Check out our sister site Pirate Proxies which offers the best Pirate Bay Proxy -

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Austrian ISPs Told To Block The Pirate Bay

Austrian ISPs have been told they have just days to block not only The Pirate Bay but also Movie4K, one of the world's most famous streaming sites. The blockades, which were demanded by Hollywood-backed anti-piracy outfit VAP, are supported by recent decisions from both the Supreme Court in Austria and the European Court of Justice., one of Germany’s largest illegal streaming portals, was shut down during 2011 following the largest law enforcement action against of its type in Europe. But even with the site long gone the disruption it caused is about to affect The Pirate Bay and two other major sites.

Just a month before was dismantled in June 2011, Austrian ISP ‘UPC’ was served with a preliminary injunction ordering it to block subscriber access to the site. Verein für Anti-Piraterie der österreichischen Film und Videobranche (VAP) – the anti-piracy association of the Austrian film and video industry – had been on the warpath since 2010 and had finally got their way after UPC refused to comply voluntarily.


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The Pirate Bay Doubles In Traffic

Despite blocks in dozens of countries, tight Internet service provider restrictions and the widespread availability of affordable streaming services, notorious file-sharing service the Pirate Bay claims to have doubled its traffic over the past three years.

The site, which was blocked most recently in Singapore and Argentina, remains live in the United States (the source of most visitors), Southeast Asia and Europe. Exact numbers are impossible to verify, but Pirate Bay administrators told TorrentFreak the site’s traffic is twice what it was in 2011, with TorrentFreak noting that “monthly page views are believed to run into the hundreds of millions.”  


Friday, 18 July 2014

The Pirate Bay Traffic Remains Strong Despite ISP Blocks

In recent years the entertainment industries have pushed hard to get The Pirate Bay blocked in various countries. Despite these efforts the notorious torrent site has managed to double its visitors. The United States remains the most popular traffic source while roughly 9% of all users access the site through a proxy.

The Pirate Bay is without doubt one of the most censored websites on the Internet.

Courts all around the world have ordered Internet providers to block subscriber access to the torrent site and this list continues to expand.

Denmark was one of the first countries to block The Pirate Bay, but the biggest impact came in 2012 when major ISPs in the UK and the Netherlands were ordered to deny their users access to the site.

The entertainment industries have characterized these blockades as a major victory and claim they’re an efficient tool to deter piracy. The question that has thus far remained unanswered, however, is how Pirate Bay’s traffic numbers are being affected. Is the site on the verge of collapsing?

As it turns out, The Pirate Bay hasn’t stopped growing at all. On the contrary, The Pirate Bay informs TorrentFreak that visitor numbers have doubled since 2011.

The graph below shows the growth in unique visitors and pageviews over the past three years. The Pirate Bay chose not to share actual visitor numbers, but monthly pageviews are believed to run into the hundreds of millions.


Monday, 14 July 2014

The Pirate Bay Requests Support For Imprisoned Founders

The Pirate Bay has updated its familiar home page logo with a banner asking people to support two of the site's founders who are currently in prison. The site lists the addresses of Gottfrid Svartholm and Peter Sunde and encourages visitors to send letters, books, and vegan candy.

Pretty much every weekend The Pirate Bay replaces its logo to plug a band, game developer or filmmaker. This is part of the Promo Bay initiative through which TPB supports independent artists.

At the start of this weekend the torrent site decided to feature something a little more personal. The site currently displays a banner asking visitors to send their support to two of the site’s original founders.

Gottfrid Svartholm and Peter Sunde are both in prison at the moment and could use an uplifting note or two, the message suggests.

“Show your support by sending them some encouraging mail! Gottfrid is only allowed to receive letters while Peter gladly received books, letter and vegan candy,” the TPB team writes.


Monday, 7 July 2014

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Wants To Move To A Vegan Jail

Peter Sunde has asked to be moved to a different prison in Sweden, saying he has lost weight behind bars as the food on offer isn't suitable for his vegan diet.

The co-founder of the file-sharing site was arrested in May after almost two years on the run. Sunde is currently serving his eight-month sentence in Västervik, eastern Sweden, but wants to be moved to Malmö instead.

He has written to the prison authorities asking for the switch as he claims the meals served in Västervik don't meet his strict vegan requirements, reported the Sydsvenskan newspaper.

As a result he has shed several kilos and wants to be transferred to a correctional facility in Tygelsjö in Malmö.

His current base in Västervik is one of Sweden's most secure prisons whereas Tygelsjö has a lower classification.

The newspaper added that the prison authorities currently offer three types of food to suit differing dietary needs; regular diet, regular diet without pork and vegetarian.


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Argentinian Music Industry Website Turned Into The Pirate Bay

An anti-piracy music website was hacked and turned into a Pirate Bay proxy, allowing users to illegally stream music. Earlier, the site owner sought a blocking injunction against the torrent platform.

The hacking victim is the music industry group CAPIF (Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers), who crossed swords with Pirate Bay seeking to block illegal music downloads through court injunctions. Some 24 hours before the organization’s website was defaced, 11 ISPs were required to block 256 different Pirate Bay IP addresses as a result of their actions.

The revenge was swift and anonymous. When a day later users tried to access CAPIF online, they were greeted with the iconic brown galleon bearing the “Home Taping Is Killing Music” cassette-and-crossbones flag – and welcomed into music torrenting.

The Pirate Bay proxy was in place for some 10 hours before the site was taken offline, BitTorrent website reported.

TorrentFreak noted that the act of rebellion was significant, as all blocked Argentinian Pirate Bay users will now be aware of the potential of using a reverse proxy.

The Pirate Bay is renowned for providing access to free music, video games, software, and films and has been repeatedly targeted by the industry on a global level. Some 19 European countries have completely blocked access, including the UK, Denmark, Norway and Italy, and among them on a global level are Iran and India.


Sunday, 29 June 2014

Bayfiles Now Removed From Google Listings

Google has removed all links to Bayfiles, the file-hosting service created by the Pirate Bay's founders. For reasons unknown, people searching for the site can no longer reach it through the search engine. The site's operators are puzzled, but say that the change has very little impact on visitor numbers.

bayfiles-logoNearly three years ago Pirate Bay founders Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde launched Bayfiles, a new file-sharing venture.

The site has been growing ever since and has accumulated a steady user base. Instead of using P2P transfers, Bayfiles users can upload and download large files directly from the site.

Besides some issues with their payment provider, Bayfiles hasn’t run into any significant problems to date. However, very recently the site suffered a setback after it became impossible to reach through Google.

Without explanation, Google wiped all of the tens of thousands of Bayfiles links from its search index. The search results below show that the file-hosting service is no longer featured as the top result and a more specific search reveals that all of the site’s URLs have been wiped.