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In the latest twist of a story we have been following for a while, the ISP which serves as the main backbone for the filing sharing site, (Black Internet) ThePirateBay.org was ordered today to stop servicing the site today or face penalties.
According to various news sources as of 9:30 a.m. PT, ThePirateBay.org appeared to be mostly inaccessible.
Although other ISP’s carry the site, Black Internet was its main backbone.
In other ThePirateBay.org news today, the official, Swedish government run debt-collection agency, commonly referred to as the bailiff, said it could find no attachable assets belonging to 3 of the 4 founders of the site.
The 4 founders were sentenced in April to one year in jail, and fined $3.6 Million Dollars, they have appealed .
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Originally posted by Estharik
I've always wondered why TPTB seem to single out piratebay.. There's lots of other places to find torrents but I just kinda liked them
What's real bad is you can search google for torrents and it'll link you directly to many sites where you can get a torrent. They need to hit google IMO!
Originally posted by Truth4hire
You know, if ATS does not improve its search function there is no point in posting new threads is there?
Search PirateBay: 0 Zero Zilch nada.
[edit on 25-8-2009 by Truth4hire]
Originally posted by quackers
No, TPB was far from singled out, you just hear more about them and their arrogance, which as we can all clearly see, got them absolutely nowhere.