The Pirate Bay

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The Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay logo.svg
The logo of The Pirate Bay
URLthepiratebay.se

(.org until 2012,
.se 2012-2013,[1]

.gl and .is briefly in April 2013[2])
Slogan"The galaxy's most resilient BitTorrent site"
Type of siteTorrent index
RegistrationOptional, free
Available language(s)35 languages available, mainly English and Swedish
Created byGottfrid Svartholm
Fredrik Neij
Peter Sunde
Launched15 September 2003;
15 years ago
 (2003-09-15)
RevenueAdvertisements, donations, merchandise
Alexa rankIncrease 72 (October 2013)[3]
Current statusOnline

The Pirate Bay (shortname:TPB) is a Swedish website that indexes Bit Torrent files. It was created by Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde. The Pirate Bay is ranked as the 85th most popular website by Alexa. The Pirate Bay had to face many lawsuits and a raid in relation to copyright violations. It was shut down on December 9, 2014 by Swedish police, and came back online on January 31, 2015. Also, it may risk your PC to get infected by a virus.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. WinstonQ1337 (2012-02-03). "Site domain moved to .se". The Pirate Bay blog. Archived from the original on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
  2. Ernesto (2013-04-09). "The Pirate Bay Moves to .GL Domain in Anticipation of Domain Seizure". TorrentFreak. Archived from the original on 2013-04-28.
  3. "Thepiratebay.se Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-12-10.

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