ISOHunt have temporarily brought back to life The Pirate Bay using a mirror. Use this to access The Pirate Bay. oldpiratebay.org


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Proof That The Pirate Bay Will Be Coming Back

A police raid took down The Pirate Bay last month, and the popular download service has remained dead ever since. However, the group behind the torrent site has taken back its domain name in the meantime while publishing a static page that features a secret code, a pirate flag and a timer that’s been counting to a potential relaunch that might take place on February 1st. Further supporting the belief that The Pirate Bay is coming back up soon are the findings of a Reddit user, who has deciphered that secret code.


According to dafky2000, the code posted on the website is actually an encrypted link to a YouTube video that shows a well-known scene from Terminator 2 in which Arnold Schwarzenegger’s catchphrase “I’ll be back” is featured.

While that’s certainly disappointing to some people, who might have hoped that other special secrets lie behind that string of characters — especially considering that a recent hint from The Pirate Bay suggested users might be able to build something using that secret — the decryption of the message coupled with the countdown timer seems to strongly suggest the service is coming back up real soon.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The Pirate Bay Could Return On February 1st

The Pirate Bay could be set to return on 1 February, as a countdown timer appears on its website three weeks after it was shut down.

Police raided the file-sharing website's servers in Stockholm on 9 December and since then the website's services have been unavailable, causing several clones to take its place. The website reappeared shortly before Christmas, but displayed nothing more than a waving flag and a timer counting up from when the raid took place.

Pirate Bay Countdown

Now though, the timer has started to count down and will end on 1 February, when it is expected the site will open once more.

In addition to the timer, TorrentFreak notes a piece of Javascript used on the site to display fireworks is called 'allishere.js' which is thought to be a cryptic message to confirm that the site's backups are safe and well; it was previously claimed they were missing or damaged.

A source "close to The Pirate Bay team" has spoken with TorrentFreak and says more "exciting news" and an official announcement will follow shortly.

Following the 9 December raid on the Nacka station, a nuclear-bomb-proof data centre built into a mountain and where The Pirate Bay was being hosted, the site switched to a new IP address which points to a server based on Moldova.

Recently, the site added a string of characters known as a BitTorrent Sync key, which gives access to a pirated copy of Sony Pictures' The Interview; this was joined by a cartoon image of Kim Jong-un, which has since been removed.

Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/pirate-bay-counts-down-potential-1-february-relaunch-1481591

Monday, 29 December 2014

372 The Pirate Bay Copies Now Online After Latest Community Project

A couple of weeks ago, Swedish police raided the offices where The Pirate Bay’s servers were being kept, essentially knocking them offline. Well unsurprisingly in the process, many The Pirate Bay copies have sprung up, one of them courtesy of the folks at IsoHunt who have also released The Open Bay.


For those unfamiliar, The Open Bay basically allows anyone, regardless of their knowledge of how the internet works, to deploy their own version of The Pirate Bay using backup databases of the original The Pirate Bay, IsoHunt, and Kickass Torrents. Of course there are probably all sorts of legal ramifications to someone who decides to deploy their own The Pirate Bay, but the point is that anyone can do it.

So how popular is IsoHunt’s The Open Bay project? Well as it turns out it is pretty popular as they claim that they have discovered that about 372 copies of The Pirate Bay have since come online as a result of The Open Bay. The project has also been forked 522 times and starred 1,831 times on GitHub, making it this week’s most popular project.

Source: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/12/372-the-pirate-bay-copies-surface-as-a-result-of-the-open-bay-project/

Friday, 12 December 2014

ISOHunt has unofficially resurrected The Pirate Bay

Rival torrent site, ISO Hunt has resurrected The Pirate Bay via a new domain oldpiratebay.org. The site has a similar design to the original Pirate Bay website, and does appear to be working as the old site did.


Over the past couple of days since The Pirate Bay initially went offline, many websites have uploaded phony and fake sites as it's replacement, however oldpiratebay.org from ISO Hunt does seem to deliver, and does appear to be the most legit site out there.

Some people may believe the new ISO Hunt version of The Pirate Bay may simply be an archive of past Pirate Bay content, however it is now a fully functional site with new and old listings, including up to date download links. You can visit the oldpiratebay.org by clicking here, or by using the link above this post.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The Pirate Bay Is Still Down - Try These Alternatives

The Pirate Bay is still down at the moment due to technical issues relating to a raid from Swedish police on their servers on Tuesday, however there is still plenty of alternatives available until The Pirate Bay starts to get back and up and running.


The best alternative to The Pirate Bay at the moment is Kick Ass Torrents, and there are a number of proxies which can be used to access Kick Ass Torrents. Check out the list below of fully working Kick Ass torrent proxies.

Kick Ass Torrents
https://kickass.unblocked.pw/
https://kickass.so/
http://outlaw.is/
http://kickass.so.prx.websiteproxy.co.uk/
https://kickass.la/

You may also want to access other torrent sites as well through a proxy, and you can use the proxies below to access sites such as Torrent Hound, SeedPeer and Torrent Reactor. 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Swedish Police Raid The Pirate Bay - Site Remains Offline

The web proxies on this site (www.piratebayproxy.co.uk) and others are working, however due to the The Pirate Bay currently being offline, the proxies do not have an active connection. We hope this will be resolved in due time. 


Police in Sweden carried out a raid in Stockholm today, seizing servers, computers, and other equipment. At the same time The Pirate Bay and several other torrent-related sites disappeared offline. Although no official statement has been made, TF sources confirm action against TPB.

For many years The Pirate Bay has been sailing by the seat of its pants so any downtime is met with concern from its millions of users.


This morning, for the first time in months, The Pirate Bay disappeared offline. A number of concerned users emailed TF for information but at that point technical issues seemed the most likely culprit.

However, over in Sweden authorities have just confirmed that local police carried out a raid in Stockholm this morning as part of an operation to protect intellectual property.

“There has been a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm. This is in connection with violations of copyright law,” read a statement from Paul Pintér, police national coordinator for IP enforcement.

Police are staying quiet on the exact location of the operation and the targets involved but the fact that the national police IP chief is involved at this early stage suggests something sizable.

Source: https://torrentfreak.com/swedish-police-raid-the-pirate-bay-site-offline-141209/

Pirate Bay Apps Removed From Google Play

Looking for an app to help you access The Pirate Bay on your Android phone? You might have a hard time finding one on Google Play.

Google on Friday removed several popular third-party Pirate Bay apps from the Play Store on the grounds of copyright violation, TorrentFreak reported. The list of newly banned apps includes The Pirate Bay Proxy, The Pirate Bay Premium, The Pirate Bay Mirror, and PirateApp.


These apps use proxy sites to help users get around ISP blockades and access The Pirate Bay from a mobile device. Google claims they violate intellectual property provisions of its Play Store content policy.

"REASON FOR REMOVAL: Violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behaviour provisions of the Content Policy. Please refer to the IP infringement and impersonation policy help article for more information," Google wrote in an email to developers of the removed apps.

Source: http://uk.pcmag.com/apps/38079/news/pirate-bay-apps-yanked-from-google-play