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A major file-sharing site suffered an extended outage over the past two days. The Pirate Bay told file-sharing blog TorrentFreak a power failure caused the outage, one of the longest for the copyright-dodging music and movie network since a police shutdown in 2006. Still, the downtime coincided with a Swedish police raid on PRQ, a hosting service formerly used by the Pirate Bay, according to ComputerWorld.
The Pirate Bay boasts millions of daily users, so its outage quickly made the site's name one of the most-searched terms on Google. According to Torrent Freak, the Pirate Bay needed to replace a piece of hardware on location. Understandably, as a legally questionable operation, the site tends not to outsource such maintenance to unfamiliar workers.
We are ANONYMOUS:
We have seen that you have been done a raid on the pirate bay and other torrents sites!
The raid on PRQ disabled many of our torrent sites. We see this as a crime against freedom to information
and there for we have disabled some of swedish governments or affiliate sites in protest against this raid.
Swedish Government; you know our capabilities and what we want! The choice is yours.
Originally posted by minkmouse
I'm all for the fight against censorship on the internet but doesn't pirate Bay essentially operate to further the theft of other peoples property i.e. music, videos and software?
Originally posted by Monger
reply to post by minkmouse
I'd be angry as hell, and I have, in fact, had something similar happen to me.
But your argument is ridiculous, and let me tell you why. The price of admission to see the latest Hollywood crap fest is, what, 7 bucks? How can you possibly compare one to the other, it's absurd. Being so dramatic really cheapens your argument.