested. It’s servers host only .torrent files, not actual copyrighted material. As a tracker site, ThePirateBay.org’s function is to index .torrent files and to direct BitTorrent traffic and maintain the swarm (uploads and downloads).The legality of indirectly linking to copyrighted material has apparently not yet been tested by Swedish courts.
Dale’s Comment: Another one down, infinite tracker sites to go!! But is it? The day after the raid, The Pirate Bay promised to be up and running again within days – in another country. I’ll keep you posted.
- As Promised, The Pirate Bay is Back! (June 5, 2006)
- BitTorrent Site PirateBay.org Raided – Servers Seized (May 31, 2006)
- The Pirate Bay: Here to Stay? (Wired Feature) (March 13, 2006)