Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down
The popular file-sharing service Pirate Bay was taken down today following a raid in Sweden by police who seized servers and computers. The Pirate Bay portal went down Tuesday morning after Swedish police raided a server room in Stockholm over alleged copyright violations. In addition to its file-sharing section, Pirate Bay’s forum Suprbay.org was also down.
“There were a number of police officers and digital forensics experts there. This took place during the morning and continued until this afternoon. Several servers and computers were seized, but I cannot say exactly how many,” Swedish prosecutor Fredrik Ingblad told Radio Sweden.
Pirate Bay may not be the only target. According to TorrentFreak, other sites related to file sharing such as EZTV, Zoink, and Torrage went down today as well, though it’s not yet known if they were also raided.
Founded in 2003, Pirate Bay has been in the legal crosshairs for years, but has managed to stay afloat despite efforts by governments, anti-piracy groups and the music and film industries to close it down. Today’s raid comes after a number of recent events have occurred around the service, putting it in the spotlight once again.
Im sure without a doubt there are plenty of copies of this for 2 reasons:
(1) If your predecessors were convicted and sentenced to 3.5 yrs and you knew the Swedish Authorities were watching you .
(2) If you write all those pages you never want to have to write them again, because you lost them maybe someone hacked you or your hard drive just happens to burn up, or any other reason that makes or should make it a habit to "Back Your Shit Up".