Following the earlier court defeat for Fredrik, Gottfrid and Peter and the pending civil action taken by several Hollywood studios, the Swedish authorities have now ordered The Pirate Bay to be disconnected from the Internet. The siteâ€™s bandwidth suppliers have been threatened with a large fine. The site is completely offline.
Today, Stockholmâ€™s district court took action to completely remove The Pirate Bay from the Internet.
The court ordered the siteâ€™s major bandwidth supplier, Black Internet, to disconnect TPB from the Internet or face penalties of 500,000 kroner ($70,600). The ISP complied, saying that it had no choice but to uphold the law.
The censorship of The Pirate Bay will continue pending the outcome of a civil action taken by several entertainment companies including Disney, Universal, Warner, Columbia, Sony, NBC and Paramount.
Rick Falkvinge, leader of The Pirate Party said: â€œThis is absolutely ridiculous. The Court seems to consider themselves above the Constitution,â€ while criticizing the effect that these civil actions are having on freedom of speech. â€œThis clarifies how copyright law has become untenable, and how information is lacking political skills in the judiciary,â€ he added.
The copy of The Pirate Bay is available at http://www.BTArena.net and will remain as a TPB archive, while the tracker.btarena.org can be used to track new torrents, if people want.
The torrents available from the http://www.BTArena.net copy still carry the announce URLs from The Pirate Bayâ€™s tracker but since all torrents were updated with the OpenBitTorrent tracker, they will remain functional. You can also get your own copy of tpb via a torrent file if you would like. Also everyone add publicbt and openbittorrent
trackers to any torrent to help out.
Thanks for a clone while the OpenBittorrent tracker is down also:
PublicBitTorrent - An open tracker project (OpenBittorrent.KG (clone of OpenBittorrent) & Public Bittorrent OpenBittorrent tracker is down also:
PublicBitTorrent - An open tracker project
PublicBitTorrent is a bittorrent tracker free for anyone to use. You don't need to register, upload or index a torrent anywhere, all you have to do is to include the PublicBitTorrent tracker URL in your torrent.
How does it work?
When you create a torrent file the application will ask you for a tracker address, then simply type in PublicBitTorrent 's and OpenBittorrent 2's tracker URL's:
Use this tracker if you would like while OpenBittorrent, Denise.Stalker & tpb's sites are down for using on mininova & works for others. Mininova has been giving -- for files that have lots of people seeding/leeching. They should have updated their info on their pages as well. Maybe someone should send a email to them and perhaps their up loaders would have prepared better. Well I guess they will have time to adjust or just have to wait till tpb is back online. Given the current sale ahead, they should have prepared but its not too late to do it now.
OpenBittorrent.KG (clone of OpenBittorrent)
Pirate Bay HTML Clone
Torrage: Torrent API
The Hidden Tracker
The Pirate Bay index (This site includes TPB index, comments, db reader and TPB "clone" -download links to Rapidshare)
The Google Bay
The Pirate Bay clone on SourceForge Torrent: https://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5063319â€ when site comes back up or change url This is a basic clone of thepiratebay.orgâ€™s UI.tpb index google cache(try search sites for torrent until tpb is back @ fully operational)