Last week, Swedish Police raided and took down the Pirate Bay and the torrenting community briefly scattered to the wind. Finally, we’ve heard word from a representative of the Pirate Bay crew, who said in cryptic, veiled terms the team is currently plotting their next move.
A representative from Pirate Bay who calls himself Mr. 10100100000 got in touch with TorrentFreak, the leading news outlet on filesharing and piracy, through an encrypted channel. Mr. 10100100000 claims to be one in a network of a few dozen contributors who have kept the torrent tracker going while the founders have gone on to become jailed or apathetic.
Last week, popular torrenting site Pirate Bay went down when Swedish Police raided their servers. Unfortunately for enemies of online piracy, it’s hardly put a dent in worldwide torrenting traffic.
On the day before the raid, there were about 105 million people torrenting, according to Variety. In the next few days, that number Read More
The Pirate Bay is now the Promo Bay. No, really. The premier site for illegal downloading, which recently segued into the pirating of physical objects and swears that servers will fly before it gets shut down, is now serving as a promotional tool for musicians and artists. By placing a giant ad atop TPB’s homepage, one musician got 4,000 new Facebook fans and a filmmaker had his movie watched 250,000 times. TPB originally planned to run a few worldwide campaigns a year, but now the site’s owners are figuring they’ll do it every weekend, reports TorrentFreak. The pirates have become marketers.